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 mm 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. After my Shanghai book was published in Paris in 2000, it has become mainly color photography, with the digital age all around. So after having photographed Chicago in b/w. mostly in the Nineties and in early 2000, you will find the color photographs, a tough look at the City. This is the work of my walks between 2011 and 2018. Still, once in a while, b/w remains my true love as 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, Halle Berry or Morgan Freeman.
Shanghai 1985-2019 is presented here in three chapters, recording the life of the city over a period of 34 years, in 9 trips, walking around every corner, my most complete body of work, with the support of several grants from Columbia College Chicago.
I am also the Artistic Director of Eyes on Main Street, a Photography Festival in Wilson, NC. The 6th edition will start on May 2, 2020.
Please enjoy the photography.
Jerome De Perlinghi
Photo Jerome De Perlinghi by Peter Fitzpatrick, Pingyao 2018