I was born in Mei County, Guangdong
Province, China in the sixties.
I lived in Mei County
until the age of 18 when I left to study at the South China Normal
University where I earned a Bachlor of Arts Degree. I qualified as a
Lawyer in 1990 and gained a L.L.M degree at the Law Department of
Zhongshan University in 1999.
In 1994 I started my own Law firm The Asia Pacific Law Firm
in Foshan Guangdong with two other partners specializing in
Commercial Law .
During my childhood I lived in the countryside and enjoyed my
style of living. The kindness and simple disposition
of the Hakka people as well as their brave and diligent nature gave me a
lot of fond memories.
I have long wanted to capture on camera the images of my childhood
memories: the long curling smoke from kitchen chimneys winding
their ways in the valley among the huge round enclosed Hakka
houses of my village.The natural beauty, hues and colors of the
Growing up poor and having barely enough for necessities during my student
years, I could only dream of buying expensive cameras and
photographic equipments. But this dream also pushed me to overcome
difficult and depressing times and gave me the necessary courage to
work harder and succeed .
It was not until December of 1994 that I could afford to buy my
first camera – a Nikon FM2 with a Nikkor 28-85 lens and started to teach
Despite growing up in poverty, I was hopeful and enthusiastic in
life and I focused my camera on the happiness around me and the
beauty of nature.
But the reality of my daily work and the cases I handled caused a
lot of unhappiness and disillusionment. I was disappointed with the
meanness in people. The conflict between reality and my idea of a
happy environment gave way to much soul searching.
I put my camera aside : I was unable to focus.
During this difficult time of meditation, I visited far and remote
villages untouched by civilization. I kept looking for a sign to
help me get rid of my disillusionment with the world. I kept looking
for the way to get rid of my depressed mood and very slowly, ever so
slowly started to focus my camera on
The Happiness of Spring.
The Enthusiasm of Summer,
The cheerfulness of harvest time in Autumn,
The tenderness of Winter.
The full blossom of the lotus in the morning dew and
The dancing white clouds of the vast Steppe.
The search for my inner happiness continues and is expressed in my
photography. I hope to guide people young and old to my internal
world with my camera. I always believe that people who are kind
hearted live a happy life.
I owe my progress in photography to my friends and teachers.
I joined the Foshan Photographer Association in May1988 and in
August that same year, I came to know Mr. Chuang Pakkan, the famous
photographer from Hong Kong. I would like to express my thanks to
all of them for giving me guidance and inspiration .
I hope that all friends who browse through my website would send me
their treasured opinions.
At present my photographic equipments include:
bodies: FM2, F90X, F80 and D70.
Six lenses: - Nikkor 100-300 f5.6, 80-200mm, 24-85mm f2.8-4; Sima
50-500 f5.6~6.3; 1000mm and 500mm mirror lenses made in the USSR.
SB-16B, SB600. . I also use a Microtek Phantom 4300
scanner and IBM T22 notebook to handle pictures.
Finally I wish all my teachers and friends and friends on the web
success and good health.