there are some couples that remind you why you’re doing it. why any of it matters. these two are one of them. i’m one seriously lucky photographer to know them.
happy faces and high-fives sums up this last post as well as my entire trip. this city has been truly remarkable. i felt shanghai slowly open up to me and i was grateful for all the accepting smiles from people i photographed. it’s so interesting shooting in San Francisco and New York City versus Shanghai because here i couldn’t communicate verbally. it relied solely on body language – on both ends. they strained to let me know that i was okay and that they were okay with everything that was happening in that moment and it revealed how selfless and personal they are as a culture. it pushed me and taught me so much about simply connecting through subtle smiles and bright eyes. the words didn’t get in the way. it was a profound experience and i sensed the shift in myself. needless to say, shanghai, i’ll be coming back soon. you are place set apart.