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Artist Statment

I like to photograph everyday images. I use classic documentary approach to capture the everyday life. It is these fragments of my life that makes up this series.

Photography is a form of individual vision transformed into visible images. These images are the places I have been, the things I have seen, and thepeople I have met. Looking through the lens, I see bits and pieces of stories that has become a part of me. Unscripted and unstaged, they are a frozen piece of the space that we are living in. Technically unaltered in color and composition, these images preserved the realism in the subject. Natual light--the contrast, the shadow, the reflection--added a depth to the realism.

The series come about as a diary of my travel in Peru. Since then it has been a collection of my memories. I choose a rangefinder for this diary because it give me better access to the relationship between the subject and their space. It's manual operation also allows me to be completely absorbed into the viewfinder and bring the focus back the the subject and its space. With this diary I want to show the endeavors and hopes of the people, an the life-essaies they write, through the colors of the Peruvian highland.

It is my goal with this series to make my audience stop, and to find out the different stories that happens around them.

-- Kavin Du

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