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Skin to Skin

I intend to explore the bonds between people and places in this photo. 73-year-old Newfoundlander Robert Tilley is the best friend I’ve made since I came to Canada 4 years ago as an international student. In this photo, I focused on Robert and his homes as a specific case and present my work in a conceptual way. We all have skin, and objects have their skin too. The wallpaper is the skin of the wall. When the skin of the wall touches the skin of Robert, the bond is revealed. In this photo, the wallpaper is from Robert's home in Brigus South, which he built more than 40 years ago, and the wall

I left my home in Asia and came to Newfoundland Canada 4 years ago as an international student. During the past three years, I have not only found my new home in Newfoundland but also my muse. Newfoundland is the inspiration for my photography. Robert Tilley, a -73-year-old true and born Newfoundlander, is the first friend I made when I came to Newfoundland, and now he has become my best friend. Robert and I have traveled most parts of Newfoundland, and he appears in many of my photos as a model.

Awards • Overall Winner of the 18th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, 2022
• Shortlisted in the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain's IPE 164
• Official Selection in IPA One Shot-Colors
• Gold Winner and Bronze Winner in 2021 Budapest International Foto Awards
• Gold Winner and Silver Winner in 2021 Tokyo International Foto Awards
• 2nd Place Winner in 2021 IPA International Photography Awards
• Winner of 2021 Flickr Your Best Shot
• Finalist of 2022 and 2021 Lucie Foundation Open Call
• Grand Prize Runner Up of 2020 Canadian Wildlife Federation Annual Photo Contest
• Honorable Mention in 2021 and 2020 IPA International Photography Awards