Kung Fu

PhotographerClifton Li
Prize2nd Place in Special / Other_S
City/CountryThornhill, Canada
Photo DateNov 2010
Entry Description

The main purpose of this series is to capture the graceful and dynamic movements of the Chinese martial arts, Kung Fu. Kung Fu incorporates qualities such as flexibility, internal and external strength, speed, stamina, balance and coordination. With the use of water, a multi-facet element, these qualities can be illustrated. Water enhances the demonstration of the momentums and power of the martial art moves as well as the internal strength of the fighters.

About Photographer

Coming from an engineering background with no art experience, Canadian Clifton Li is an emerging award-winning photographer. Clifton is currently studying at Ryerson University's School of Image Arts in its Photography option, and is completing his third of four years. Clifton has been photographing both inside and outside the classroom for over three years. Recently, Clifton has been a semifinalist in the Hasselblad Masters (2010), and has received the Applied Arts Magazine's Student Award, gaining recognition for the quality and wide exposure of his work. Clifton has also been a CAPIC Rodeo Award winner for two years running. E-mail: info@cliftonli.com Website: http://www.cliftonli.com