“Willy In The Park” is a photographic series born from my deep-seated fascination with the American West and its iconic landscapes, as immortalized by legendary photographers such as Ansel Adams, Henry William Jackson, and Carleton Watkins. Coming from Hong Kong, the imagery of the American West has always captivated my imagination and served as a distant yet alluring symbol of freedom and vastness. 

Upon arriving in the United States, I found myself grappling with the weight of political tensions back home. Seeking solace and refuge, I started to explore the national parks scattered across this vast land. Initially, my travels served as a means of escapism, a temporary reprieve from the tumultuous realities of life. However, as time passed, I discovered that my connection with these landscapes ran deeper than mere distraction. 

In the midst of towering mountains, sweeping valleys, and expansive deserts, I found a profound sense of connection with the pioneering spirit of those who came before me. Immersed in the same awe-inspiring vistas that once inspired the great masters of landscape photography, I felt a kinship with artists whose work had long fueled my imagination from afar. 

“Willy In The Park” is not just a visual documentation of natural beauty; it is a testament to the enduring power of art to transcend time and space. As I stand in the footsteps of those who came before me, I am reminded of the universality of human experience and the timeless allure of the natural world. 

Through my photographs, I strive to capture not only the breathtaking grandeur of these landscapes but also the intangible essence of connection and continuity. Each image serves as a portal to a shared heritage—a testament to the enduring legacy of those who sought to capture the sublime beauty of the American West.  

In “Willy In The Park,” I invite viewers to embark on a journey through time and space, to explore the landscapes that have inspired generations of artists and adventurers. In doing so, I hope to foster a deeper appreciation for the enduring beauty of the natural world and the profound connections that unite us across borders and generations.