Many visits to China from 1986/94. The Cover Photograph of my China book is a young girl prodigy from Guilin China playing her violin in a Car Park.
This Book title SWEET AND SOUR is about this time in China and before the great flux it has now endured. The so called moveable Feast.
The Li Yang ( River Li) plays a large part of the Culture to South West China.
Many artists are attracted there by this landscape ... I became a Professor @ its University to enable to teach the history of western Painting to an unknowing audience. It was so exciting to be apart of that opening up of minds. For example I gave a lecture on Matisse and Picasso which lasted 12 hours ... I kid you not! This teaching post gave me the RED Card to to travel to places westerns could not go.
I produced a Book with the Chinese on Children's Art called " Cradle OF Prodgies."
This has influenced my photography more than I can say.
However, the Landscape filled my head for the first 5 visits.
The Chinese Village Series changed my way of working as a Photographer.
Fuji Fine ART Papers