Five years ago, when I was living in Shanghai, China, I started photographing and interviewing my neighbors. I called the project “An Elephant Through a Microscope” because I was trying to learn more about the giant city of Shanghai by meeting individual citizens.
I just found my old notebooks with the transcripts of the interviews:
I used to live with my Grandfather. He died when I was 30. I miss him still. He cared for me when I was growing up.
Jianbing (煎饼) maker [Chinese Pancakes]