Scouring for the Portfolio

By: Gustav Hoiland

Apr 21 2011

Category: china, street

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Focal Length:80mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80


I’m in the process of compiling potentially suitable pieces for my inevitable portfolio site. Tonight I was scraping through the China archive, four months and thousands of photos from my time in Shanghai. Along with the Shanghainese pickings, I plan to have a category for hair, bike polo, portraits, and my video work. I’ll probably add more, but for now I think that all should pretty well define my aesthetic.

This is most of what I remember from China. Dense collages of storefronts (not unlike Manhattan) on these streets packed with people, undulating with unending movement. Many areas were striking in their blaring neon, others with slick glass towers and black Mercedes sedans, but the neighborhood surrounding the university was much dustier, older, ungentrified urbanism.

And the portfolio process proceeds…

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