WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN IN THE EAST.
Because the sun sets in the west, get it? Yes it took me a while, too. This is what happens when the axis spins in retrograde as Shanghai often does. Backwards and surreal. A collected from venues and parties that shall remain nameless...
What does he think of all the fuckery he has captured? Let's ask Marc.
Would you consider this would documentary? Photo-journalistic?
-I think it would be more of a subjective documentary of how I experienced the nightlife here over the past few years. If I did a full coverage on Shanghai nightlife it would definitely need a lot of shots that are missing at the moment.
Do you think SH nightlife scene can evolve into more shocking situations? Can it evolve at all?
-I think the nightlife here is a lot more shocking than meets the eye. I’m barely scratching the surface of what goes on behind closed doors. But I think in terms of public shock value the things happening in China are still quite conservative.
What are the major distinctions between Chinese party goers v. expats?
-Chinese people seem to have this weird love-hate relationship being in the spotlight. Even though they might order 100 bottles of champagne in a night to show off in the moment they really don’t want it to be captured on camera. Quite ironic.
Do you feel yourself succumbing to the trashy world of SH nightlife? Or would you not consider yourself a participant?
-It’s gotten to the point where going to parties is a routine - it just isn’t as fun anymore. After 3 years of hitting up parties every few days per week I feel like I could use a bit of a breather to get a clear perspective on things.