Luo Yongjin 罗永进 (born in 1960 in Beijing) spent a long period shooting human beings, more specifically his friends’ artists. However his attention gradually shifted to silent architecture captured in different places in China, for instance Luoyang, Hangzhou, Shanghai and so on. In a way, Luo Yongjin’s photographs make us realize what this kind of places look like but off course they are more than mere topographical pictures. As Huang Yunhe – Shanghai OFOTO Gallery director – says, the fundamental difference between these two phases of creation is that while at first Luo Yongjin sought for catching a moment, he then intended to explore a concept while using different techniques and developing a phlegmatic vision of the outside world. For instance sometimes he would create a gigantic photograph composed of multiple other photographs so that to heighten its powerful effect; while sometimes he would focus on tiny details. Throughout his series and whatever the subject Luo Yongjin seems to render visible traces of man’s activity in its broad conception. Here is a selection of several series created since 1997 onwards.
More information: Luo Yongjin's works on OFOTO Gallery