A 4000 km flight, a 300 km drive with a silver van and 40 kg of equipment on my back. All that to delivery beautiful images for the Chinese superstar Chris Lee. We race the narrow British country roads in the vicinity of Hastings with our unceasingly grinning driver Oni. While getting sentimental over the enchanting sunrise I take out my camera and capture the meadows basking in early sunlight. The man next to me shyly pulls out his A7RII and starts taking photographs. Suddenly I feel a hand on my shoulder. I turn around mildly startled and notice a smiling face with a thumbs up next to it signaling “good job”. I reciprocate the smile, answer “thank you” and turn my attention back to the landscapes. After a moment the same smile, same thumb and same “good job”. After the third time the woman next to me tells me, he has been looking at my photos for the last three months and is delighted with them. Later on he learned I am Polish and gave an inspired air piano concerto going on about Chopin. The man was Yadong Zhang, a great person, director and the most significant music producer in China.
Chris Lee “1987 我不知会遇见你“