It was 2004, and I was fishing along the Yangtze River. As a 12 year-old boy who is out of school, I did not have much to do but lingering around town. One day I went fishing and saw a stream of fishes floating on the Yangtze River with their bottoms up. Most were dead with a few of them catching their last breaths of life. It was quite an unsettling scene. A fisherman told me that these fishes were bought and set free by believers upstream. Thirteen years later in 2017, I saw a free life pond in a temple. There are turtles in the pond enjoying the sun, and pigeons resting by. At that moment, these two encounters collapsed and I came to realization about what I witnessed as a 12 year-old boy. I photographed the free life pond, then my jour- ney of seeking connections between life and desire begins.
Fleshes and matters tangle and desire is the end product. It is weaved into the very world we live in, yet it remains hidden and abstract. It reveals itself sometimes when it collides with the mortal world. However, such events often times appear to be mundane and non-intrusive on the surface. I am deeply drawn by these scenes of life.
I linger around cities, towns, rivers and mountains. I am a witness of my own perspective, and my photographs are documentations of their own spantenous reflections on this land they document.