2015, Hatori press,Inc., 羽鳥書店
Design : Kenya Hara, Kanako Ohashi

The photos in this collection are impulse snaps taken during my frequent photography trips to China between the late 1980s and 2011, and feature people encountered on my travels, and landscapes that caught my eye.
Looking at these photos for some reason brings back vividly the person I was then. It never ceases to amaze me that despite now finding it scarily difficult to remember everyday things, looking at photos I can recall in perfect detail events even from 20, 30 years ago, and what was going on around the time. I’m reminded once again of the wonder of photographs, and their seeming ability to capture even memories from the period in which they were taken.
Disembarking in winter around 1990 at what was still the old Beijing airport, one always caught a whiff of that peculiar, nostalgic, coal-fire aroma. I remember, upon detecting that scent, feeling thrilled to be back in Beijing again, because I loved China in winter, particularly the hazy streetscapes of Beijing. And I’d savor, with a secret thrill, the joy of returning to the endless, remote vastness of the continent.
My gaze from that time is captured in these snaps taken free of contextual chains, alongside scenes of an older China now gone forever, and people living life in the slow lane. And I realize how much I truly loved China as it was then, and the people who lived there.
Yoshihiko Ueda


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