The past few years Beijing/London-based photographer Jasper James has been shooting these wistful photos in various large cities around Asia. James’ images capture the melancholy of individuals, captured as silhouettes, gazing over the vastness of large urban areas.
The photographer writes: ‘Sometime in 2008, the number of people living in urban areas outnumbered those living in rural areas for the first time in history. I thought it would be interesting to shoot portraits of these city dwellers combined with the image of a cityscape… The images are made in camera with just a basic adjustment in contrast and colours but no retouching. I’m currently planning exhibitions of the images and looking for an interested publisher.’