The dreaming pilots of Xiaoxiao Xu
Born in Wenzhou in 1984 and living in the Netherlands since 1999, Xiaoxiao Xu is a photographer particularly interested in the surrealist aspect of life. During the year 2015, the photographer became the visual witness of an unexpected utopia. In isolated places in China, farmers are trying to build their own planes. Xiaoxiao Xu meets them and interviews eight of these self-taught aeronauts. Her Aeronautics in the Backyard series provides a visually sensitive narration of the reality of these stubborn men who dream of flying.
Xiaoxiao Xu’s work is published in Cercle magazine #6 Dreams
Artist website : xiaoxiaoxu.com
© Xiaoxiao Xu