'Water and Earth' is a new photographic series by the award winning Tugo Cheng based on Chinese vernacular landscapes, their rhythm and beauty caused by human's transformation of the land and the sea.
From mountainous Tibetan inland to coastal fishing village in the Southeast, people have reshaped nature for food and created unintentional landscapes marked by culture and tradition. Water and Earth as photographed by Tugo Cheng expresses the rhythm and beauty of these Chinese vernacular landscapes.
Armed with camera and drone, Cheng travelled all around China to document stories crafted by tea & rice terraces and puzzles of salt-fields. This selection of prints reveals the picturesque landscape which produce what we consume day-to-day such as rice, tea, wheat, fish, oil and salt. Tugo Cheng's works are celebrated for their musical patterns reminiscent of ink paintings as well as affluent colours and textures that illuminate the most surreal terrains on earth.
Press release courtesy Blue Lotus Gallery.