Salad Days

For me photography is not just a visual representation of photos, it is about memories of a lost time. I am interested not only in the content of the picture, but the experience or feeling behind the making of the photo. This project is an exploration of my memory sealed in the photos. These memories change the photo itself. This series tracts my personal narrative and thoughts through fragments of memory. When time is frozen by the camera, it becomes a capsule of priceless moments. I practice writing to record my daily life, and half of the memory I would have forgotten if I didn't have this written record. This series is my visual diary. The combination of writing and photos help me process my thoughts and feelings and my thoughts and feelings give new meaning to each photo.. the exploration of memory and the experience of life. The moments of happiness in those albums were not important at the time but I see them develop value with the passing of time.

Andy Warhol said, "The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do." Photography has always left me a free, eternal utopia, and made me believe that the things I have loved, hated and the things in this world have not changed. And there is no doubt that everything in reality will change, but photos will not.