I took a weekend off, and I went to Danba (丹巴).
I had basically one day in Danba to shoot, so I just wandered around and tried to meet the locals. I felt like Danba was a difficult place.
There weren't many tourists there when I was there, but they were resistant. You smile at them, and they smile back at you like, 'What do you want?'
It was a nice place, though.
The thing about being a photographer is constantly looking around and just seeing everything you can possibly see.
And I was focusing on this old man on the fence talking to an old lady, taking some pictures, and there were farm animals all over.
Then I saw this cow and this pig, and they were brushing up to each other—like my cat does to my leg—and I wasn't going to shoot it because I'm more people-oriented, you know—I'm not a farm-animal photographer!
But they started getting more and more lovey, and I just had to shoot it, so I got down and took a few shots. People always love those animal shots more than anything else. I should take more of those. It went into my 'Where Is Love?' category.
Actually I wanted to do a story about old people sticking together in China—and love, old people loving each other.