Posts tagged china

My friend and videography partner Joana Vieira da Costa recently spent a few weeks in Beijing. Here’s a video she shot while there, using exclusively a ‘nifty fifty’ 50mm portrait lens.

I had no idea the Chinese (or at least the citizens of Beijing) had a sense of public space similar to the Spaniards. Just look at how they make themselves at home in the streets a night: we Portuguese could learn a thing or two.

Alain Delorme’s Totems depicts the heavy-load-bearing bicycle couriers he found in Shangai. But what I find most striking about the images are the careful composition and the saturated colors which seem straight out of glossy fashion magazines. A welcome departure from the muted tones and sloppy framing often mistaken for ‘stark realism’.