I’m in Travel + Leisure June 2017.
A couple of months ago one of their researchers contacted me about Shenzhen photos. Last year I spent a day in Shenzhen’s contemporary art centre; OCT Loft. I really love the ‘former industrial building’ becomes ‘contemporary art centre’ thing.
I think re-purposed industrial buildings hold a certain artistic commentary on life and hence provide an interesting contextual background to contemporary art.
I often enjoy art that makes surprising / interesting / thoughtful statements on life, a big part of which is work.
If you are into this kind of thing I also recommend Moganshan 50 in Shanghai. There is also Tate Modern in London, even if the art on display isn’t great, the former power station is a delight.
If you can find a copy of Travel + Leisure I recommend picking it up, the article on Shenzhen is fascinating, – I wish I had the author’s knowledge before I went.
This inspires me to research my destinations better in future, think like a journalist!
It’s tough to be commercially successful with travel photography – I am so delighted to get into a major magazine!
It’s especially awesome to contribute photographs to an article that focuses on the development of creative and artistic culture in modern China.