Lost in Ordos
Ordos is a hidden paradise tucked away in mainland China, and has become what many have called a “Ghost City.” Sprawling city space that is something that came out of a dream, placed against a backdrop of unique architectural elements and a population that is nowhere near as dense as any major Chinese city. Naturally, skateboarders would find this sort of destination highly attractive, and lately many have gone to Ordos to document what is there to discover. What has come out of this pilgrimage is a handful of pioneers who have documented a terrain that few people will ever get to see, especially through the creative lens of skateboarding.
One of those pioneers is Kevin Metallier, a French photographer who recently set out with many skaters who have thoroughly explored the City to capture the beauty and mystery of Ordos. What he got on film was a mixture of amazing action shots, street life, and beautiful landscape that tells a nice story of what it’s like to explore a “Ghost City.” Check out his work below and head over to his blog if you dig his stuff: