There is a similarity between the Chinese and Australian national narratives in each the 'other' is considered something to be worried about, begrudgingly accepted but left out of the landscape (unless its a tourist photo). I can't name a photograph of an Asian figure in the Australian bush that is part of the Australian given-to-be-seen. This project started life to challenge the notion of the 'other' and place him (or her) as self (that is one who belongs to the place photographed).
The project beginning November 2010 and is ongoing. Originally perceived to be positioned in the landscape I was based in cities. So this extension came about. The other is often seeing what the viewer sees, sometimes is looking out of frame or at the camera. The photographs attempt to deny any inference of the subject being a tourist. The subject is living moving and exploring their world as home.