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One Photo of Firework, 2010

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Jiang Zhi  / Beijing, China


When I saw numerous pictures of the firework display on the CCTV tower and the following fire scene on Internet, I decided to buy some of them I selected from the stock photo agency because they looked so spectacular and dazzling when the fireworks exploded in the sky. On the very day of the Lantern Festival in 2010, which is the first anniversary of the CCTV fireworks disaster, I took the photos that I had developed to the CCTV tower, the scene of the incident, as we call it. I folded them and pinned them onto a piece of cardboard with pushpins (I used pushpins because they can reflect the shape of the CCTV tower), and then took several pictures of them in front of the tower. Since these photos have been folded, the lights refracted on the surface would be different from various angles. I selected only two from all the newly taken pictures, with the consideration of the factor of light, which is also the theme I have been working on in recent two years. The rest thing is to enlarge them by hand. At that point, I don't want to use technique of photography any more, so I choose oil painting as the medium. They are turned into paintings , leaving the facturalness of photography behind.―Jiang Zhi