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Rembrandt Lighting or Butterfly Lighting

Rembrandt Lighting or Butterfly Lighting
By Xiaoyuan Yin

“The ferret dwells alone in deep snow, with egg whites of night clinging to its body
There drifts its extraordinary odor, still interweaved with fugitive shadows--
As if just born from some gilled creature”
—comments on “No.1, Rembrandt Lighting Series”

“The Creator pours LIFE into a spindle underneath,
So a trickle of it could roll down—into her cranial cavity, which was a karst cave in fact
From every cocoon emerges a moth, or a butterfly: just like the one, vivid black under her nose
It seems a spirit while she a shell; it a fluid while she a solid object”
—comments on “No.X, Butterfly Lighting Series”

Crowds swarmed in…Pages of brochures were skimmed through: a cover in black and white;
A flap in black and white-- but ornamented with occasional leopard and laces
They walked cross the gravitational field, and distributed light for him:
Edge lighting for the windbreaker lady;
Split lighting for the urbane young scholar; loop lighting for the female reporter…
The studio is but a field of vanity
 
Headline tomorrow: MIXED REVIEWS FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER
He will be leaning back against a stone in his limestone grave: immersed in the grotesque lighting in there
And 20g of floral bath salt
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Xiaoyuan Yin

Chief protagonist of encyclopedic poetry writing in China, advocate of hermaphroditical characteristics in poetic creation. Epic Poet, author of 18 long narrative poems (up to 70 thousand lines) and 12 other series (physics, chemistry, biology, geography, geology, psychology, calligraphy, photography, musicology, geometry, atmospheric science, and information sciences) . Member of Translators Association of China and the Poetry Institute of China. Winner of the Best International Translator for 2008 of IPTRC, andthe Prize for Distinguished Translator in the 4th World Poetry Prizes Sponsored by Dr. Choi Laisheung. Editor of several official poetry magazines. Over two thousand poetic works have been published in Ottawa Weekend, North American Maple (Canada) , Aust Cai Hong Ying(Australian) , New World Poetry (U.S.A.) , Tong Hua Daily News(Tailand) , China Daily, Global Times, and various magazines in China. more…

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