Cubes as far as the horizon, lost in a grey-brown haze. Motorways with several levels, without beginning, without end, built on pylons; small houses ducking down to the ground in between, like forgotten belongings. Thousands of windows in a heaven-storming concrete wall; above them a motionless sky. The skyline seems to have been cut into the soberly illuminated night with a scalpel.
Shanghai, an illusion in glistening mist, colorful shades, hard lines.
Since 2002, the photographers have accompanied Shanghai during its emergence as a world metropolis, the brachial farewell from the ancient Asian city, replaced by mega-structures.
The focal point of their photographic oeuvre is the architecture of the street. This is an essay on the topic of the urban landscape.
Text in English and German.
Horst and Daniel Zielske have been working together in the field of photography for 15 years. During this time, they have produced more than 20 books while their work has appeared in numerous publications. - See more at: http://www.accdistribution.com/us/store/pv/9783899445572/shanghai-2/horst-zielske-and-daniel-zielske?layout=popup#sthash.ZAZINXv8.dpuf