Me, a young chinese student, who’d just arrived in a completely different country (Germany), experienced some strong, deep cultural conflicts. […] In my works, I show two entirely incompatible states at the same time, two states of consciousness. I believe these basic states are just like the simple contrasts – black and white . […] Each portrait consists of two portrait shots. I took two pictures of each person – one with opened eyes, the other with closed eyes. I then integrated the two pictures into one portrait, resulting in the calm but unnatural expressions seen here.

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