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xinjiang

“officially, everyone is happy, everyone is dancing” – anonymous

if the above quote seems at odds with the beauty of xinjiang’s sweeping landscapes, i would recommend reading about the long history of a truly remarkable and historical part of the world.

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tim van der merwe is based between shenzhen, southern china and seoul, south korea. the aesthetics of his photographs are drawn from his background as a musician, the last decade living in asia, and colouring that reflects the atlantic, whose coast he grew up near. he values calm moments, quiet simplicity, and authentic expression, elements that he seeks to portray in all of his photographs.

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