Beijing Billboards

The images explore the dialogue of Beijing-a city in transition with its landscape.

The photographs look at the contexts of commercial billboards, which reflect the interface of the physicality of this transformation and also represent this new era in China’s economy and the opening up to external influences of other cultures.

They seek to unravel the symbols that give clues or signs to this change, but while also suggesting a commentary for the future of this city.

The images look for structures and codes of contradiction or paradox in Beijing’s geography that stand for the specifics of place weather real or imagined.

They seek to unravel to the observer stories or scenarios that reveal a possible narrative of place within these new urban spaces but also play upon this irony of unreality.

An idealism that might never be achieved.