'LOCAL MARKETS' is a series of photographs taken in different Asian countries, depicting various street and indoor markets that maintain the pulse of everyday life and act as colorful mirrors of society. Asian markets are abundant, overflowing, chaotic, maze-like... They operate tirelessly and are the antithesis of the modern shopping mall.
Through the mesmerising diversity of local knowledge and products, from traditional medicine to handmade objects, traditional snacks or even funeral items, there is plenty of mystery and intrigue to be experienced in each and every alley for the foreign visitor. For locals, the market is a social anchor, a marker of life's daily routine where news are shared and relationships maintained.
The most appealing markets in Taipei are in the hidden alleys, behind the main arteries. They have the charm of the old days, visually rich, they attract through their modesty: naked light bulbs, narrow spaces, and handwritten signs...
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