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The Fairy And Her Erhu

Posted On: Dec 28, 2018   |   Posted By: The Travel Photographer

The fairy and her erhu by Tewfic El-Sawy on Exposure
With the enthusiastic participation of Ms Feng Lee, a fellow photographer in Taipei, I produced a short audio slideshow entitled The Fairy And Her Erhu which combines the traditional Chinese fashion of the qi pao, a quintessential Chinese architectural background, a classical musical instrument and ancient Chinese poetry and stylized calligraphy.
The setting of the slideshow was at the beautiful Lin Ben Yuan Family Mansion and Garden in the Banqiao District, Taipei. It was a residence built by the Lin Ben Yuan Family, and is the country's most complete surviving example of traditional Chinese garden architecture. It can be traced back to 1847 when it was built for storing of rice crop more convenient for the increasingly wealth Lin Ben Yuan family. A few years later, it became the family's main residence.
I added a number of ancient Chinese poems to the photographs using a cursive Chinese font; some of these poems are attributed to Li Qingzhao, a...

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