From 2007 to 2011 I lived and worked in Mainland China first working on commercials and then a Chinese domestic feature film as well as extensive travel through India and Nepal. The time within this extraordinary environment transformed me as a human and as an artist... a spiritual, emotional journey forcing me to see the world through new eyes. As Henri Cartier-Bresson said "In some places the pulse beats more than others." The multilayering juxtapositions of old and new, the zeal, the chaos and simultaneous stillness, experiencing the unique way of life and having meaningful connections with the local people all contributed to and inspired my imagery. I approached the work as spontaneous and of the moment but also incorporated my storytelling and cinematic disposition. Such as using a camera that is a rangefinder built like a Leica but exposes a 6x9 medium format color negative to lend a heightened sense of scale, depth and description of scene. Some of my images are digital but I have a deep respect and love of the traditional photochemical process so most all my work is large traditional chromogenic prints from negative. This is the first time I have presented these images and I feel very fortunate and excited to do so.