Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Photography by Greg Girard and Yang Yi

I'm intrigued by quiet, abandoned spaces that nobody really thinks about. They don't fit in with the pace of our lives, or our penchant for instant gratification and instant beauty. Maybe like the Angkor Wats or Parthenons, these are the modern ruins of our time - not particularly majestic, not really pretty, but layered with historys just the same. Greg Girard is a photographer who works out of China - in a place where the passing of time and frenzied change is happening before our very eyes.

Artist-Photographer Yang Yi has done some intriguing underwater stills of the controversial Three Gorges Dam. Reminds me of scenes from the film "Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress".

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