Expressing the Orient is 70 pages of color photographs that I took during my three years in China.
Some of the most interesting places of China are featured in the book. Chinese people, both the Han majority and ethnic minorities, distinct landscapes, and the contrast between ancient history and contemporary development are themes explored in the book.
Included are photos from the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, Tibetan areas in Gansu Provice, Yunnan Province, Guangxi Autonomous Region, Shaanxi Province, Beijing, Xi'an, the three gorges, and many other areas of China. The result is a comprehensive portrait of one of the most fascinating countries on Earth.
I lived in China from 2006 to 2009. During my time in the Middle Kingdom, I traveled extensively from my base of operations, Xi'an. "Expressing the Orient" is my attempt at documenting my experiences in China.