This year was my first time in China. I knew the Chinese big cities and brights lights from TV. So when I got to the Yangshuo area I hoped to find something of the ‘old ‘ China where time have stood still. With that in mind I went to the rural areas and old markets where you can buy livestock or go to the dentist. What I noticed in these places was that people moved around on old bikes or steampunked like mopeds. These bare looking vehicles fitted so perfectly against the background of old walls, dark alleys and dilapidated buildings. Shooting these images in black and white completed the picture of that ‘old’ China for me. I hope it will do that also for you.