I have been shooting images and photographs since the middle of the Seventies. I was fifteen when I boarded a ship to Hull, UK, with a Nikkormat and a 35 mmm lens. You will find here the stories from the early days traveling by train from Liverpool to Manchester. My love of the b/w will transpire going on to Shanghai and with the two portfolios around Central Asia. Since my Shanghai book was published in Paris in 2000, it has become mostly color, with the digital age all around. After having photographed Chicago in b/w. mostly in the Nineties and early 2000, you will get it all in color. This is the work of my walks from the last six years. Still, once in a while, b/w remains my true love as you will see this in the portfolio "The Real OG's and Their Friends", a set of portraits from December 2015 around the underworld in Baltimore. Shot in and around the funeral of a Godfather, it became a very interesting story. Without the portraits of the famous, this Gallery would not be complete., many beautiful memories around Liam Neeson or Morgan Freeman.
Shanghai 1985-2018 is coming next, recording the life of the city over a period of 33 years, in 9 trips, walking around every corner, my most complete body of work. With the support of a grant from Columbia College Chicago.
I am also the Artistic Director of Eyes on Main Street, preparing the 5th edition of the festival with a launch on April 27, 2019.
Please enjoy the photography.
Jerome De Perlinghi
Photo Jerome De Perlinghi by Peter Fitzpatrick, Pingyao 2018