China series #1 2006
While working on the digital collage-series Freek Drent started traveling, collecting imagery and exploring China in 2006. Starting point for his first journey was Shanghai, the most populous and well developed city in mainland China. He documented his travels using a simple compact camera, often focussing on details, supported by Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
China series #2 2006
The second and third month he went westward and spent most of his time in Sichuan and Chongking province. Not only the eastern, upper Yangtze countryside, but especcialy the expanding cities, seemingly arising out of nowhere fascinated him. As did the magnificent industrial mega-city Chongqing.