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Photos show beauty in hearts of beholders

PHOTOS by San Francisco-based photographer Reuben Rodriguez are on exhibition at Y+Yoga this month and SLICE Gourmet Cafe in October.

The show titled "Inner Reflection: Beauty in the Heart of the Beholder" contains 24 photos, many of nature, many of unexpected beauty and peaceful moments.

This is his first show in Shanghai, in laid-back venues where people are likely to be more receptive to his message.

"I want to share with people the beauty I saw and remind them to slow down sometimes and simply enjoy their life," says Rodriguez, who writes captions detailing the moment the image was captured in Shanghai.

"Captions are a very important part of my works, maybe as important as the picture," he says.

"I don't capture images, they capture me," he says.

When he goes out shooting, he puts on headphones, listens to music and walks about, exploring unfamiliar places without a plan or destination.

"I have experienced that when something or someone captures me, I come fully alive in my mind, heart and body," says the photographer.

"A photographer should be honest to his heart. He doesn't think something to be beautiful, he feels that."

Rodriguez says Shanghai is a fast-paced city where it's difficult for people to pay enough attention to the beauty around them.

The choice of venue was important - a relaxed cafe and a yoga center where people are more likely to slow down.

Date: through September 30

Venue: Y+ Yoga Center, 2/F, 2 Corporate Avenue, 202 Hubin Rd

Date: through October 31

Venue: SLICE Jinqaio, 688 Biyun Rd, Pudong


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