I live in this place, now called Xi'an, known as the ancient Chang'an.
Here are the ancient capital of China's 13 dynasties, including four dynasties in China's highest dynasty, Zhou, Qin, Han, Tang. They were built here, Feng-ho, Xianyang, Chang'an and other ancient relics in the city are all under the dust. Here is also the starting point of the Silk Road, which connected Chinese civilization to Central Asia and the West. However, this glorious city inevitably declined in the past millennium. Except the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the tower, we do not see any old building on the ground. All the ruins of history have been buried in the earth, through thousands years war and famine, the city from the glory of the past disappeared. Now the Chang'an, is an ordinary city .The city is not large, and the economy is not developed, even a little depression. I want to use photography in this way to capture the past and the reality of the collision.
It consists of two parts: classical and present. Two thousand years ago the imperial palace, the tomb of the ruins and the present city and village tied, where the past and the reality seems completely different, full of cracks, but in a certain moment will be a magical reunion. Tang poetry, religion, legend, countless war and famine, destruction and reconstruction. Go out, every road path, east and west, every place, every direction, all leading to a site or ruins.
Photography can only shoot at the moment, but I want to capture the past millennium ago. Through the reality of the landscape, break through all kinds of tight encirclement, to find the past poetic, resurrection history. Create a image-archeology by the real-life.