The streets of Shanghai seen through the eyes of a Japanese photographer.
In his photobook “Shanghai”, Japanese photographer Hiroyuki Nakada presents photography taken on the streets of the Chinese megacity. Nakada, who moved from Japan to China in 1999, and his sensibilities are neither “in” nor “out”; his photographs – many of them focusing on faces – reveal the curiosity of an outsider and the knowledge of an insider.
“I point the camera at my subjects without warning. My subjects are neither models nor actors, just ordinary citizens. I can’t help but feel excited seeing the horror somewhere in the depths of expressions on people’s faces in everyday life. Seeing them fulfills me. That is why I still devour them even today, like a hyena that has found its prey.” — from Hiroyuki Nakada’s statement (translation by shashasha)