Text and pictures by Lauri Laanisto
Last month I went to a conference in Beijing, China – IBS meeting “The Biogeography of Ecology” – and took some pictures with my matchbox pinhole camera. So, unlike last time, when I posted here pictures from fieldwork in desolated Svalbard landscapes, I now show you some pictures from one of the most populated area in the world – Beijing. The thing with pinhole of course makes those two places with contrasting populations much more similar than they actually are. If the exposure time is half a minute or more, then a crowded square or stampeding street becomes relatively empty and has similar desolated look.