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The BBC has just posted a slide show and interview feature about my work in Shanghai shot with Rolleiflex, Leica and Hexar equipment over the last five years. The pix posted at this link are all medium format film images: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8136969.stm
The rangefinder work can be found on my website.
Cheers, Howard French
congratulations... beautiful work indeed.
Great images. I know and have photographed lots of these places myself :)
I can tell you from personal experience that although from our western perspective it is sad to see the long tangs torn down, for the vast majority of the people that live in the houses which are infested with vermin, and cockroaches, no air conditioning in the summer, and huge drafts in the winter complete with shared communal kitchens and no bathroom are quite happy to be given compensation by the government and moved into a modern apartment.
Congratulations. Wonderful photos.
Atmospheric & Lovely Work Indeed....
Congrats on your Work via the BBC
great documentary work and BBC recognition - double congratulations!
greetings from hamburg
Congrats Howard, and very interesting work!
Congradulations, very interesting work.
I have all the same equiptment as you do. Why don't my photos look like these?
You make me want to sell my photographic equiptment and take up golf. I suck at both but golf is probably cheaper.
Absolutely stunning work. I hate you. Congratulations on your talent being recognized.
Beautiful work - and again, congratulations on the BBC.
My family has a long history in Shanghai (refugees in the late 30s/early 40s, returned for business in the 1980s) - I went back last year for the first time since Tiananmen Square and was shocked by how little remained. My family's old house in Hongkew was still standing but being cleared for destruction...
I find it gutwrenching how the govt. is erasing their (fascinating) past...
congratulations! stunning work!
They will only understand what they lose, when the new apartments begin to fall apart and are infested with crime. The mantra of clean/air-conditioning/no-vermin was used by Robert Moses (1888 -1981) in New York City to build what have become the worst vertical slums in the US.
They will miss those communal kitchens...
I realize this is firmly off topic, sorry :) However, its very easy to sit back on your comfy couch and criticize. The situation is much different if you are one living actually there.
The quote from the people on photo #13 is the same thing I hear from Koreans in Seoul. They are embarrassed by these same kinds of old neighborhoods.
Howard - congratulations. I have followed your images for awhile now. Your Uyghur project has real relevance in the light of recent events in Urumqi.
The girl in the 'Take Out' image is really stunning.
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