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China Album.

Deniz Bensason, Photographer, Photoshoot in China

Deniz Bensason, Photographer
Photoshoot in China

Taking Photos with Locals

In the more outlying areas of China foreigners are still relatively rare. A lot of the people living in the smaller cities and in rural areas will only have seen few foreigners in their lifetime. This may explain the fact that those Chinese love to take pictures of, or with, foreigners. The more foreign and outlandish you look to them, the more of an attraction you will be.

They also loved it when I took their pictures – in some of the poorer outlying areas a number of my subjects had never seen pictures of themselves. This added to their enthusiasm and excitement.

In Shanghai and Beijing it was totally different; it was harder to take their photos. It may be either because they are already used to foreigners or because they value their privacy more.

About this Album

In my China Album I tried to present a bit of everything, some landscapes, foods, religion, culture and folklore, festivals and religion. But there is still a lot more to do, China is far too big for just one album.

I am gathering ideas for the next time…


 

Information about the Album ...

Title: CHINA ALBUM

Subtitle: From Guilin to Yunnan

Photographer: Deniz Bensason

Width: 32 cm

Height: 30 cm

Number of Pages: 160

Cover: Hard cover. Cloth covered spine.

Additional Information: Printed on high quality gloss paper.
Laminated in matt silk to maintain maximum protection for the album.

Design & Layout: Nili Glick Studio.

China is just too big for a single photo-album. Deniz Benasaon went off the beaten track for the photos of this book. You will not find the Great Wall, the Forbidden City not even pandas in this album. New landscapes, people, markets, culture and even Chinese cuisine make up the greatest part of this collection.


Excerpts from the China Album

China Album - Front and Back Covers

Front and Back Covers

China Album - Pages 2-3 - Long life

Page 2: Long life
Page 3: Unto Eternity

China Album - Page 8 Residents of Sanjang, Page 9: Old man & parrots

Page 8 Residents of Sanjang
Page 9: Old man & parrots

Page 10: Sanjang in the rain, Page 11: Fields of Sanjang

Page 10: Sanjang in the rain,
Page 11: Fields of Sanjang

Page 62: Markets - Meat stall, Page 63: Assorted Chinese herbs

Page 62: Markets - Meat stall,
Page 63: Assorted Chinese herbs

Page: 70 Eating Noodles, Page: 71 Chinese Cuisine a kaleidoscope of tastes

Page: 70 Eating Noodles,
Page: 71 Chinese Cuisine a kaleidoscope of tastes

Page 72: See food, Page: 73 Sea food

Page 72: See food,
Page: 73 Sea food

Page 100: Man at ease, Page 101: Woman at work

Page 100: Man at ease
Page 101: Woman at work

Pages 102-203: Custom & Culture; Red Yao womans hairstyle

Pages 102-203: Custom & Culture; Red Yao womans hairstyle

Pages 128-129: Harmony

Pages 128-129: Harmony


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