Sunday, 27 January 2008

Capturing China

Having spent a month travelling around China last year, I was thrilled to find these photos by photographer Michael Roulier. They capture something wonderful about the mood of modern China much more acutely than I have been trying to do in conversations with people.

His lens has soaked up the character of the architecture and people; the ubiquity and mess of modern construction against the backdrop of classical architecture, the new shoots of economic prosperity crumbling the barren Maoist cityscapes, all embellished with the mossy green tinge of vegetation and humidity. Brilliant.

Roulier also has an engagingly beautiful nonlinear film on his site called Sub-memory Check. Turn off the lights and turn up the volume...

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