16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Reveries: Cyclist

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. Leaving the culture stuck between the new and the old. The image shows a man riding his bicycle on a road with a lane line curving. The man has his hands on the back of his head while trying to keep in lane. What I interpreted in this image is that the man is heading towards an upward direction (suggesting positivity, growth) but suddenly the lanes curve to a different direction, causing some confusion to the man. As massive changes is currently happening in China, it is easy to foresee positive growth, but also very easy to lose sight of what makes the Chinese culture unique.

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