Through the use of subtlety and acute observations, Chinese photographer Amiko Li creates a reticent narrative in his series “Maiden Voyage”. Though the images give little guidance as to what Li’s exact visual tale is, the images’titles give us a piece of the puzzle. It is from these titles that we find the ties to family and location, which in turn give us a sense of home and displacement. Each photograph serves as a silent moment between happenings that Li has been able to capture. Some of these captured moments are longer while others are a split second that he has frozen for the viewer to visually examine. There is a tranquil feel that comes through in the images that serve as both calming and mysterious. 

text by Canbra Hodsdon