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“Nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.

They told me my images were dark, depressive and wouldn’t sell well. I didn’t make them to be sold. I was making them to save myself from insanity and excruciating pain. I had finally found a way to channel and embrace my darkness through art. And I was harming no one.
Believe me, believe us.

“Nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.”

– Janet Fitch, White Oleander.

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Rainy day on Calle de Alcalá

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Rainy day on Calle de Alcalá. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

There are certain things in life, you know they wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t with a little help from your friends or family. Rainy Day on Calle de Alcalá is one them.  This image wouldn’t exist if Carmen hadn’t invited me to visit her in her native Spain. A couple of emails exchanged and here I was, in the middle of the winter, sitting at a café on Calle de Alcalá, sipping a coffee brew instead of my regular oolong and contemplating the Madrilenian scene under the rain.

To Carmen: thank you for having me in Madrid and for making me feel at home. :)

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