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.

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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

Yawn

#11 Shaolin Monk, Songshan, 1984

Shaolin Monk, Songshan, 1984

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#12 Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal, Suzhou, 1984

Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal, Suzhou, 1984

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#13 Suzhou Water Town, Suzhou, 1984

Suzhou Water Town, Suzhou, 1984

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#14 West Side Of Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1984

West Side Of Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1984

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#15 Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, Nanjing, 1984

Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, Nanjing, 1984

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#16 Port Of Dalian, Dalian, 1985

Port Of Dalian, Dalian, 1985

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#17 While Horse Temple, Luoyang, 1984

While Horse Temple, Luoyang, 1984

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程佳祥 2 years ago

白马寺 不该是white吗?

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#18 Old Dragonhead, The East Tip Of The Great Wall, 1985

Old Dragonhead, The East Tip Of The Great Wall, 1985

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#19 Tiananmen, Beijing, 1984

Tiananmen, Beijing, 1984

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#20 Elderly Couples Selling Fritters, Suzhou, 1984

Elderly Couples Selling Fritters, Suzhou, 1984

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#21 Hohhot Railway Station, Inner Mongolia, 1984

Hohhot Railway Station, Inner Mongolia, 1984

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#22 An Evening At Zhengyang Men, Beijing, 1985

An Evening At Zhengyang Men, Beijing, 1985

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