Zheng Zhiyuan:
A visual exploration
of
 the cityscape
 

2021.09.11

Cityscapes are a common theme in photography. The Paris cityscape photographed by Eugene Atget 100 years ago has an important place in the history of cityscape photography. With the development of photography, many photographers like Stephen Shore and Thomas Struth have broadened their ways of representing the city from unique perspectives. Shore’s photographs have a sense of compositional beauty. Whilst Struth’s street photographs are shot from a cold, objective, and rigorous perspective. His photographs display a sense of space within the plane.

 

On September 19, SCoP invited Zheng Zhiyuan, a cityscape photographer who mainly focuses on Shanghai as his subject of interest. He shared his understanding of the cityscape, creative process, and development. Also, how his visually rich cityscape photographs contain its own visual logic and reasoning.