A stretch of highway in central Shanghai is transformed at night with the addition of dark blue lights that underlight the concrete structure to a dramatic effect. The purple in the photos is an effect of the mix of light sources. The noise of motors and constant honking from all sides was deafening, and the air was barely breathable, otherwise we would have stayed much longer. The effect was quite magical, these photos are essentially unretouched.
Dedicated to Paul Blackmore and his University of Waterloo, School of Architecture thesis work from 1996, an ode to highway overpasses, modern architecture, and slick cars. Dream on, brother, it’s the only way we’ll ever have flying cars and the vacations on the moon.
Photos taken 5 October 2013.