This week I posted a new gallery on my main portfolio site titled “A Modern Life”, which I’d like to invite you to view in the China gallery.
It’s a small set of photos which I did for a magazine earlier last year, which I have only just got around to featuring now. The feature is on the subject of IKEA, the Swedish furniture superstore, in Beijing. This is possibly an odd topic of choice for a feature you may think however IKEA has become a symbol for modern living in Beijing with hundreds of Chinese people streaming through its doors every day since it opened 10 years ago.
Many visitors aren’t there just for the furniture. IKEA Beijing has become a day-trip destination for some people as they use the beds and couches to lounge around, sit and talk to friends and generally relax and take it easy. For a photographer, it’s a perfect location as people treat showrooms almost as their homes therefore giving you a strange perspective into the daily lives of people.
To view the gallery, please head to my portfolio site here and follow Index>China>A Modern Life