Call me cheesy, call me a sentimentalist, call me a bad photographer, but I’ve found that a lot of the pictures I take turn out to be rather disappointing, failing to capture the power and character of things I see here, that is until I employ the black and white function on my photo editing software.  Here’s a small collection of photos that look much better with no color.

A predominantly Muslim neighborhood in Liaocheng, one of the poorer parts of town

A trailer at a construction site.

Shifu makes popcorn.

Junk.

Condemned.

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