COLORS MAGAZINE - ISSUE #70 BEIJING:
This monographic issue is the work of two young Chinese artists, Chen Jiaojiao and Peng Yangjun. A creative duo from Fabrica, they came up with the concept, photos, design and text for the issue. Made in China. Enjoy.
I was born in Beijing and grew up there. I lived there until I was 22. To a little girl, the city meant home, school and all the familiar narrow streets. For the past four years, as a traveler, I began to miss Beijing badly and wanted to know more about the city. And now, through COLORS, I have finally had the chance to pass again and again through the city, to explore its corners and secrets, and to chat with people whom I only passed by before, by chance. Maybe only when you leave a place can you feel its true essence.
I was born in a small city in the southern part of China. The first song I learned as a child was about Beijing’s Tian An Men Square. Like other kids I longed to see the capital and had endless fantasies about it based on textbooks, radio and TV. I never had an actual lationship with the city until 1996, when I went to Beijing for the first time. I thought it was the greatest experience I had ever had! Now, to me Beijing is just the city of my girlfriend’s family.