A Candid China

As midnight chimes on an icy rooftop overlooking Meijiang Nan, seemingly every single firework in the entire world goes off at the same time. Rockets rocket skyward, a trillion fire trails lifting off from the earth in unison heading for the heavens where they erupt in a dark sky now set on fire with a glorious rainbow of hues. The once still air now choked with vicious pressure waves bombarding us from all sides. No one can escape the deluge as empty shells rain from the sky, plummeting back down only to be met more on the way up. What started with fire crackers two weeks prior builds to a crescendo as Chinese New Year chimes 12:01. Welcome to the new you.

Evening Collection

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D4 / 70 - 200 f2.8 / Yunnan
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A Fist Full of Kuài

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D4 / 70 - 200 f2.8 / Kashgar
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The Glass Blower

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D4 / 70 - 200 f2.8 / Dali
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Daphne

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D4 / 70 - 200 f2.8 / Shanghai

Behind Bars

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700 / 50 f1.4 / Tianjin

Yoink

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700 / 50 f1.4 / Kashgar

As evening arrives on a quiet market street, a fearless boy chances his luck and goes for gold.

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The Dust Up

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D4 / 70 - 200 f2.8 / Tashkurgan
A friendly game of ‘jump-the-stream’ turns in to all-out war as tensions run high at the furthest point west in China. A few miles further and the gateway to Pakistan stands resolute and barren, except for the official buses carrying traders and the occasional tourist across the deserted no-mans-land.
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Welding a Wheelbarrow

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D4 / 70 - 200 f2.8 / Hotan
A make-shift face mask constructed from card, elastic and thick black glass is all the protect him from instant blindness.

The Hutongs

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D4 / 70 - 200 f2.8 / Tianjin
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tbc

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700 / 70 - 200 f2.8 / Jixian
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Not Gambling

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700 / 50 f1.4 / Tianjin

Cards at Dusk

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D4 / 70 - 200 f2.8 / Jixian
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East vs West

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D4 / 70 - 200 f2.8 / Beijing
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The Flour Mill

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D4 / 70 - 200 f2.8 / Yarkant
Running down the bank of a torrid river a small muddy path leads to the mill. Farmers queue in the evening heat to make use of the water powered grinding stones, for a small sum of money they can turn their corn in to flour for home and trade.
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