Both Sides of the Ocean is a curation of photographs by high school student Edward Sun, published by Zhejiang Photographic Press in China. This work is the culmination of ten years of adventures during the winter and summer holidays spent adventuring across three countries separated by the Pacific Ocean - China, the United States and Canada, where his family have driven up to 150,000 kilometers accompanying him on his ventures in photography. From more than 100,000 photographs taken during this time, the pieces chosen for this publication were the ones Edward felt were most elegant and fitting to his rigorous photographic criteria. In order to capture the exquisite essences of nature most often missed in the passage of time, the author often painstakingly returns to the same scenic locations multiple times in different seasons over the course of his ten-year effort. This project has been a persevering labor of love.
The author believes that photographs of one who observes and witnesses the world under the changing tides of time from a lens of undying honesty, kindness and beauty can imbue within the beholder the same spirit of grace, elegance and integrity. In hopes of bringing the world together to appreciate what we have of this beautiful world, the author wishes that this published curation will be shared and appreciated by the public.
Edward Sun is a student from Torrey Pines High School (San Diego, California). During his high school, Edward is the President of FIRST Robotics Competition Team 3647 for two years. Over the last decade, every summer, spring and winter break, Edward traveled with his family around China, the United States and Canada, including more than 150 thousand kilometers’ road trips. Over the years, Edward cumulated a digital photo database consisting of more than 100,000 photos.