Kevin Frayer is an award-winning Canadian photojournalist who has covered conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the Middle East. In 2013, he moved to China, became a father and joined Getty Images as a freelance contributor.

Over the last year or so, he has worked on several big projects, from the world's last passenger steam rail service to Buddhist monks taking part in a prayer festival and Kazakh horsemen hunting with eagles. He has also steadily been documenting everyday life in China; quiet street scenes that would otherwise go unnoticed, showing a country coming to terms with social change.

"The periphery is where I feel most comfortable," he told Instagram. "That can mean, literally, the edges of a city or country, or the minority fringes of a culture. More figuratively, the periphery is a place that requires a journey – a turn down a road for no reason, or a chance conversation that changes one's course.

"In my photography, I'm trying to take people to a place far different than where they are from, and hoping they feel something new by learning that this other place exists."

In this gallery, IBTimes UK shares some of Frayer's photos of daily life in China. To see more, follow him on Instagram.