Monday, 25 October 2010

'Wheels Of Shanghai' by Valentijn Brandt

The Series 'Wheels Of Shanghai' by Dutch photographer Valentijn Brandt shows the incredible diversity of two-wheeled transport in Shanghai. Strictly spoken they are not all bicycles, but that does not demise the feeling of wonder one can have with some of the portrayed travelers.

As Valentijn projects once again shows, riding on two wheels does not only enjoy immense popularity in my own country the Netherlands. However, although China seems to be one of the fastest developing economies in the world, two-wheeled transportation mainly thanks it street-domination to being a cheaper and therefore more accessible alternative to 4 wheels.

Let's hope cycling continues to stay popular also after cars have become generally affordable, for aesthetic and environmental reasons. Too many people in Valentijn's photographs are wearing protective mouth gear as it is.

For more of the series and other photography by Valentijn Brandt visit his website:

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