Traveling and wandering across China over the past five years, John Bernhard captured images that reveal an intimate, almost surreal portrait of a China in transition. Bernhard’s photographs, with their subtle softness and diffused lighting, bring out a delicate dreamlike beauty that is profoundly engaging.
There are two series of color and black and white images in this book, along with a personal introduction by John Bernhard.
"My challenge as a photographer was to develop a personal point of view.
In recording my experiences and emotions of China’s new history in the making,
I captured still images which indicate a movement through time. They show work, leisure, consumerism, solitude, alienation and redemption and emphasize people interaction with themselves and their environment."
A native of Switzerland, John Bernhard traveled North America extensively before settling in Houston, Texas. For more three decades he has chosen the medium of photography to explore the everyday world from new perspectives, breaking away into different pathways of artistic expression. He continues to devote all his energy taking photographs and bringing them together to enhance their meaning with visual interplay. His work has been published in numerous books and magazines and he has had many collective and one person exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. Bernhard resides in Houston where he has designed and built his studio and an art gallery.
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