Pastel Hues of Industrial China

Jamie McLellan | May 16th, 2009

Being a product designer sees me spending significant amounts of time in Guangdong province, southern China, where a huge percentage of the worlds stuff is made. It’s a busy place, ever changing, ever growing and spending time here certainly shapes my opinions as a designer and as a consumer. A plus side to the factory haze is the nice diffuse light that results and the dust and soot particles seem to quickly turn the brightest colours into soft pastels. Here are a few photos taken whilst walking and driving around the region - I’m no Ed Burtinsky or a Nadav Kander that’s for sure.

Asia, China, Miscellaneous, Slideshows

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