GoEast Mandarin photography

Photography for GoEast Mandarin, an online/offline Chinese language school based in Shanghai, China. All colleagues photographed, as well as some students and notebooks.

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Cutting bok choy in the stairwell

I’m in this old Shanghai house, four apartments on each of five floors, with a kitchen housed in the stairwell. I had to interrupt this gentleman cutting his bok choy to get through. The whole place breathes life, from the sound of my feet on the worn wood, to his smile gifted to me as […]

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Whispers from the tower

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 […]

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Shanghai’s old hospital

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 […]

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Joy City

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 […]

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Vandebron photography

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.

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