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."