Powerful urban photography by Tim Gao

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Tim Gao is a photographer living and working in Shanghai, China, the city that plays the leading role in his powerful street photography. Tim on Shanghai:

“I have lived in Shanghai for over 9 years and I explore Shanghai, where urban city and residential lanes are hidden and unknown to me and impact my emotional attachment to the city. Street photography not only enables me to create a documentary view of the unique Shanghai street and the culture behind it,  but also reveals the extraordinary and metaphorical aspect of Shanghai – an invisible theatre of mystery, drama, unease and nostalgia.”

I love the shadowplay in Tim’s work, the grainy textures of his analog work and the way he portrays the city like a person, instead of a backdrop. 

You can find more of Tim’s work on his website and Instagram. Enjoy!

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Thanks for reading! What do you think of Tim’s work?

                        

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