“Nightshift”: An Illuminated Glimpse Into Shanghai’s Late Night Shops And Stalls

Cities are defined by their people, architecture and culture, and the series Nightshift by photographer Florian W. Mueller encapsulates all three. Steering clear of the glitz and glamour of Shanghai, Mueller takes us through the quiet side streets of the city, capturing vendors manning their stores and kiosks that are open late into the night. Under the neon lights, he shows the mind-boggling variety or merchandise being sold in these shops, ranging from fruit, toys, clothes or even curtains. It’s an interesting and authentic portrait of Shanghai, and how life goes on in this dynamic city after dark. Continue reading »

Daredevil Photographer Captures Outstanding Cityscape Views Above The Rooftops Of Shanghai

Spectacular rooftop landscapes by Austin Hsu, a talented self-taught photographer, retoucher, and urban explorer based in Shanghai, China. Austin focuses on urban and cityscape photography. He shoots a lot of rooftops, architecture, nightscape, and drone photography. Continue reading »

Neon, Moody And Cinematic Nightscapes Of Shanghai And Beyond By Victor Chiang

Sick colors urban photography by Victor Chiang a.k.a. aka_swaggy, talented self-taught photographer, youtuber and urban explorer currently based in Shanghai, China. Victor captures moody, nighttime scenes that radiate a dream-like fluorescent glow. Continue reading »

“Naked City”: Lost In Shanghai With Photographer Liu Tao

The famed Chinese street photographer trains his lens on the bored and the dispossessed in his rambles through city streets challenged by the relentless march of progress.


This 2014 series Shanghai Tian Wa saw Chinese photographer Liu Tao train his lens on two distinct districts in Shanghai. Here: “Shanghai Tian Wai №11, 2014”. (Photo by Liu Tao/The Guardian) Continue reading »

Room With A Mountain View In Downtown Of Shanghai

A residential building in Shanghai’s Changning District has a distinctly different view in the concrete jungle. Those looking out the window will have the view of a 50-meter high mountain! Continue reading »

Breathtaking Rooftop Shots From Skyscrapers Of Shanghai By Oliver Shou

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Oliver Shou is a talented young self-taught photographer, roofer and traveler from San Francisco, California. Oliver shoots a lot of urban, cityscapes and rooftop photography. He focuses on geometrically fascinating environmental portraits. Shou currently based in Shanghai. Continue reading »

Photographs Capture What Remains Of ‘Old Shanghai’

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For his series Phantom Shanghai, Canadian photographer Greg Girard points his lens to a city in a moment of significant change. For decades, Shanghai remained frozen in time, then almost overnight came a rush to modernize set in motion by the booming Chinese metropolis Beijing. In an attempt to make up for lost time, entire neighborhoods were demolished, hundreds of thousands of residents displaced and a heritage suddenly erased. Girard, who was living in Shanghai at the height of this change, chose to document the transformation he was seeing before his eyes: two versions of a city trying to occupy the exact same space. Continue reading »

Incredible Aerial Pictures Of The Shanghai Disneyland Theme Park

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Image credits: AFP / Getty Images

Images show Shanghai Disneyland’s lofty 196-foot-tall castle and resort buildings undergoing their final stages of construction. And it appears that fans are excited about the developments, as tickets for the June 16 opening day sold out within hours of being listed on the company’s official ticketing website. Continue reading »

“Ballads Of Shanghai”: Changing Face Of Urban China

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“Big Dreams”. (Photo by Graham Fink/Riflemaker)

The rapidly changing landscape of urban China is the subject of artist Graham Fink’s solo photographic exhibition, opening at Riflemaker gallery in London on 1 February. Over the course of five years, the artist has documented various demolition sites in and around Shanghai – the largest city by population in the world. The photographic series communicates the enormity of the transition that is taking place there as the country moves increasingly towards a large-scale urbanization and more workers relocate for employment in the manufacturing industries. Not only are new cities emerging but immense urban renewal efforts are underway. Continue reading »

Underwater Wedding in Shanghai

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This photo taken on September 3, 2014 shows Qin Riyang (L) and Leng Yuting, both 26 years old, posing underwater for their wedding pictures at a photo studio in Shanghai, ahead of their wedding next year. Fiance Riyang said they had their wedding photographs taken underwater because “its romantic and beautiful”. Mr Wedding studio owner, Tina Lui, started providing underwater pictures four years ago. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)
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Shanghai Tower Cranes Come Down


Cranes that have helped to build the Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest building and the world’s 2nd tallest, are seen being dismantled. (Photo by Rex Features) Continue reading »

Shanghai Building Ridiculed for Resembling a Boot

The LAVENU Center in Shanghai has become the latest of a series of buildings in China to be ridiculed by internet users. The structure has been nicknamed Boot Tower because its L shape appears reminiscent of a boot. The tower was designed by Japanese architect Jun Aoki. (Imaginechina / Rex Features)

Ultraviolet Restaurant: Shanghai Eatery Pairs Food, Wine, Light, Sound

Dinner at the Shanghai restaurant “Ultraviolet” starts at 7:30 p.m., after the guests have been driven to the windowless venue from another meeting spot by two vans. Once they’re seated, giant projections of red brick walls appear and start to shift upwards quickly, creating the illusion that the entire room is sinking. This is followed by the sound of cracking stone, a starry sky, lit purple candles, and the ringing of a church bell. (Reuters) Continue reading »

Largest Apple Store Opens in Shanghai

A security guard stands in front of an Apple logo during the inauguration of a new Apple store in Nanjing Road, downtown Shanghai, September 23, 2011. The store is Apple’s fifth and largest in Chinese mainland. (Xinhua) Continue reading »

Panda Girls Wearing Panda Shorts In Shanghai

What is performance art? It refers to artists using reality itself to create a performance. Recently, photographs of a group of seven “panda girls” wearing panda shorts with the “Mo Jie 2” (a MMORPG) panda have been circulating on various large websites and microblogs, with performance art once again melting into marketing. Continue reading »