Mr Zhao Haibo approached our department with a calm and introspective process. He engaged in conversations and asked for books and catalogues about art and visual culture. Then he started some photographic inquiries, showing since the beginning, a very attentive eye and a very personal way to see an image and to catch a moment. His commentaries and appreciation of the texture and colour of objects and places naturally expressed a genuine talent and a profound sensibility. During the time we spent together or he worked at projects it was a sif he was able to slow down time. His kindness and softness way to engage deeply with something was impressive since the beginning. The same for his observation skills and his intuitive visual talent. This is his first series of photographs, one of which then became a final lightbox piece for his solo exhibition at Arrow factory Beijing.