16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Reveries: Koi

Part of my upcoming photo book on Guangzhou, China titled, Reveries. “Reveries” offer a gateway through the subconscious and a journey through a sequence of Reveries as seen through a protagonist in reflection of the past and contemplation for the future of Guangzhou. Guangzhou is currently undergoing a massive evolution in economics and culture. The Koi, in Asian culture is a symbol of luck and prosperity. In this abstracted image, a Koi is seen swimming towards a sun ray. The image suggests the Chinese people moving towards a brighter and more prosperous future. The abstraction of the sun reflection can also be perceived as a stage during a Reverie (daydream) where things seem to feel/look fuzzy and vague.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Guangzhou, China
Copyright: © David Zheng