SupChina Photo Contest: Water Calligraphy, by Patrick Firmansyah


Editor’s note: Patrick Firmansyah’s photo (click to enlarge) is a 2nd Prize winner in the SupChina Photo Contest. All 10 winning photos will be posted one per day, with the Grand Prize winner unveiled on Friday, September 21. Keep an eye on this space for all the winners, and check out yesterday’s photo, Hannah Wilson’s “Tianmen Mountain.”

Taken in May at Xiangyang Park 襄阳公园 in Shanghai. Parks are always nice to visit. From taichi to dancing seniors and people playing board games or practicing with instruments, there is always something interesting going on.

Water calligraphy is one of my favorite things to watch, as I like the patience and artistry the practitioners put in for a temporary piece.

I like the way different generations mix in this snapshot: the girl watching the older man doing calligraphy, as well as him looking at a smartphone for his poems.