Gallery: Unbelievable Stacks of Chinese Goods Piled High on Bikes

Totems is a new photographic series by French photographer Alain Delorme that looks at the new pillars of society - goods "Made in China". These precarious towers of chairs, bottles, toys, cardboard boxes and other products transported through the streets of Shanghai via bike bring to light the paradoxes of China's most dynamic city. Delorme purposely edits and alters the images to manufacture an "augmented reality" -- one that is exaggerated, but not unrealistic. Men really do transport delicately balanced towers of goods on bike throughout the city.

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  1. Audrey Girard September 22, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Altered realistic photography is not cool. There is a thin line between art and journalism and this, in my opinion, sends the wrong information. The augmented and beautified reality should be clear to the viewer, not in a small caption underneath. Nice images otherwise.

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