2016 / Architecture / Cityscapes

Ghost cities

  • Photographer
    Florian Ruiz

Ten years ago, China's government decided on a new urbanisation plan to accommodate millions of people from the countryside and to prevent environment disasters; they encouraged construction of “eco-cities" built on once-polluted or non-arable land. Those projects didn’t succeed; most of the people didn’t come as expected to those towns that are now known as “Ghost Cities”. My work is about those empty places that became the illusion of an ideal city. I used a pinhole camera to distort colors and shape, to twist the very landscape in order to render an illusion.