Lu-Hai Liang

thoughts from a freelance foreign correspondent

Love in Beijing

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I recently went to Spring Cameras, a photography store in Beijing which develops film, sells secondhand film cameras, film, and photo books. I hadn’t been there for a while, but I went to get a roll of film developed. I browsed a little and happened on a photo book with the title: “Love in Beijing”.

The owner of the store was talking to another person when I asked him how much the photo book cost. He asked me to ask the maker of the photo book, who was the man he had been talking to. I bought a copy of the photo book (of which only 500 were printed), and we — him, the couple who own the store, and I — subsequently went for dinner. Here are some photos from his lovely book.

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Caption reads: “Gezi & Xiaoge. During the year 2003-2013, they have moved 13 times among the places Chaozhu, Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai. Finally, they got married during the Spring Festival in 2012 after 9 years’ love. For them, the happiest time was when they were in Guangzhou. At that time, they lived underground, ate the cheapest food and watched a movie named “Saw”. However, they still believed they would have a good future. Now their daughter, Chongchong, is six months”.

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"Meigui & LJ. They are students, being together for 1 year and a half. They are both shy southerners, LJ has told his family about his sexual orientation and they understand him".

“Meigui & LJ. They are students, being together for 1 year and a half. They are both shy southerners, LJ has told his family about his sexual orientation and they understand him”.

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"Lirouxing & Binggan. Rouxing was ready to study abroad in Singapore when I took these photos. However, he came back to Beijing and they have got married".

“Lirouxing & Binggan. Rouxing was ready to study abroad in Singapore when I took these photos. However, he came back to Beijing and they have got married”.

Love in Beijing, by Yang Zhazha.

Love in Beijing, by Yang Zhazha.

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Written by Lu-Hai Liang

October 27, 2015 at 8:14 am

4 Responses

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  1. These are so beautiful. I’m also in Beijing but I focus on current events!

    17gracez

    October 29, 2015 at 1:56 pm

  2. I’m in beijing too.i’m trying street photography.so.im a amature

    sibanphotography

    April 25, 2016 at 4:23 pm


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