Wu Qi

These photographs are by Chinese photographer Wu Qi. I would be interested to know more about him - if anyone has any information please let me know. Some of the shots appear as if they could be staged and I would like to know if they are or not. I hope it's the latter.

Incidentally, Wu Qi translates more or less as 'without energy' and is an important part of Taoist philosophy representing the state of equanimity that exists beyond enlightenment from which anything is possible. Not bad to have that for a name!

1 comment:

Jamie Durling said...

They aren't staged. Taken from BJP 'Wu QI creates images that appear to be studiously lit and meticulously staged, such is their intense cinematic quality, but they are in fact observational shots taken of strangely charged encounters among the peripheral areas of the city’