This is amazing to see how creative people can be with the little bit that they have.
Born in Germany and raised in the United States, Europe, and Canada; Michael Wolf began his career as a photojournalist, spending eight years working in Hong Kong for the German magazine Stern. After many years in the industry, Wolf quit photojournalism in the early 2000s, focusing strictly on fine-art photography and personal projects.
One of his first non-editorial photography series was Bastard Chairs. The series would prove worthwhile, as he exhibited the images worldwide and published a book in 2002 entitled, Sitting in China. Wolf explains:
“They are not elegant, nor are they always comfortable. But neither are they mass-produced: they are individuals. In china, the objects used for sitting are as manifold as the occasions for sitting. Each chair and stool has its own character, is a companion, a bastard, or a venerable elder. Their occupants sit close to the floor…
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