I collect the overlooked fragments of a city. I expand the wonder of both natural and constructed elements, the vestigal signs of life and decay. These elements exist on the periphery of vision, on the margins of any given location. I strive to see beyond the quotidian matter of urban life, beyond mere function, and to charge it with the vibrancy we so easily miss. In these photos I set out to challenge the eye and the imagination to travel beyond functionality.
All images ©Zhao Qian