Megalopolis 2009-2013

MEGALOPOLIS offers a collection of photographs capturing the sheer immensity & complexity of the world’s biggest metropolises. This book is a compilation of photographs from fourteen megacities: Dubai, Incheon, Seoul, Busan, Chongqing, Shanghai, Singapore, London, Toronto, Montreal, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, and Istanbul. Revealing the complicated nature of the world’s largest metropolises is the ultimate challenge undertaken in Megalopolis. In his photographs, Martin Stavars attempts to grasp this complexity and the networks of intertwined spatial relationships of urban organisms with the eye of a trauma surgeon rather than an impressionist painter. In the precise and somewhat detached images of Tokyo, Istanbul, Chongqing, or Paris, he reflects upon the urban fabric, its composition, only occasionally providing a glimpse of its innermost parts.

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Motorbiker, Shanghai, China, 2010

Motorbiker, Shanghai, China, 2010

ZigZag, Hong Kong, 2009

ZigZag, Hong Kong, 2009

Under Construction, Hong Kong, 2009

Under Construction, Hong Kong, 2009

Shadows of Nanjing, Shanghai, China, 2010

Shadows of Nanjing, Shanghai, China, 2010

Pudong Skyscrapers, Shanghai, China, 2010

Pudong Skyscrapers, Shanghai, China, 2010

Ghosts of Shanghai, Shanghai, China, 2010

Ghosts of Shanghai, Shanghai, China, 2010

Ghost Cars, Shanghai, China, 2010

Ghost Cars, Shanghai, China, 2010

Ghosts of Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

Ghosts of Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

Rush Hours I, Shanghai, China, 2010

Rush Hours I, Shanghai, China, 2010

The Louvre, Study 1, Paris, France, 2010

The Louvre, Study 1, Paris, France, 2010

The Ghosts of the Millenium, London, UK, 2009

The Ghosts of the Millenium, London, UK, 2009

Trafalgar Square, Study 1, London, UK, 2009

Trafalgar Square, Study 1, London, UK, 2009

Skyline, Study 1, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011

Skyline, Study 1, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011

Two Towers, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011

Two Towers, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011

Reflection of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE, 2010

Reflection of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE, 2010

Birds and Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011

Birds and Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011

Central Park, Study 1, Incheon, South Korea, 2011

Central Park, Study 1, Incheon, South Korea, 2011

Central Park, Study 5, Incheon, South Korea, 2011

Central Park, Study 5, Incheon, South Korea, 2011

Jumeirah Beach, Study 1, Dubai, UAE, 2010

Jumeirah Beach, Study 1, Dubai, UAE, 2010

Cruise Ships, Study 1, Chongqing, China, 2012

Cruise Ships, Study 1, Chongqing, China, 2012

Clouds Over Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

Clouds Over Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

Flatiron, Study 1, New York City, 2013

Flatiron, Study 1, New York City, 2013

Haeundae Marina, Study 1, Busan, South Korea, 2011

Haeundae Marina, Study 1, Busan, South Korea, 2011

Hazy Skyline, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

Hazy Skyline, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

La Défense, Study 1, Paris, France, 2010

La Défense, Study 1, Paris, France, 2010

La Défense, Study 3, Paris, France, 2010

La Défense, Study 3, Paris, France, 2010

Lady in Black, Hong Kong, 2009

Lady in Black, Hong Kong, 2009

London Old London, London, UK, 2010

London Old London, London, UK, 2010

Marina Bay, Singapore, 2010

Marina Bay, Singapore, 2010

Merry-go-round, Study 1, Paris, France, 2010

Merry-go-round, Study 1, Paris, France, 2010

Midtown Manhattan, Study 1, New York City, 2013

Midtown Manhattan, Study 1, New York City, 2013

NEATT, Incheon, South Korea, 2011

NEATT, Incheon, South Korea, 2011

Skyline, Study 2, Singapore, 2010

Skyline, Study 2, Singapore, 2010

Tokyo in the Rain, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

Tokyo in the Rain, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

Yeouido at Dusk, Seoul, South Korea, 2011

Yeouido at Dusk, Seoul, South Korea, 2011

Triangle, Chongqing, China, 2012

Triangle, Chongqing, China, 2012