X(iao) Y(u)

Born in Wuhan, China

Now lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands



I grew up urban and got in touch with nature as an adult. After that, I travelled through the continents of the world and in the end I arrived at the rural landscape of my home country.

I have lived a careless life on the road and then a tamed one within the small worlds of universities. I looked for freedom everywhere. In the end, I could not tell whether I am free or not free.

When I think of such a thought, I look out of the window into the volkstuin garden or at the roadside during a walk.

Nature shows its traces and energy everywhere. “Thank you for revealing your presence”, I murmur in my mind and click the shutter.