Xiapu It is a place to see rural Chinese fishing, collecting seaweed, farming, and coming in and going out in their boats and flat bottomed push boats. The people are relatively poor, and even the houses look old as from the times of the Cultural Revolution. The farmers work their gardens on nearby hills with hand tools, and enjoy tea and small cakes at breaks. In addition to its tiger-striped beaches, bamboo structures and poles, buoys and fishing vessels provide human counterpoints to the natural beauty of this area.The bamboo poles, stone columns and fish nets are usually put into the mudflat to dry laver, kelp and other marine products. When the sun and sets, the tide rises and falls occurs, all the things on the beach, including bamboo poles, fishing boats and fishing nets can form various spectacular and fantastic sceneries.
Thierry Bornier, a French photographer specializing in Chinese landscapes, hasn’t followed a traditional path in the photography industry. With an MBA in finance, he started his working life as Chief Financial Officer for an international fashion company in New York. From 2001 to 2008 he worked in finance, but soon realized that number crunching did not satisfy his thirst for natural beauty. In 2008 he decided to make a big career change, and see what his life would become if he did something he truly loved, he decided to become a photographer after one of his photography was picked for National Geographic ‘s Photo of the day. From that time in 2008, he has never lost his desire and enthusiasm for his new work. Entirely self-taught as a photographer, his passion has evolved into a desire to capture the moment of truth in the dual avenues of people and landscape. When Thierry started travelling around China as a landscape photographer, he found a country of many amazing regions and beautiful scenery; he believes anyone who loves nature should come and discover this land of dream-like allure. Thierry particularly loved the landscapes in Yunnan; so much so that he decided to move there. Published several times in the National Geographic, Included this year 2015 one of his image in the book entitled RARELY SEEN: PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY and the winner of many photography competitions, such as One Eyeland (Photographer of the year 2014 , Nature ) and Epson International Pano Awards,