(2005) EYES – Trail to Lost Horizon

EYES – Trail to Lost Horizon

In his famous book “Lost Horizon”, James ilton narrated a fictitious tale in which an airplace crash landed near a river bed, in the early 1920s. The surviving passengers came across some Buddhist monks from a nearby temple and sought their help. The monks brought them to a lamasery which was very beautiful and filled with all sorts of fruits. The monks looked quite young although they claimed to be hundreds of years old. The idyllic place was called Shangrila, a Chinese word meaning “Heaven on Earth”, a paradise filled with mesmerizing scenery, crystal clear water and people who are ever so friendly.

In search for the Lost Horizon, photographer Steven Yee went on a trail that brought him to Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and eventuallu Shangrila from 23rd November to 1st December 2004. He was equipped with his trusty Nikon D70 DSLR which was able to withstand the low weather condition of minus fifteen degree Celsius at the snowy Shangrila and churned out more than 25,000 digital images. What resulted is Steven’s 5th solo exhibition aptly named “EYES- Trail to Lost Horizon”.

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