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Rockbund Museum Shanghai RAS 01

The former Royal Asiatic Society building

Far from the maddening crowds on the Bund, the Rockbund Art Museum on Huqiu Lu (虎丘路) is a favored destination that singularly embodies the East meets West history, design and architecture of…

ZhapuLu Wooden Home 01

The simplicity in patterned wood

I’ve always liked the predictability and soothing effect of uncomplicated patterns. This was one reason why I found myself standing in front of a discreet entrance off the…

Shikumen 01

The diversity of design in shikumen headers

What makes a shikumen (石库门) header an architectural tapestry so emblematic of Shanghai? The grey stone pediment, shaped in a triangle or semi-circle, contains designs that range from the…

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Take to the Street (Part 2)

The second of a two-part series of a self-imposed regiment of hip, chest and over-the-shoulder shooting with a 35mm f1.4. Primes are perfect in its speed, restraint and…

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Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

“Hello. Bag? Watch? Jacket? See this menu, we have everything.” Try to side-step. “No thanks.” “Round the corner only la. Watch? Bag? DVD?” “No. No!” Walk faster. “Come…

Crossing hand-in-hand

Crossing together

They were standing at the traffic light. Looking right, then left. When the green man started flashing, the old man gripped the woman’s limp hand and they picked…

Shanghai Minmalism

Shanghai Minimalism

  It’s official, summer is here and everyone is on vacation. Couple that with the allure of the World Expo, friends and family are pouring into Shanghai in…

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Sometimes, there is nothing worse than having someone notice you with a camera. Or when you hit a low point in your photography for the day. There are times…