Twinkling Vs Eternity (Preface 1)
Lavas,waterfalls,and flying sprays,
So many marvellous spectacles,beyong describing;
So unstrained and natural,travelers like water,
So lovely bright sunny day,
Enjoying water-drop curtains hanging up on the chiff,
This poem is composed to match the photography 襑aterfalls Dancing in the Air? The author and photographer is the same person- Mr.Pu Ziqing-both a senior energy expert and scholar businessman.
Born in September, 1944 and brought up in an ordinary working family, he underwent all kinds of hardships during childhood. In school days, he was a students of good character and fine scholarship. Graduated from Chongqing University, he worked in enterprises, institutions and government organizations in succession. He was the deputy to the Second Session of Chongqing Municipal People's Congress and a member of Financial and Economic Committee. Now he works in Chongqing Gas Group Co. Ltd as chairman of board and general manager and at the same time he holds several social posts such as vice chairman of City Gas Association of China, executive vice chairman of Chongqing Gas Association, and director of China Energy Research Society. He is the chief author of Strategic Plan for Chongqing Energy Development. He compiled and published Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection,The Comparative Investigation of Engrgy Application between China and EEC and Japan, etc. He won major science and technology awards of provincial and ministerial levels many times and attended the First Session of China Science Conference. Advancing with the time, Chongqing Gas Group Co. Ltd has achieved great successes one after another and become the top of the same kind enterprises. As one of the 30 expanding enterprises with advantages in Chongqing, Chongqing Gas Group Co. Ltd holds opening up and constant innovation as its most treasured spirit. It is just Pu Ziqing, the soul of the corporation that advocates and represents this spirit. With his correct orientation and management idea for gas industry and enterprise, Mr.Pu leads the corporation to step on the road of sound development and to make great progress in spiritual and material civilization.
Loving for photography,he is preoccupied with reading and studying photographic book and picture albums to improve his photographic techniques as long as he is free. For comprehending life, he goes deep among the various stratums and fields of social life to persistently practice and explore photography so as to perfect himself and acquire genuine knowledge.
In so few years, he has achieved great successes in the field of photography due to his great interest and unswerving pursuit of photography, keen power of understanding, and good grounding in culture. In spring of 2001, a special photographic exhibition was held for him successfully by Chongqing Photographers Society, which attracted several media and was well received by both experts and viewers. Before and after this event, he won golden and silver medals in provincial or city competitions because of many of his works. Photography is an art of 襡ye-witness? thus nothing can be achieved unless one is personally on the scene. He is good at making full use of spare time and business trips to capture photographic subjects. Always taking heavy photographic equipment, he manages to snatch a second to take some photos. Especially on long holidays he is always keeping his finger on the shutter, reluctant to miss any scenes. He often works from dawn to dusk, getting up to look for scenes while other people still falling asleep in early morning.
Those hard-earned beautiful photos taken in the United States, Canada, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea make viewers' eyes shining. Other ones taken in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao are of dazzling splendor. Enjoying them, one seems to travel all over China. Both his talent and diligence rewarded him much. He explores the uncommonness from ordinary life with aesthetic sight of philosophy. He records the eternity of flowing time and space with soul's awareness. Through the themes expressed in his photos, such as harmonious living between man and wild animals, children's innocence and purity, beautiful natural scenes, love for peace and hatred for wars, mergence of the ancient with the modern, we can discern both the photographer's value orientation and talent in aesthetics.
He attaches great importance to corporation culture, enthusiastically supporting employees to engage in literary, especially artistic creation and amateur photographic activities. Photographic exhibition is held one or two times each year in his unit and fine works are selected each quarter of year. These photographic activities, together with other cultural ones, enliven the unit which was ranked as "Example of National Civilization-progress Trade" by Central Committee's Civilization Office and State Council's Office of Checking Unhealthy Tendencies. He was elected as a member of China Photographic Experts?Association, member of China Artistic Photography Society and vice chairman of Chongqing Photographers Society.
He sets it as his tenet that the essence of life lies in striving unceasingly to become stronger, the meaning of life lies in constant creation. Only thinking and working creatively does a person live with high quality.
He is an entrepreneur and also a veritable photographer.
Let's believe him to be a man with endless energy like gas erupting from underground. Let's believe him to be a man with endless passions like flying waterfalls inJiuzhaigou
February 15, 2003