Day 2: Streets of Shanghai - “Old & New”

Day 2: Streets of Shanghai - “Everyone is Kung Fu Panda”

* There is more posing going on than on tumblr ;)

Day 2: Streets of Shanghai - “Contradictions”

Some behind the scene captures from yesterday.

* Thank you Suzette.

Day 1: Streets of Old Shanghai - “The Egg Man”

Day 1: Streets of Old Shanghai - “The Egg Man”

Day 1: Streets of Old Shanghai - “Goose Eggs”

Day 1: Streets of Old Shanghai - “The Bodega ;)”

Probably the only time I did not feel safe as there were a lot of street kids sitting around drinking & smoking & LOOKING..

I did not hang around to ask..

Day 1: Streets of Old Shanghai - “The Tobacconist”
This reminds me of that great movie with the stellar cast randomly dropping in for cigarettes & such.
Some one message me with the TITLE it was in the mid 90s..

Day 1: Streets of Old Shanghai - “The Tobacconist”

This reminds me of that great movie with the stellar cast randomly dropping in for cigarettes & such.

Some one message me with the TITLE it was in the mid 90s..

Day 1: Streets of Old Shanghai - “The Locked Warehouse”

An incredible space which would be enviable in any upwardly mobile suburb. Interesting that it was open like most other houses in these parts.

See the TV..

Day 1: Streets of Old Shanghai - “The Laneway”

I was just waiting in one spot.. Waiting till the locals got used to me standing there playing with my camera (as a decoy). I pretend to polish the lens & play with settings incessantly, mean while setting up the focus & settings.

Something is going on there as all sorts of people were walking in & out of the same door..

Day 1: Streets of Old Shanghai - “The Tailor With Strange Cloth”

* I do not use a zoom lens or fast DSLR, meaning the subject needs to be comfortable with the photographer which is no easy task these days. Also with a 35mm lens one needs to get very close..

Day 1: Streets of Old Shanghai - “The Cobbler”

I was very fortunate to get up close & personal even though he spoke no English & I spoke neither Mandarin nor Shanghainese.

* Fortunate as I do not use a zoom lens or fast DSLR, meaning the subject needs to be comfortable with the photographer which is no easy task these days. Also with a 35mm lens one needs to get very close..

Day 1: Streets of Old Shanghai - “The Sadness”

Not the way they live as they know no better, but that they are being moved out so that new development can take place..

An older man was explaining to my friend that they don’t know where they are being moved to & don’t understand why as his family is very happy.

End of Day #1 in KONG (WanChai). It is mid-night & still 30c & 99.9% humidity..
Good night & let’s see what Saturday has to offer..

End of Day #1 in KONG (WanChai). It is mid-night & still 30c & 99.9% humidity..

Good night & let’s see what Saturday has to offer..