TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Abstract

Serenity In St. Vincent’s

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Abstract
  • Photographer
    Ting Ting Chen
  • Technical Info
    1/100s, Iso-80, F11. Full Frame
  • Photo Date
    July, 2021

I came to Newfoundland Canada 3 years ago from Asia as an international student. Through the years I have called Newfoundland my new home, and made my best friend here, Robert Tilley, a 73-year-old Newfoundlander. In this photo, Robert was standing on the edge of the sandy and curving shore of St. Vincent’s, facing the calm water. The calm water in Newfoundland always reminds me of my home where I was born and raised. I guess it is because there is a big river in my hometown, and both the river there and the water here sometimes share the serenity.

I left my home in Asia and came to Newfoundland Canada three years ago as an international student. During the past three years, I have not only found my new home in Newfoundland, but also my muse. Newfoundland is the inspiration for my photography. Robert Tilley, a -73-year-old true and born Newfoundlander, is the first friend I made when I come to Newfoundland, and now he has become my best friend. Robert and I have traveled most parts of Newfoundland, and he appears in many of my photos as a model.