Back when I was a kid, I used to go to China every other year. But due to complications with time management, the last time I went (before this trip) was back in 2007, and that was only for a week and a half. So finally, we booked this trip for the summer of 2015 with my mom and sister. (all black and white photographs are film unless labeled otherwise)
I was so excited! I knew there’d be so many photographs to take, so I packed up three cameras. For ease of travel, I decided not to take the Hasselblad since it’s rather large and requires more supporting items. So I brought along, my Fujifilm X-Pro 1 for digital, my trusty Leica M6 (shot entirely on Ilford HP5+ 400 speed film), and even an instant camera, the lomography lomo’instant which utilizes Fujifilm’s widely available Instax film.
(Photographs in no chronological order)
Gotta take that airplane photo right? This was right after take off from Hong Kong Itl. where we transferred to get to my home in mainland China.
The empty roadways from Chang Le airport towards my childhood home.
The alleyway towards home.
Views from home.
My sister and I on some sort of (inactive) volcanic island.
A grocery distributing system based solely off of trust and goodwill (digital)
Dragon boat festival (digital)
ChangLe’s Nan Shan Park.
HanZhou’s West Lake and Lei Fang Tower
The long trek up NanJing’s Zhong Shan Ling Mausoleum.
Somewhere in XiaMen.
I will probably add more photos to this post later on. But for now, enjoy the collection of photographs I made on this trip!
Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next post!