Blur of Lights & Colour

I do enjoy living Shanghai. Well, for the most part at least…

Just the other week, I tried to catch a taxi on a Friday night (quite a feat) – finally flagged one down and an elderly lady rushed ahead of me. I politely told her that I was actually standing there first, and she looked at me and yelled “but I have children!” and proceeded to slam the door in my face. Just note that her children were not there at that point and had absolutely no relevance to the situation. However, things like that do add some layers of amusement to your life – I could write a book about the things that happen over here.

Anyway, back to my love for the city with it’s bright colours and neverending bustle. Japanese photographer Sasaki Makoto managed captured the city of Shanghai in a unique and energetic way in his series Shanghai Layers.


Using long exposures, Makoto photographs flickers of illumination over dozens of seconds, which produce a brilliantly glowing urban landscape.





“My aim is to get to feel the city’s personality from the brilliance and color of the light of the time stacked in the city of Shanghai. I hope that we get a feel of the fact that we are living in passage of time and also that individual life, city and society are formed by accumulation of time from an unusual viewpoint.” – Makoto

via Faith is Torment

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