Qian Zhao is a photographer and artist, who was born in China and currently lives in San Francisco. He has been a part of numerous exhibitions in BeiJing, ShangHai, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Fort Collins and Portland. His work focuses on daily life. Today we share his series Offcut, the edge.
Offcut, the edge
I collect the overlooked fragments of a city. I expand the wonder of both natural and constructed elements, the vestigial 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.
To view more of Qian’s work, please visit his website.