Source: China Gallery | © Jan Shim Photography
In Dec 2004, four months after I switched careers from IT to photography, one of the many exciting new possibilities that I looked forward to was Travel Photography genre regardless of whether it’s a paid-for shoot or just simply personal vacation time. One such work opportunity was my first ever trip to China where I visited Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou organised by Freme Travel.
Among the many places we had seen for the first time is this huge LOUIS VUITTON building in Guangzhou. Walking past a dimly lit alley after dinner, making our way back to our bus and puzzled by the familiarity of the LV mosaic patterns in the distance, I paused and looked up to find a breathtaking replica of their signature attache case. A few steps more and I found myself staring at the incredible LOUIS VUITTON building in Guangzhou.
This picture posted here was shot from the ground up against the night sky. If you click the link above you’ll understand. A year ago I posted this on a number of photograhpy forums, people made many wild guesses what it may be and some of the responses were just hilarious. Guesses included coffee table, luggage trunk, super chess board, photographic equipment case, Mah Jong case, caviar box … the list goes on.
All I know is I don’t want my wife to find out what it is. ~ Jay