A portrait is mostly the result of a conscious interaction between a photographer and a subject. I waited for the split second in which my subjects became conscious of me, while the people around them were not. That was the interaction. One shot. No continuous mode. Does that matter? Yes. Because there was only one true, real conscious moment between my subjects and me. It was not just my camera, it was my presence. That's the moment you see here. Apart from that, these are definitely also portraits of China. Of individuals in a group. Of a land filled with 200 million surveillance cameras.