Inspired by Travel: The Timeless Landscapes of Western China
Long fascinated by the sacred landscape in western China, I went with two friends to Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan province after college graduation in 2009. For about three weeks, we traveled through several Tibetan autonomous regions in the three provinces. Growing up on the east coast of China, the landscape in the west astonished us with its diverse geography and climate, and different culture and ways of living.
This series of photos depicts remote and untouched nature under a vast western sky. Compared to the radical urbanism in the east, the landscape in the west remains peaceful and sacred.
Landscape is about time. Several of these photographs are of the same subject, but the change in time altered the appearance and feel of the landscape. It’s that constant sense of change in time that makes landscape so appealing to me. It illuminates the beauty of Mother Nature that is beyond any human imagination.
The morning at Qinghai Lake, Qinghai, Ele. +3300km We camped aside Qinghai Lake, and got up early in the morning. We didn’t see the sunrise, but encountered the incredible blue.
The route we traveled