French photographer Alain Delorme became fascinated with the sculptural quality of migrant workers loads while on art residency in Shanghai. His documentation of the packed bicycles forms a series of photographs entitled Totems, which are both aesthetically glorious and astoundingly indicative of daily life in China.

The series is on view at Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris through September 25, 2010. Read more about the project at Design Boom.

More examples of Delorme’s Totems after the jump.

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