mr. yang yongliang’s living in the past.
but thank goodness he is, so he can create delightful things like these. i’ve lovingly curated for you some of his photographs manipulated with a heavy dose of magic to end up with 5th century shan shui -esque paintings. apparently he grew up studying traditional chinese ink painting and calligraphy before adding photography and sculpture to his range of talents. take a look at all his works here.
make sure you look at these carefully! there’s lots of amazing details to see.
these last two images are his photograph titled ‘forbidden city’. ha!