Chinese wonders with the Leica M10 Discover the creative process behind these Chinese photographers: Inspiration Sehen

Chinese art and photography are unique in its own element, drawing inspiration from the country’s natural landscapes, architecture, culture, music, and day-to-day life. With the advent of technology in liaison with niche photographers, audiences are constantly on the lookout for new perspectives and inspiring images. These four Chinese photographers took the Leica M10 for a spin, portraying the world from an exquisite point of view. 

Jerry Chen

Jerry Chen
Jerry Chen

“Leica is with me wherever I am, building up my connection with and between people. The discreet usage and excellent colors enable me to capture every moment out there. That’s why I choose Leica.”

Jerry Chen is a street photographer from Shanghai, and also a professional photographer who works with the whole Leica system. His works of street snapshots were selected by LFI magazine Master Shots many times.

What’s your Inspiration Sehen?

The relationship between people is determined by destiny, so it is between the camera and the photographer. My affection for Leica derives from the accumulation of time and its user-friendliness. It helps me to frame every instant in the “Jottings of Shanghai” and to elongate the life of pictures. The greatest pleasure after work for me is to capture all kinds of emotion, shades and instances with the Leica M. At that moment, I achieved freedom and released all my inspiration and passion.

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Ben Huang

Ben Huang
Ben Huang

“Leica is my eye to the world. It’s the most convenient camera for me to use. Photos by Leica cameras stand out among the others.”

Being a pioneering DJ musician stemming from Shanghai city, Ben Huang also takes the pleasure in both photography and vintage cars. His eyes on the composition of a photo and strong contrast among colors and shadows make his works even more interesting due to his musical background.

What’s your Inspiration Sehen?

For me, music and photography is well connected. Photography extends to my music. Both are my narration of life. Wandering around the city I dwell in with a Leica M10, I recorded the changes taking place around me. In Beijing and Hongkong, I showed through the camera lens what the city had brought me, implying reflections on post-industrial society. The city is featured by the coexistence of elegance and vulgarity, of modernity and tradition. Though I used to reside in Beijing, the unique parts in my works, if any, are rooted in those special feelings offered by urban life, especially by the days when I exchanged inspirations with the pioneers of the music of China. Today, the subtle but perceptible emotion still lingers in my photos. Our souls are containers, waiting to be filled with the inspiration and fantastic experience of life!

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Huang JinG

Huang Jing
Huang Jing

“I like to go for a stroll, an accidental encounter, a photo closer to my heart. Leica’s unique range finder inspires me to see the bigger picture. Most importantly, I want to be in perfect unison with my camera.”

The “Pure of Sight” series won the 2011 Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award (http://huangjingart.com/pure-of-sight/). As a keen observer, Huang Jing does well in exploring the circumstance with his Leica cameras. His poetic expressions serve as a visual portrayal of urban environment, artificial landscapes in cities and how human and animal are interrelated with them. He mostly takes photos in black and white, with a multifaceted, subtle and fine image of the work to observe the expression. Works have been exhibited in Germany, France, Netherlands and China.

What’s your Inspiration Sehen?

Coming into being from nothing, putting on no end, shivering in front of nothing, figuring out no way, looking down  upon nothing, leaving out no detail, cast eyes upon by nobody, restricted by no confinement, no matter what, it has neither color nor odor.

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Jolie Luo

Jolie Luo
Jolie Luo

“Leica is my most intuitive travel companion. Its compactness allows me to go wherever and however close to people.”

With a massive following on Instagram, Jolie Luo uses her Leica cameras to depict the world she sees during her travels and the people she meets. She is a recognized photographer at the national level and member of the Chinese Photographers Association, she is also member of the British Royal Photographic Association. 

What’s your Inspiration Sehen?

My hometown Chongqing is surrounded by the Yangtze River and Jialing River. Every time when night falls, people leave heavy work for their own lives. The night scenery swings between peace and enchantment, with shifting hues that are analogous to life. I enjoy the exploration of various natural spectacles and local customs, during which my Leica camera is good accompany. This time, I went back to my hometown Chonqing with my Leica M10. There, I took the majority of photos at night. As the old is giving way to the new in the city, it seems like a magical amusement park, enchanting all living creatures behind a veil of mist.

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