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During a ten month period in 2007-2008, my family visited Shanghai and Stockholm with the two weeks spent in Sweden and five months in China resulting in thousands of digital images.

As I searched for an ordering system to document each city I developed the concept of pairing the two locations shot for shot in a combined book. The result was a fun challenge of choosing image pairs that share a composition or subject relationship. Both cities are diverse, cosmopolitan and share cross-cultural aspects like the obvious Chinese food in Stockholm or Ikea furniture in Shanghai. What I have strived to do is find combinations that contrast texture, decoration and traditional symbolism found in daily walks on the street.

The book contains 164 color images.


About the Author

Jim Brown
gymbeau Washington

Comments (9) Write a comment


JMBaral says

A great teaching tool to help you realize that one is attracted to similar architecture, forms, colors, and compositions over and over. Eye candy too.

posted at 01:46pm Aug 31 PST


JMBaral says

A wonderful concept of organizing photos in a new way-interesting how your mind is drawn to similar forms, structure, color ,composition. I know I too reiterate in photos and I will keep in mind your series of layouts which was a great learning tool as well as eye candy. Thanks :<)

posted at 01:38pm Aug 31 PST


svanes says

love the pairings. wonderful work.

posted at 01:29pm Aug 11 PST


jcruzan says

Your book is BEAUTIFUL! These are the kinds of pictures I dream of taking....but I think my camera doesn't work as well:) I've been wondering what in the world to get Mike for his birthday next month. Thanks to you, I found my gift! I know he'll love it, too. You got my vote!

posted at 10:06pm Jul 27 PST


plostmodern says

Great concept, wonderful images, and very very creative. Good job! It was very enjoyable to flip through the entire book.

posted at 01:37pm Jul 25 PST


RBMcGrath says

Beautiful images. Sharp, concise, interesting.

posted at 08:53pm Jul 19 PST


srogershare says

Wonderful pairings -- you get it, and at the same time there is something new revealed. If I could afford it, I would buy several to give away. I'm going to suggest to my public library that they buy a copy.
Please add in information about yourself what you do. Will there be more books? Yours is an alive and discerning mind.

posted at 11:10am Jul 17 PST

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