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Made in China, Shanghai 2006
06-OCT-2006

Made in China, Shanghai 2006

Learn to swim....or you will drown

Canon EOS 20D
1/100s f/3.5 at 38.0mm iso800 full exif

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TJ O'Brien29-Oct-2006 09:46
Hi Kal

Haven't visiited for a hwile but this is another wonderful image from a great new collection
Ann LT13-Oct-2006 02:07
You're so right...everything is made in China!
Beautiful chaos!
Bill Harris12-Oct-2006 14:28
Clocks in perftect composition at the top of the pile... a pile saturated as we are saturated with junk as time goes on.
emmanuel_fr12-Oct-2006 09:57
Sociologie... Very good photo.
Guest 12-Oct-2006 06:57
Yess so cool. A perfect reflection of our times. Like consumerism looking into its own reflection. voted
Guest 12-Oct-2006 03:11
great one!
AL12-Oct-2006 01:02
Wow, a sea of colorful and cheap goodies! LOL... Seriosuly it's so true, we could easily pick any product at home or at work and find it MADE IN CHINA! Be it an entrepreneur or a corporation, we need "swimming" skill to venture into the market of China and survive. Many saw China as a great golden opportunity, like a vast ocean full of fishes waiting to be harvest. They jumped right in, got caught in the currents, and were almost drowned without even getting the fishes they were after. Reality bites!
Shimon Levkovich11-Oct-2006 23:50
Spectacular image! Voted.
Shimon Levkovich11-Oct-2006 23:48
Spectecular shot.
fred_il11-Oct-2006 23:18
Fabulous and so symbolic!!
Craig Persel11-Oct-2006 23:12
Marvelous image. Vote.
Guest 11-Oct-2006 22:47
what a load of crap. OMG. Amazing the things sold and bought.
scott clarke11-Oct-2006 20:53
Kal my daughter would loose her mind there for days.
Guest 11-Oct-2006 20:11
Incredibly powerful. Bravo.
Phil Douglis11-Oct-2006 19:25
I love the incongruity and humor here, Kal. The world is awash in crap, and most of it is made in China. And the Chinese are laughing all the way to the bank! Waste? Perhaps? But it puts the bread on the table for those who make and sell this stuff. Jenene's word tsunami is a perfect fit -- our lives are inexorably linked to consumerism, whether we like it or not. And this is as good a symbol for it as I've ever seen. Random colors are often chaotic, and that was exactly the point here.
JSWaters11-Oct-2006 16:49
Oh my, this makes me nervous just to look at it! What complete chaos, Kal. Adal is right - it's the tsunami of rampant, wasteful consumerism.
Jenene
Adalberto Tiburzi11-Oct-2006 16:10
Hard to swim the Tsunami...
Adal
Ana Carloto O'Shea11-Oct-2006 16:07
Looooool
It's impossible not to laugh.
It seems like everything that one can imagine (and even those that we can't) is made is China.
A very strong symbolic image that is even made more impressive by your choice to use colours.
natisunber11-Oct-2006 15:44
Postmodern art installation?!... impressive wasty world!
Guest 11-Oct-2006 15:43
LOL... perfect !
david procter11-Oct-2006 15:32
That's one amazing plastic hell slide.
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