Two years ago I photographed a personal project over the course of a month in China. I had the good fortune to spend most of the time traveling with a dear friend who had just moved back to Beijing to start a fuel cell company. As often happens when I travel – there was a very fine line between visiting a country as a tourist and getting beyond the surface. I find the only way to get deeper is to have deep connections with subjects you are photographing. This can’t be rushed and I feel blessed to have made many deep connections world wide over the last 10 years of my career as a photographer. You can click through to the image set on the Nat Geo Stock blog here.
The late afternoon fall haze had settled over the bustling city of Beijing as the sun set on the Forbidden City. The north gate, normally crowded with visitors silhouetted a lone figure leaving its confines. Click… A perfect evening.