I was born and raised in China, and lived there through 22 years, so it is only natural for me to conduct China photography workshops in places that I have a deep connection with.
Landscape/wildlife photography is deeply embedded in my being, and the most important form of my expression, and has been the main focus of my travel since 2004.
A first visit to the Himalaya and Gobi desert gave me a great sense of inspiration which led me back many times; some were workshops I conducted on my own and some with other photographers. I love the Gobi desert for its ever changing forms and the Himalaya’s snowy peaks is where my spirit nestles. Being in these places enabled me, photographically, to explore and portray facets of my personality, and to share these parts of myself, as images, with others. My approach to facilitating photography tours is to take people to places I have a great deal of experience in and local knowledge of, so they may be inspired to create a body of work that shows their own personality and artistic expression.
In the past years, I also travelled on my own and ran photography tours/workshops to the Yellow Mountains, Guilin, Wuliangyuan, Shangri-La and Tibet region (where I was based for 7 years) , North coast of Spain, Scotland (where I lived for 6 years) and Iceland.
During covid I no longer ran photography trips or even returned to these places, instead I moved to London in May 2020 and then built a career working with children in their early years. I absolutely love and adore children, their curiosity and openness to new experiences has taught me a lot in my own search and desire to thrive in a different way. Being away from the places I love, rarely using my camera, didn’t stop me from preparing myself to return, with the certainty of again using images to connect with myself and others.