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Friday, 14 February 2014

Subjective City Valentine


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Girl (Chongqing): photo by wang yuanling, 8 December 2010


Face (Chongqing): photo by wang yuanling, 29 April 2012



No. 302: photo by wang yuanling, 12 April 2011
 

The subjective city -- No. 15.  Man (Chongqing): photo by wang yuanling, 5 June 2009
 

Girl (Chongqing): photo by wang yuanling, 12 April 2011
 

The subjective city -- No. 19. Playing cards (Chongqing): photo by wang yuanling, 26 June 2009
 

[Untitled]: photo by wang yuanling, 4 June 2010


Portrait 1 (Chongqing): photo by wang yuanling, 18 June 2010
 

The subjective city -- No. 23. Playing in the summer evening (Chongqing): photo by wang yuanling, 27 July 2009
 


The subjective city -- No. 17.  Loving (Chongqing): photo by wang yuanling, 16 March 2009
 

Newlyweds (Chongqing): photo by wang yuanling, 2 November 2010
 

Congratulations. I found a nice husband, me:): photo by wang yuanling, 15 May 2013
 

Wedding: photo by wang yuanling, 14 September 2012

6 comments:

Lally said...

wow

Nin Andrews said...

Wow indeed! What an amazing series.

Hazen said...

These are pictures of absence. There’s a lack of feeling, of emotion, especially the one emotion celebrated on this day. The images pose a question. They bring to mind the contemporary, neo-amorous phrase “to hook up,” and the dearth of sensuality and warmth and caring implied in those words, that are better suited to describe a mechanical coupling.

manik sharma said...

Stunning,stunning pictures..And after returning from watching a screening of "Her"..I hesitantly possess a visual perspective of what a mechanical coupling would look like for us(the literal one)..it ain't pretty..neither are these..so the transition should be smooth..by the time iphone 10 or 15's are out..who knows what these images will look like..

Wooden Boy said...

They have a performative feel and yet there's allusion to the given world. Makes for some odd spaces in the frames.

And the question of where to place the subject colours everything.

TC said...

Performative is definitely the apt term.

A poverty of feeling, or a poverty of means, and circumstance?

The smogcloaked landscape in which these pathetic theatrics play out:

Down by the River

The photographer is of the generation that came of age at the time of this remarkable and as it now seems prophetic film document of post-postmodern phantasmagoria, alienation and mass virtual spectacle.

Jia Zhangke: The World (2004)