photographer inspiration: Alain Delorme


photo by Alain Delorme from Totems series

From his artist statement:

"The new Totems series by Alain Delorme plunges us into the core  of contemporary China  and its complexity.  Under the blue sky of a  highly colored Shanghai,  men carry throughout the city unbelievable  piles. These precarious  columns made of cardboard or chairs appear as  new totems of a society  in complete transformation, both a factory for  the world and a new El  Dorado of the market economy."

Read more here.

This series of photos blew me away.  It reminded me of the fabulous bizarre grandiosity of artists like Wang Quinsong mixed with Philip-Lorca diCorcia's flash-lit street scenes.

{via Black Eiffel}