Inside China’s Unborn Cities

Take a walk with Kai Caemmerer in China's empty cities

One of the few moments of zen that city dwellers can find is taking a stroll at midnight. The streets are still, the windows are shuttered, there are no prying eyes to notice you, you and the streetlights are the only ones functioning.

Now, imagine walking in a city that doesn’t host another person, it’s just you and empty, urban structures. Photographer Kai Caemmerer has succinctly captured the feeling of being in a highly developed city without a single soul residing there.

He explains, “Unlike the urban model of many Western cities, these areas are built to the point of near completion years before they become populated. My images revolve around the shifted sense of reality felt in a city that has yet to be inhabited by the people it was built for.”


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