About the Book
China is a country of contrasts, from the rural communities in the sparsely populated Tibetan Plateau to the booming business in Hong Kong and satellite cities, growing in number and scale.
Millions of peasants leave the countryside to seek their fortune in the city. By adopting the new market socialism - or is it state capitalism, the poverty gap between the rural and urban areas continues to grow.
Han, Hui, Uyghur, Tibetan, Mongolian, Zhuang, whatever the ethnic origin, also for the new city dwellers, tradition still plays a prominent role in their daily life.
Man-made landscapes now complement China's most diverse nature.
Lucas Daniëls worked for 25 years as a freelance photographer for several national and international magazines. He keeps on travelling around the globe, capturing astonishing landscapes, meeting people behind stories, capturing life as it is. His latest book on Blurb "Get Lost" shows how he experienced the iconic American outback between 2011 and 2015. In September 2016 he will start a new roadtrip in Central Asia, following the Pamir Highway from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan. Lucas Daniëls is a member of the renowned photo agency Hollandse Hoogte.