Photographer: KuanTung Pan
Mesmerized and intoxicated with Tang and Song Dynasty Chinese poetries since I was young, I have been longing to materialize these poetries from imagination into visual impact and that’s how I fell for photography.
After I came to the U.S. and got in touch with Western literature such as “As I Lay Dying” by William Faulkner, it truly unveiled humanity and enlightened me, made me understand who I am and deeply impacted my way of artistic creation in photography.
Influenced by both Eastern and Western literature, life long experiences and relentless self-feedback, I gradually formed the keynote of my work: By the ways through a viewfinder, symbolizes natural phenomenon to reflect the knowledge, experiences and humanity I have contemplated through this life.
I have traveled more than 20 countries to search, experience and actualize the artwork I intended to do since my young adulthood. Photography has always been more than just a hobby but a life long commitment to me. It’s beyond merely a way of artistic expression but a practice of living and reward of life.