On Shooting in Shanghai

2009-09-21 16:03:03 UTC

What a strange place this is. I have been living here for more than seven years and yet, there it is full of surprises every time I go out and shoot.

People react in two ways, either very friendly and inviting or with open annoyance and hostility. There is little in between that I have found. The most surprising was a shoot at the maglev construction site, where first our cab driver brought us right onto the site and then the workers invited me up on one of the giant pillars that they were building.
I got a grand view of the place and a bit of details about how to build a maglev.

That said, there are old neighborhoods around every corner, local markets to explore and tons of construction sites. If people react strange at first, a smile opens many doors.


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