To many locals born in Hong Kong in the 60s, Mainland China in the 70s & 80s was so near and yet so far. Although Mainland China was at the doorstep, it was like a land of mystery. I born in the early 60s, was devoted to photography in the late 70s. In the 80s, as a college student majoring in journalism, followed the fad of travelling in China, brought along my camera and kicked off my adventure.


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At that time, I had only started photography for three or four years. Notwithstanding that I had limited knowledge about Chinese customs and culture, with my fervent passion, I many a time travelled to Mainland by rail. My adventure lasted occasionally for a few years, till my graduation.

Prior to being digitalised a decade ago, the slides were only stored in storage boxes and not even published. The reappearance of the images inspired my to host a photo exhibition, be it a summary of my young photography life, or as a sharing to young photographers: The photographs you take in your early life, could be the most invaluable ones. Keep up!

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#1 Jinan Station Waiting Room, Jinan, 1984

Jinan Station Waiting Room, Jinan, 1984

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#2 "Three Ponds Mirroring The Moon", West Lake, Hangzhou, 1984

"Three Ponds Mirroring The Moon", West Lake, Hangzhou, 1984

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#3 Bell Tower, Xi’an, 1984

Bell Tower, Xi’an, 1984

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Lana Andreassen 3 months ago

Proof that overpopulation is a huge problem

#4 Trolleybus In Front Of The National Art Museum, Beijing, 1987

Trolleybus In Front Of The National Art Museum, Beijing, 1987

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jevais 3 months ago

Nice clean air?!

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#5 Marble Boat At Summer Palace, Beijing, 1985

Marble Boat At Summer Palace, Beijing, 1985

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jevais 3 months ago

Way back when the air was still breathable. Now the air is just a huge smog clouding covering Péking & all the big cities of Chine. Also they still don't know how to keep their rivers, lakes and seas free of pollution. In the near future they will run out of drinkable water and will suffocate from lack of clean air. Other rising countries are in the same predicament, such as India, South America, Africa etc..

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#6 Prairie, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, 1984

Prairie, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, 1984

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jevais 3 months ago

Yes it is in China Mongolia, there is an outer Mongolia which is Russian and the inner Mongolia is in China

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#7 Street Of Xuanwu Gate, Beijing, 1985

Street Of Xuanwu Gate, Beijing, 1985

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Hesei Mamiya 3 months ago

Nice!

#8 Imperial Tombs Of Song Dynasty, Gong County, 1984

Imperial Tombs Of Song Dynasty, Gong County, 1984

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#9 Baotu Spring, Jinan, 1984

Baotu Spring, Jinan, 1984

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#10 Manchuria Railway From Late Qing Dynasty, Dalian, 1985

Manchuria Railway From Late Qing Dynasty, Dalian, 1985

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Tiny Dynamine 3 months ago

Yawn