Zhang Xiao
May 15, 2011 9:07 AM   Subscribe

Photographs of China from Zhang Xiao.
posted by puny human (5 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
The photos are wonderfully composed. The coastline pictures echo Gerhard Richter's Seascapes - the ocean is powerful and mysterious - despite (or because) all the people scattered along the beach.
posted by helmutdog at 11:26 AM on May 15, 2011

These are so impressive. I'm not done browsing, but two that made my jaw drop: Sunken Boat and Handsome Men.
posted by treepour at 11:48 AM on May 15, 2011

These are a wonderful window into a world completely unknown to me. The snapshot/toy camera vérité aesthetic, with no context or explanation, makes for a nice Sunday afternoon exploration from my desk.
posted by 2N2222 at 12:24 PM on May 15, 2011

There is a small amount of commentary/explanation in this article, along with confirmation that he's using a Holga.
posted by Houstonian at 1:01 PM on May 15, 2011

On his flickr page it says he's also using a Kodak scanner that goes for $5000 US. I love Holga shots in the hands of a truely gifted photographer and I wish I had such an expensive scanner, too!
posted by artof.mulata at 1:17 PM on May 15, 2011

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