Shanghai’s migrant workers are the foundation of China’s economy, ferrying goods around the city on their bicycle. But if these photos of them look impossible, that’s because they are. Their loads have been digitally increased as part of a photo project on the Chinese economy and global consumerism.
The project reminded me of some time spent in Bali, where riding the motorbike looks like to be done by super humans whom carry immense loads on and not only. I have even seen entire families of 5 travelling on Bali’s very busy roads!