Each of my trips to Chongqing is restricted to three or four months because of the visa issue, and I mostly go there because of the winter. The river’s level gets low when my trips end. I never know if the beach will have emerged before I leave. Every time I have only one or two Sundays so when the beach is there, it is a kind of a compulsive photo safari. I shoot until dark.
Chinese cities are really crowded. There are a lot of people moving in all directions all the time. It makes taking pictures difficult. There is always something leaving or entering the field of view so you miss a lot of photos. But not in Ciqikou. There, it’s always perfect. Everything is like evidence, the pictures make themselves.