Since beauty is honoured all over the Empire how could Xi Shi remain humbly at home?
Washing clothes at dawn by a southern lake and that evening a great lady in a palace of the north:
Lowly one day, no different from the others, the next day exalted, everyone praising her.
poem by WangWei
Alfonso de Castro is specialized in portrait, nude and documentary photography, working primarily, but not only, with large format cameras. He is also specialized in 19th Century photography and alternative printing processes, including Platinum, Palladium, Van Dyke and Cyanotype. Alfonso de Castrois holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physics and a Ph.D. in Fine Arts and is a Professor of Photography in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. With the words of Bataille: “What designates passion is a halo of death”. Murders in China comes immediately, like a shot in the temple, a work that is separate from what he has done so far.
** in this issue of Visions Alfonso De Castro is interviewing Junku Nishimura