sun goes down, twilight, reflecting
on the rice paddy and pulling in the night,
even more with the magnificent glory from the stage truck.
Was it a space shuttle ready to take off?
it a flick of the truth and illusion?
it the distance between dream and reality?
was it only a murmur from a midnight dream?
right before clicking the camera, I had no intention of figuring it out.
The present collection is the selected compilation of photos in the
STAGE series in the past 5 years. It is my aspiration
to convey this unique Taiwanese industry and the abundant cultural messages it exudes with its dazzling totems and soaring ideas, eliciting
people’s imaginations and connections to the culture of this peculiar
entertainment business, which transcends time and space, bonds the horizontal
and vertical, and links the planar and three-dimensional. Through the STAGE
series, I also wish to approach Taiwan’s contemporary social and cultural
landscape from a more traditional and direct style of visual description,
fusing modern vocabulary to invite viewers to examine the potential turning
points and awareness derived from the development history of contemporary photography in Taiwan.