余秋雨总结中国历史曾道:“我们的历史太长、权谋太深、兵法太多、黑箱太大、内幕太厚、口舌太贪、眼光太杂、预计太险,因此,对一切都'构思过度'。”所以,能够载入史册的都是几百年会才出现极少数的意外,因为稀少才会被史书记载。我们更多的时候都生活在史册之外,这要比复杂的意外多得多。重新观看这个世界,无时无刻都在发生的仅仅是些苍白的故事。故事中的场景多数并不奇特,都是我们亲手堆建起来的;故事中的人物就是我们自己,也许在生活,也许在工作,也许在发呆,也许更多的时候我们也不知自己在做什么。
我不是档案馆的摄影师,我没有记录少数时刻的使命,只愿在中国的土地上慢行,拍摄那些不重要,但却永恒存在的生活风景。这组作品体量很大,涉及到文化、历史、权力结构、经济社会甚至宗教在当下的现状。在这些照片中,我们可以看到时间的扁平化呈现,传统的结构与我们平凡人的自我、以及对于文化历史意义的无意识。似乎这是一部很复杂的作品,然而对于照片的解读只需要识别出照片中每个信息的内容,再把这些信息稍加组合便是这些照片的含义。照片中没有特殊情况发生所以不惊奇,也没有夸张的奇观所以不惊艳,每一处场景都可能在不同的中国地域空间中重复出现,每一处场景里发生的故事都在中国社会时间的长河中重复上演,周而复始,生生不息。

The Chinese famous cultural scholar Yu Qiuyu once said, "We are so used to ‘excessive conception’, for our history is too long, the trickery is too sophisticated, the art of war is too diversified, the black box operation is too big, the inside story is too threatening, the appetite is too greedy, the vision is too narrow, and the prospect is too hazardous." Therefore, only a handful of accident happened in Centuries would be written into the annals of history due to the fact that they are too rare. We are living outside the history most of the time, and when you take a new look at the world, you will find that only pale story would happen at all time, not those historic moments. The scenes in those story are not peculiar, we built them with our own hands; the characters in those story are ourselves, maybe we are busy living, maybe we are working, maybe we are in a daze, or maybe we just don't know what we're doing more often.

I am not the photographer of archives, and it is not my duty to record rare moments in human history. All I want is taking a slow walk in the land of China, whilst shooting the real life scenery which are unnecessary but ever lasting. This set of works are pretty large in quantity, which involve culture, history, the power structure, economy and society, even the present situation of religion. As we can see in these photos, time is flattened and appeared in the traditional structure, in us ordinary people, and in the unconsciousness of cultural and historical significance. It seems like a set of very complicated works, but we can interprete the meaning of those pictures so long as we are able to identify the contents of each message in these photos, and then combine the information. There are no surprises in those photos for that there are no special situations, and they are not amazing for that there is no exaggerated wonders in these photos. Every scene is very much likely to be repeated in different Chinese region, and every story in those scene would happen in the river of time of Chinese society repeatedly, go full circle and never stop.