Lost in the modern metropolis

July 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

We try to hide in our modern metropolis, in the cityscape, but it seems that sometimes the city itself can be also found hidden in our mind and in our thoughts. Beijing-based photographer Jasper James captures in his photographic series called City Silhouettes the expressive silhouettes of different people mingled in the city’s landscape.

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An essence of the past

January 9, 2012 § 2 Comments

As awkward as it sounds, this new year brought us a sense of nostalgia for an era somehow lost. That’s why we got so impressed with Don Hong-Oai‘s contemporary photographs of China, appeared though as age-old paintings or ink drawings on long scrolls.

Using an old Asian photography technique and incorporating traditional calligraphy and elements of traditional Chinese paintings, Hong-Oai creates mind blowing landscapes, “bringing us back” the essence of past decades.

via My Modern Metropolis

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Hiding in front of the camera

February 17, 2011 § 7 Comments

What you’re looking for is often right in front of your eyes. And the best way to hide is to become one with the background.

Liu Bolin’s case is like that, but also totally different. He started painting himself as an act of resistance after the Chinese government shut down his business. Having lost his job, income and social status, he uses these magnificent camouflage portraits as a means to restore his strength and protect himself.

Liu Bolin paints himself and his clothes according to the chosen backdrop and then spends even 10 hours with his two assistants positioning himself in the right stance, until he becomes (virtually) invisible.

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