Morimoto Tetsuro
(critic, honorary professor of the Tokyo Women。ッs University)

          Oct   1988

           Yes, they are. They are mountain and water images created on photographic paper Of course, painting differs from photographing; however, the difference would disappear completely if you compare 'Ku'ai Linquan Zhizhi' (Deep Love for the Forest and Spring), with 'Yuanzuo Yanxia Zhiyou' (A Friend to Mist, and Cloud).

          In traditional Chinese painting, it is said that to paint is to observe. That is to say, to observe the object with your heart and sense its real face, (from the book Painting Techniques. by Jing Hao) In this way, we might say that photography follows the same philosophy as painting We might well say that Mr. Wang's work shows active yet graceful bearing: the spirit of the photographer integrates smoothly and perfectly with that of the mountain and the water The three distance techniques: high distance, deep distance and flat distance, are skillfully applied.

          Looking at Mr. Wang's creations, which are composed and printed so that the viewer can get a sense of the serenity of the area, I think that it cannot be doubted that the photos are beautifully taken. And the Chinese people's 'lofty emotions' toward mountains have been passed down to the younger generations "

          -Commentary: "Notes on a Trip to Mt. Huangshan," for the photographic book Huangshan Huanyou. published by Kodansha, 1988. Japan