People usually lose the fun of discovery when life is fall in routine. This time, Simply Style will introduce a photographer-Alien De who is totally exceptional on this regard.
Hoping through his alien eyes of observing things, we who living in the fictional China could get some inspiration.
Cameras used相机：佳能5D2 尼康FM2 哈苏503
(for you)Photography is摄影是：照相
Simple Style：First of all, we wish you all the best on your exhibition in ShunDe and Shenzhen. Would you please give brief introduce the photos and themes of this exhibition and other personal projects?首先预祝你在顺德和深圳举办的展览一切顺利。可以简单介绍下这次展览的作品和主题，以及正在进行的几个拍摄项目吗？
李政德：Thanks. The exhibition held in Shunde named The Word Unseen, and in Shenzhen is Red White and Blue.谢谢你。这次展览在顺德是《看不见的世界》，深圳是《红白蓝》。作品阐述如下：
The World Unseen《看不见的世界》
Photography can be the intersection of an instant moment and space; or intersection of a period of time and space. I am fascinated by the moment freeze in the camera as well as I am passionate for camera capture of the time.
Once the scene was framed, shutter released, time would be slipped away into unpredicted fossil of light and shadow on the negatives in those less than a seconds or up to hours exposure period. It presents me a good way to pass my time as a freeman.
Sometimes, I smoke, listen to music, take a walk, and do pushups right in front of camera. In the frames, from time to time, there are cars passed, dogs passed, cats passed, and people come to pee and leave…However, all these movements leave no trace on negatives, just like most lives have been there before, yet with no evidence.
Most of the time, I only sit by the tripod staying in the moment.
Red White and Blue《红白蓝》
Red, white and blue canvas has appeared in Hong Kong earlier than 1950s. At first, they were used to protect the big-sized external wall or used by the residents living in wooden-house neighborhood to protect from bad weather. Until early period in 1960s, the red white and blue plastic bags that remodeled from the canvas were becoming widely used in daily life.
With the beginning of Chinese Economic Reform, the red, white and blue canvas began to spread into China mainland. And as the acceleration of urbanization, the three colors of red, white and blue filled out Chinese people’s dairy life. The ubiquitous colors have become the ground color of China.
The ongoing projects are too much to introduce one by one. There is one particular that I most desire to complete, From Zijiang River To Yangtze River. It is a memory of a water trip in my boyhood.
Simple Style：What is the best moment of the day? 一天当中最美妙的时刻是？
李政德：Drinking with friends.和朋友喝酒的时候。
Simple Style：Please describe an evolution in your photography works, from the first piece to the present projects.
李政德：It should be when I was a journalist in Guangzhou that I started to do subject photography. At that time I need photograph one bar every week, and took the opportunity to shoot the Guangzhou Nights. Probably the later subject New Chinese was shot in Shenzhen based on that experience. The real change came in 2009 when I became single with no economic pressure any more, and more idling time, shooting was a good way to kill time. With my there cameras rotated, here we are today. The only feeling is that different cameras just like different lovers with distinguish charming. Hope someday I can get more lovers when I become rich.
Simple Style：Where do you get your inspirations?从哪里获得拍摄灵感？
李政德：When you are take camera out with you, pictures will come to you themselves. There is no need for inspiration when taking pictures.
Simple Style：I believe works can reflect the photographer’s temper. Are you used to observing the world with distance in your life, like lighting a cigarette during the time of exposure without any personal comment.
李政德：When you hold your camera, it brings you and the world close on one hand, makes you see more of the picture; on the other hand, the camera pull your away form the world, which makes you observe more sober.
Simple Style：In addition to photography, are there other ways for you to record life? What is the special meaning of them?
李政德：Sometimes I paint, but painting is not recording. Also, I write diary time to times. I hope I can have a big warehouse so that I could just pick things back to house rather than taking lots pictures.
Simple Style：You once wrote “the place we can go back is home, where we can not go back is hometown memory”. How does the hometown affect your life and creation?
李政德：It is lucky for me to grow up in a town among mountains. Do you like Shen Congwen works? Though our town is in the middle of Hunan, I feel the same feeling expressed in Shen Congwen’s words about the hometown in may aspects. Living in this environment, it is easier to get close with the traditional culture. The ancient poet Su Dongpo is my idol. Like him, living in metropolis for a long time, I always bear the mountains and waters in my mind. And the most direct influence of above to my creation perhaps is project From Zijiang River To Yangtze River and Go Home.
Simple Style：Would like to share with us the photo of your bag?给我们的读者展示一下你的旅行包里都会装什么吧？
1. 哈苏相机 Hasselblad camera
2. 富士reala负片 Fuji negatives
3. 尼康机械快门线 Nikon mechanical shutter release
4. 笔记本和笔 Notebook and pen
5. 鹿皮 deerskin
6. 一本书 a book
7. 换洗衣服 cltohes
8. 白沙烟 Baisha brand cigarettes
9. 身份证和钱包 ID card and wallet
10. 手机 Cellphone
Simple Style：Please list top 5 your most frequently visit websites/blogs/.你最常去／最喜欢的5个网站是？
李政德：Only three websites, Douban, Xiami, Sina Weibo只有三个：豆瓣 虾米 新浪微博
Simple Style：Please share one of your most favorite poems.分享一首你最喜欢的诗给我们吧．
Man Jiang Hong1
The clear Ying River2 eastward flows,
Shipping sorrows here,
And away the winged geese.
Distraught and distressed,
I see green mountains and white waves,
Range after range and swell after swell.
The promise of retiring is yet to be honored3:
To listen, from across our beds,
To the night rain,
In the soughing wind.
Hate myself for surviving separations
More than I would care,
Wilting white-laced hair.
A cup of wine,
By the Yellow River bank.4
One by one recounted.
We look at each other just like yesterday,
So many months, so many years.
Old stains remain on our sleeves of bitter tears;
A bliss, though,
In between our brows,
You and me
Seek in the pond what’s left of spring,
Flowers falling like snow.
1. This Ci was composed in the 7th year of the Yuanyou reign (1092).
2. The Ying River: a branch of the Huai River.
3. The promise of retiring is yet to be honor.
4. “The Yellow River bank” was where the brothers met for a drink.
5. Yellow color between eyebrows was thought as an auspicious sign.