What is so amazing about the streets of Kuala Lumpur? It is its diversity: from old, run-down, little shops to shiny, huge skyscrapers. KL has to offer everything. The impressive thing is that these different style are tightly integrated into an indistinguishable mix - the malaysian mix. Why is this so? For this, one has to better understand how Kuala Lumpur works. Several cultures and religions are tightly integrated here: moslems, hindus, buddhists, christians, taoist, and many more in the same spot. You will find some chinese temple next to a hindu one.
And this is also how the people live here. A big mix of everything - if you think the US is diverse, then you really need to come here. The goal of this project is to capture some of this diversity, to preserve it and present it in an integrated way, similar to the level of integration that prevails in Kuala Lumpur. Of course this diversity also has bad aspects. There are many people here living in poverty and you are regularly reminded of this by begging people on the streets. However I decided not to take any pictures of those; it felt wrong. So I hope you can accept that I hid this aspect of diversity from you.
All shots taken with a Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 on a Sony-Nex 7 body. Shot raw and post-processed with Lightroom 4 beta.