Street photography is all about spontaneity- standing ready to snap a pic when the perfect moment presents itself and getting it right the first time because you won’t have a second chance.
The beauty of street photography is the fact that each pic captures a unique moment in time, a moment that probably won’t ever present itself the same way again.
Another one of the virtues of street photography is the faithful representation of the world’s citizens, who are captured while they go about their business rather than when they've had a chance to pose and put on a face.
Self taught street photographer Tao Liu combines the staples of street photography with an amazing sense of timing to create compelling, and extremely entertaining, photos of life on the mean streets of Heifei.
Tao is a water meter reader who spends his days on the streets of Heifei, and now that his images of city life in Heifei have gone viral he's able to share his unique view of the Chinese city with the world.