Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Photos From Tibet
Tibet mountain scene - from 22catcher.com
I'm taking a break from the usual talk on the Tokyo rock music scene to bring your attention to the excellent Chinese photo-blog 22catcher.com. Its most recent series details a trip to Tibet by the blog's creator, Zhao. Zhao took stunning photos of the remote land.
I love looking through 22catcher because Zhao captures China in all its grittiness. Zhao's subject is people --children, the newly affluent, beggars, laborers, young hipsters, and everyone else who populates China's streets. In some of Zhao's pictures the people in them appear annoyed or angry at getting photographed; these are guys who in real life you could only glance at, not look at in any length. With such photos, 22catcher lives up to its slogan, a quote by war photographer Robert Capa: If you're photographs aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.
Take a look.