Although they say it’s a small world, anyone who’s done a bit of traveling knows that it’s big enough to spend your entire life on the road and still only see a fraction of it. So, as a gift to all of you globetrotters out there we decided to simplify things and put together a list of 25 places you have to see before you die. [Read more...]
How do you promote the benefits of walking versus driving to people? In the case of this beautiful design from China, the answer was footprints. Using a street-wide canvas printed with the image of a leafless tree, pedestrians acted as the creators life, giving the tree leaves as they walked over the image. Large foam pads soaked with environmentally friendly, quick drying paint were placed at the streets edge. As passerby crossed the street their footprints left the image of a fully leafed and healthy tree – a symbol of healthy air and a clean environment. [Read more...]
Often, photographers capture beauty of landscapes, of faces, of artistic expression, but more often than not, the stories behind the photos are not told. Randy Lin and Dimitry Levdanski are setting out to go beyond the two dimensions of photography. Their project titled “Silk Rail Road” is setting out to capture the incredible beauty and landscapes of the rail road that runs from Astana, Kazakhstan to Bejing, China that runs along the old Silk Road. Covering 2,500 miles, this journey will go well beyond the natural beauty of this incredible region.
See their Kickstarter here.
Everybody loves a little national pride. Whether it is from Sweden, Italy, China or the States, Yocky Zhang has captured the symbolic essence of nations and what they stand for. Based in Shanghai, Zhang has worked as a photographer for the past 6 years and as his portfolio has expanded, so has his skill and eye. [Read more...]
Ren Hang likes to push boundaries. Based out of Beijing, Hang delivers images displaying the Chinese spirit as it continues to be unleashed in this massively transitional period. [Read more...]
Beijing, China has significantly changed in the past ten years. For one thing, hosting the Olympics brought China to another level in their history, putting them squarely in the center of the world stage. If you ask anyone on the streets if Beijing has changed, every person will agree with you. [Read more...]
Have you ever wanted to get “Lost in Art?” Liu Bolin, a performance artist based out of Beijing, China wanted to, and he did it in a most unusual way. Throughout the past couple of years, Liu has been making amazing “invisible man” art all over the world, painting his clothes and body until he almost seamlessly merges with the world around him. [Read more...]
Most of our world maps are created with geographic and legal boundaries dictating how they are drawn… it’s highly useful for getting around the block, but hardly tells the whole tale of what is going on. What really matters much of the time? It’s all about where the people are… and this map shows only that. [Read more...]
In December an amazing photo collection by Zhang Kechun, titled Yellow River Project, was selected as a finalist for the fourth annual Three Shadows Photography Award. The emotion that lies within each of these photographs gives one a feeling of sympathy for the devastating floods and further destruction that is happening in China. Zhang uses a masterfully subtle touch to convey his message. His choice of colors show the often suppressed news of how quickly the river is rising and the effect it has to the area which is home to many. Although the message is somewhat depressing, the photos possess a hopeful quality: one that the strong nation will prevail. [Read more...]