There's the "Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden" – the Jieziyuan Huazhuan – the manual of Chinese painting compiled during the early-Qing Dynasty. It's all about the brush strokes. The manual was the go-to book during the Edo period in Japan. Woodblock-printed copies were available in all the major cities. Everyone trained from it. But those days are long gone. Now it's all in the camera, here a Nikon, a Japanese camera. These are the Lotus Pools at Echo Park Lake. This...
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