Even though I initially thought of it as a gimmick, I’ve come to really love the Oriental Pearl Tower. Built on the corner of the Huangpu River, it’s visible from many places in the city — sometimes as a surprise, like accidental eye contact. And every time you see it, it whispers you: “You are […]
The rain turns streets into oil paintings. Tuesday rush hour in Shanghai Yangpu, under the coronavirus. The streets aren’t all empty, but quiet for this time of the day.
I decided to enter this art deco building at 505 Dong Changzhi Lu, as it seemed totally deserted when I entered. Inside I discovered it to be be an old seamen’s hospital, built by colonialists in 1934. As I explored more inwards — and just as I sent a photo to my wife — I started […]
Photos from Suzhou, a large city (+10 million people) close to Shanghai. Taken during 2018’s ‘Golden Week’.
These photos we taken near a shopping mall in Shanghai, called Joy City. The shopping mall has all kinds of shops from global luxury brands, and even a ferris wheel on the roof. This area, next to it, is one of the many old low-rise neighbourhoods that’s demolished in Shanghai, as in other big cities […]
Taken at the end of January, 2018.
Taken for the then start-up — now scale-up — Vandebron, from early 2014 to mid 2016. Shot on a budget Canon DSRL camera in automatic mode, because that’s all I could get it to do.
Shot during a schooltrip in 2003, rediscovered in 2017.