White Night in Paris started out naturally when Feng Li stayed in the French capital at the occasion of his first exhibition in October 2017. The first thing he did when he got downtown on a rainy morning is to shoot a lady lighting up her first cigaret at the terrace of a common Parisian café. That shot was the first of a long series.
Indeed White Night can be transposed to Paris or elsewhere because Feng Li practices a fluid, instinctive, human-centered photograph. His images leave little room for the decor, the topography, but illuminates a shirt collar, a fake fur, an oblique look and other little things that tell about the people he meets and captures without trying to know their story .