Zhou HanShun

Frenetic City
To say life moves fast in a city is an understatement.
People go through life in an uncompromising, chaotic pace, overcoming and absorbing anything in their path. Time in the city seem to flow quicker, memories in the city tend to fade away faster. Nothing seems to stand still in a city.

A UN report suggested that by 2050, the world’s population would reach 10 billion, with three-quarters of humanity living in our already swelling cities.

Hong Kong was my city of residence from 2014 to 2017. With a population of over 7 million but less than 25% of its land developed, it is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. When I first landed, I was immediately confronted by a society that is in fierce competition for physical and mental space. I decided to capture and re-create the tension and chaos that I experienced in photographic form.

The photographs were created with multiple exposures of 10 to 25 on B&W film.

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Title: Frenetic City
Date: 2016
Medium: 120 B&W film / Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle PhotoRag Baryta
Size: 120cm x 120cm

 

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Zhou HanShun
Title: Frenetic City
Date: 2017
Medium: 120 B&W film / Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle PhotoRag Baryta
Size: 120cm x 120cm

 

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Title: Frenetic City
Date: 2016
Medium: 120 B&W film / Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle PhotoRag Baryta
Size: 120cm x 120cm

 

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Title: Frenetic City
Date: 2017
Medium: 120 B&W film / Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle PhotoRag Baryta
Size: 120cm x 120cm