Photographs from Nadav Kander’s series on the Yangtze River in China. The human scale to the river, landscape and new infrastructure is amazing. Along with winning the prix pictet award in 2009, Nadav Kander has easily the most entertaining biography I’ve read on any photographer’s website you can see it here along with many more impressive photographs.
Creative agency DDB China put together this project in Shanghai to urge people to do their bit and help the environment by walking more and driving less. By laying a huge canvas with a leafless tree on the road, pedestrians were encouraged to walk across sponge cushions soaked in green environmentally friendly washable and quick dry paint in turn rendering footprint leaves on the tree. The images are great and it’s a very clever concept but I’m not sure how much of an effect something like this would have on such a huge country as China, I guess every little helps. You can watch DDB China’s promotional video here.
Black and White photography of Burning Man from Chinese / American Artist Peikwen Cheng. These photos were exhibited as ‘Talents 26’ at the C/O Berlin back in March. I’ve been to Burning Man a few times and these really do it justice. If you ever get a chance to go; jump on it, 24 hours of amazement for a whole week. Although expect to see a lot less international visiter now that they have introduced a new lottery system for tickets which will make it impossible for everyone in a group to go. You can read the New York Times piece here. Peikwen’s possibly Bruce Davidson Subway influenced photography project based around the 22 bus in LA ‘Through the eyes of the 22’ can be seen here.
Minimalist illustrations from Chinese-born Brooklyn based Illustrator / printmaker Jing Wei. Jing Wei has worked with clients such as New York Times, NPR, Giant Robot, American Airlines and Time Out NY.
“I had a magnetic drawing board that I was obsessed with as a kid. It had a handle, so I would carry it around everywhere. Whenever a family friend came over, I would make them sit while I drew horrendous portraits of them.” Jing Wei on her childhood art work interviewed by Christopher Auger-Domínguez.
Some of Jing Wei’s prints are available to purchase here on her website.