ENDURE - A few years ago I visited a Marc Ribou photographic exhibition in Shanghai. Amongst the well know photographs was a small image that captured me. In the image Ribou was standing up on a ladder leaning against a small wall taking a photo. Attached to the photo was quote that read: ‘there are times you have to change the viewpoint to get the right image’.
This image inspired me to start looking beyond the obvious and discover what lies beneath the surface. It was the beginning of an ongoing photo series that explores Shanghai’s old neighbourhoods (Longtang), of which many are being destroyed in the name of "Urban progress."