Louis Porter has the much-envied ability to capture feeling in his photographs and portray them exactly as they are, and yet not. All three of these photographs are taken from his album “I love china…so do you” and as someone who lives in China, I can completely relate to these. Yes, they seem preposterous and possibly staged, but they are definitely not. He manages to grab the quirkiest aspects of life but have his work remain grounded. Porter’s has some other very interesting albums, including one that focuses on the inside of brothels. I highly recommend you look at the rest of his work, and if my last sentence didn’t pique your interest I don’t know what will.
By Sophia Chen