吉姆 JIM HOFMAN | Photography Faces & places in China

Old People
Shanghai I
Shanghai I

Shanghai is huge. REALLY huge (23 million people). It’s ten times the size of Chicago. And this week is was hot. REALLY hot. There were lots of umbrellas on the streets to make-your-own-shade.

Sunday In Qingxi
Sunday In Qingxi

I think I’ve photographed everyone in Qingxi now. Twice.

Nanjing
Nanjing

I just spent a couple days in Nanjing, which is a few hours west of Shanghai. It was my first trip there. I always seem to visit the same manufacturing hubs in China and it was nice to go somewhere new.

Market Sights
Market Sights

Sights from a couple market places in China (Qingxi + Yangjiang). I love to photograph these places. Lots of interesting sensory inputs: sights, sounds, smells, people, activities.

Streets of Qingxi
Streets of Qingxi

Random street photos from Qingxi, China. This is my “home-away-from-home”.

Sunday in the Park
Sunday in the Park

While I was waiting for a late afternoon meeting with a factory representative I decided to kill some time at a local park in ChangAn. I sat at various benches for about 3 hours taking photos and meeting people.

Faces
Faces

Photos of friends and strangers.

Saturday Afternoon in the Village
Saturday Afternoon in the Village

I took these shots on a cool January afternoon on the weekend before the Chinese New Year holiday began. The overcast weather produced some nice flat outdoor lighting. The lighting in the meat market was a different story.

Tibet | Faces
Tibet | Faces

The faces of the Tibetan people are distinctive, beautiful, and often telegraph the hardships they’ve endured.

Tibet | Daily Life
Tibet | Daily Life

I once read that “you can accidentally drop a point-and-shoot camera in Tibet and it will take an award winning photo”. We found some interesting subjects just walking & driving around the countryside.

Sunday Afternoon in the Park
Sunday Afternoon in the Park

Chill-axing in Kowloon Park (Hong Kong) on a hot Sunday afternoon. Everyone was moving slowly – including the turtles.

Beijing – The Forbidden City
Beijing - The Forbidden City

An amazing place. Words can’t describe it – so I took photos.

Beijing – Tiananmen Square
Beijing - Tiananmen Square

If St. Mark’s Square is the “Living Room” of Venice, then Tienanmen Square is the living room of Beijing. Security is very tight, as evidenced by the hundreds of surveillance camera and dozens of police men & soldiers.

Chinese Line Dancing
Chinese Line Dancing

Everyone’s doing it!! Line dancing at night on the basketball courts and in public squares.

REALLY Old Guy
REALLY Old Guy

We sat at the table next to this guy at the “Big Restaurant” in our village. We offered him a beer and he joined us at our table. Then he drank almost all of our beer. Didn’t speak a lick of English, but a good guy.
UPDATED: 11/16/11

Collector
Collector

Old woman with lots of treasures, including a 3 legged plastic chair. Changzhen Village, China.