With this series of photographs taken in China in 1985, Stefano Nicolini presents a small piece of his thirty-year-long relationship with photography, which he has lived in a sort of artistic isolation. As a result, such relationship has been fuelled by intimacy and creative independence evolving countercurrently to the principles of contemporary art, and photography in particular. The artist utilizes the blurred effect for his research in the temporal dimension of the images, and hence of reality. This enables to vary the quickness of perception, and to form a new poetics. The uncertainty of the outlines and the wavering view do not annihilate the faculty of one's gaze to penetrate. Actually, these elements enhance the playful enchantment of doubt, leaving the observer in a hall of mirrors without any precise point of reference, free to communicate with the charismatic hatching of each of the subjects photographed.