In the autumn of 1994 I went to Beijing with several rolls of T-Max film. Later, in Japan, introducing the exhibition from which most of these pictures were drawn, I wrote, “Beijing, like Kyoto, has lately chosen to hurl itself into the future. Here is a handful of memories it may find waiting there when it arrives.” That time came swiftly.
Stewart Wachs is KJ’s Associate Editor. His photography encompasses portraiture, cityscapes, “architextures,” culture, nature and abstract “found” imagery. His work has been exhibited in galleries and published in a variety of magazines, newspapers and websites since the mid-1980s. You can view more of his work on his website.