|Year of creation||2019|
|Dimensions||35 W × 45 H × 0.1 D cm|
|Type of art||photography|
Chinese saying goes: there are five mountains one should see in China, but when you climb the Yellow Mountain it is so beautiful you don't have to see the other four. I spent a couple of winter days at the top of the mountain photographing in cold rain, within the clouds blowing across the peaks and valleys. The ever changing scenery was so captivating I didn't even care how soaked and cold I was. I personally like the moody and mysterious feel to the image, soft contrast and the warm color palette. I like to see this image printed on fine art velvet paper, or mat finish metal.
I have been fascinated with photography since the age of 13. I learned the basic photography skills on simple analog cameras, without light meters. The science behind image capture was as important to me as the visual expression through the medium. Initially, I could easily say, everything was image worthy, then my interest narrowed down to cultural photojournalism and landscape photography, finding excitement in working with ethnic groups then seeking solace in the mountains soaking up the natural beauty of our planet. For many years now I have been traveling to the far reaches of the world immersing myself in vanishing cultures as well as wandering off the beaten path to capture most remarkable landscapes. My images are not meant to simply represent the reality but they are my personal rendition of the photographed scene and ultimately should spark curiosity and have a soothing effect on the viewer.