Zhejiang is a province with many high-speed rail projects. The rails under construction and completed add up to five in total. I began to take picture of high-speed rail since the launch of Hu-Hang High-Speech Rail (from Hangzhou to Shanghai) to the completion of Hang-Zhang High-Speech Rail (form Hangzhou to Changcha), lasting for more than four years. High-speed rail as the world's leading industry, its builders naturally became the protagonist of my lens.
Before shooting, I was thinking about how to make a transformation in the presentation of the theme. I tried to break the previous "trilogy" shoot mode (project start, closure, completion) and to present a real high-speed rail construction scene. My purpose was to make an image record of the high-speed rail builders, which will become a proof of their existence in this unrepeatable history. Through the photos, I expressed my deep respect for them.
Now, each time I took a high-speech rail traveling through the places I have taken pictures, I have all sorts of thoughts in my mind and the images of the builders will flash before my eyes. They may be reluctant to take a high-speed rail, but their sweats and a period of their life have left on the footstones of the rail. The builders are the cornerstone of the development of China's high-speed rail.