Nanjing, China, 2014. Nanjing bikes.
A project that was little published last year is a photographic research I made about the every-day culture, emerging social and cultural tensions in modern-day urban China on the example of the "bike culture" in Nanjing. Over the summer I had the opportunity to visit China. What stood out for me was how fast the urban culture was changing and the tension this created between the traditional Chinese life-style and the new affluent urban ambitions. In China the bike has been a traditional and well-established means of transport and it seemed to me that the bike, it's use and transformation illustrated well how the daily lives in China were changing. "Nanjing bikes" became a complex project that reflects my observations about this emerging tension about survival and adaptation. Please click on the link for the story.