After living abroad for several years, I find myself as a close stranger back to my home island Taiwan.
Same blazing heat, humid air, crowded cityscape, bustling life. Those things I used to ignore start to whisper. I can’t help but wonder: If Taiwan shapes who I am, does the dark side of the island reflects part of me that I was never aware of?
I walk on the fringe of the city with a camera, mostly when daylight falls. I turn my attention to my ears, away from city noises. Water dripping, plastic bag rustling, Karaoke songs mixed with Buddhism chant, a slight sigh echoing at the corner. When the sound resonates inside me, I click the shutter. These fragments of the island reveal our secrets, while one cannot see, but only listen.
Photographs & Text: Yehlin Lee 李岳凌, Taiwan. Website: http://yehlinlee.com