Feng Li - Golden Time (Regular Edition)
Published by: T&M Projects
Produced by: Fake Magazine & Fotografiska Shanghai
Size: 220mm * 305mm
Binding: Hardcover (Regular Edition)
Pages: 120 pages, including 96 images
After finishing intense shooting work in Tokyo, I returned to Chengdu. While scrolling through short videos on WeChat one day, I saw a place not far from my home called "Golden Time," where many people were dancing wildly. Driven by curiosity, I decided to go and take a look.
It's a wild area under the airport overpass, and every evening from 7 to 9, local villagers would spontaneously gather there to dance. It's a wild space, and besides the dancing crowd, there were food stalls, a children's playground – much like the festive temple fairs in the countryside during my childhood, full of joy and celebration.
After the spread of short videos on the internet, that place gradually became lively. At its peak, there were up to five or six thousand people bouncing together. During the hot summer evenings around 7 to 8, the lighting was perfect, and the golden glow of the setting sun spilled over everyone's faces.
Looking at the age of the dancers, most of them were in the twilight of their lives. However, in the hot summer, they could dance continuously for two to three hours without stopping. I was deeply moved by a certain sincere passion for life. I went there five times in a week, capturing the moments when they danced in the dusk. Later, they moved the dance location, and luckily, I had captured the moments of that ecstatic life. — Feng Li
In the design of this book, we followed the author's suggestion to minimize the text and focus on presenting the images. For example, for the book title "Golden Time," we believed that the tension of gold and the chaotic reflections should appear on the paper. Therefore, we used the technique of five-color printing. In addition to the standard four-color printing, we included a special gold color, breaking the color limitations of typical printed materials. The sunset, the golden beach, and the faces illuminated by the twilight rays were all restored to their original appearance. — Excerpt from the publisher's statement