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Photos of Shanghai Sky (10)
- If You Leave - Open Submissions 13,035 photos, 5,666 members
- France analogue 5,599 photos, 143 members
- Minolta Manual Focus 72,970 photos, 10,278 members
- minolta CLE 4,912 photos, 509 members
- CL & CLE 5,544 photos, 396 members
- Asia Street Photography (ASP) 294 photos, 1,139 members
- Nikon F3 52,917 photos, 3,679 members
- B&W Film 95,504 photos, 1,969 members
- Golden Hour Film 2,113 photos, 118 members
- Let's shoot film... before it is too late 46,361 photos, 657 members
- Tokyo on Film 12,191 photos, 434 members
- AutoCord 10,677 photos, 928 members
- Film in San Francisco 16,666 photos, 710 members
- TOKYO-GA ┃ 東 京 画 71,860 photos, 2,332 members
- The Sandman Cometh 761 photos, 326 members
- flickr (unofficial) 5,678,022 photos, 113,421 members
- Photo Infos 181,405 photos, 4,630 members
- 重慶/Chungking·重庆/Chongqing 2,999 photos, 292 members
- 菲林不死 film is NOT dead 241,277 photos, 4,551 members
- Kodak Ektar 100 88,124 photos, 9,466 members
- Amateur Fashion and Glamour Photography 5,827 photos, 648 members
- Models 462,390 photos, 20,024 members
- flickr Tokyo 235,321 photos, 4,551 members
- unsuspecting 11,038 photos, 579 members
- orbis® Ring Flash 4,329 photos, 1,828 members
- Analogue Sunrise 174,486 photos, 3,644 members
- I Hate Digital! 253,763 photos, 4,161 members
- Coney Island 34,095 photos, 2,354 members
- Candid Revelations 5,654 photos, 1,074 members
- Food Snots 25,100 photos, 1,936 members
- New Kodak Portra 400 33,328 photos, 4,012 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 162,731 photos, 17,538 members
- Slow Life & Catch Smile 慢生活*保持微笑 38,251 photos, 828 members
- Analog Photography 2,276,093 photos, 50,440 members
- RUSTY and CRUSTY 430,813 photos, 29,544 members
- Footprints in Taiwan! 105,213 photos, 2,755 members
- Americana for Others 10 photos, 6 members
- 100 Strangers 49,864 photos, 11,676 members
- Bicycle Belles 31,750 photos, 1,568 members
- New Years 2011 235 photos, 162 members
- The Mannequin Defence League 1,136 photos, 87 members
- Double Exposure 114,200 photos, 33,174 members
- Urban Patina - Textura Urbana 2,385 photos, 129 members
- Illinois National Register of Historic Places 2,228 photos, 90 members
- Champaign, IL 3,072 photos, 310 members
- Photos Without A Rabbit 71,142 photos, 2,371 members
- Escapade Pictures 1,520 photos, 130 members
- Recipes to Share 38,832 photos, 20,753 members
- Obama Street Art 1,498 photos, 601 members
- Desert Decay 8,868 photos, 1,139 members
"I once wrote a testimonial to Shanghai Sky but until now, almost a year later it was never approved.
That testimonial was not the reflection of my feelings toward his works. Just like why his arts are always true when reflecting the realism of avenue, streets, corners, and blocks. He depicts the often neglected everyday activity of one culture yet through the eyes of another culture these actions become discussion of fascination.
Shanghai Sky is also very humorous. His satirical sarcasm packed with dark humor of the currents grab your attention and burst into laughter. I often experienced this photos with jaw dropping grins.
His talents are remarkable but regret yahoo takes him for warning therefore censored him. What Shanghai Sky brings us are what the tour guide and travel companies won't show us. I support Shanghai Sky 100% and hope yahoo will have a change of heart and rethink their decision."
February 26th, 2009
"Ben is the absolute master of the street capture and understatement, often proving that less is more and often indeed more.
His "eye" for an image in the world around him has inspired me so many times.
Cheers Ben and thanks"
January 6th, 2009
Go Big Red says:
"Not sure where his home town is, perhaps Sweden, but he seems to move around a lot and produce some great photos throughout his travels. Shanghai Sky is truly a world photographer. This is his world."
December 25th, 2008
Rafael Bucio says:
"ShanghaiSky, tiene capturas interesantes, es muy bueno con la cámara, realmente captura los buenos momentos de su vida, y de las calles, no me pierdo ninguna fotografía de el.. son muy buenas¡¡
Un gran saludo desde México."
August 25th, 2008
"OK, so I'm not related to him and he hasn't paid me... so perhaps my testimonial will not fit- but honestly, as a candid photographer myself, I am in awe. Great shots. He manages to capture not only beauty, but emotion as well. I feel like I am there on the street with him. What a great stream- and I'm only 10% through his photos!"
January 6th, 2008
Fonzie's Cousin says:
"Very interesting photos of everyday life. Just love 'em."
November 20th, 2007
ossie hermosisima says:
"One real cool photographer!
Note: Ben is not related to me; nor did he pay me for this testimonial."
November 6th, 2007
"My favorite photographer in the world! And he is improving all the time and doing amazing documentation of life in various places. You missed your true calling."
July 5th, 2007
"I appreciate his style of photography....candid, simple, original....but its the real life i like. Full of humorous, thats another reason i recommend."
June 23rd, 2007
red and blue says:
"Ben is one hell of an intrepid photographer. He reminds me of the great French photojournalist, Henri Cartier-Bresson, who can appear from out of thin air; and disappear likewise. He records, but never disturbs the poignant beauty of the human condition around him. More power to you, Ben."
September 12th, 2006
"Shanghai Sky is one damn fine photographer who is brave and takes the kind of photos, I would not dare shoot. He is humorous too and you need to live in China for years to see that humor in his photos."
August 4th, 2006
"Shanghai Sky is a candid photographer on the street. He takes a picture of men and women, young and old, girls and kids, alive in Shanghai now. Their figure is very realistic."
July 15th, 2006
"Great candids... real people... real photos..."
July 11th, 2006
"Thank you for your humanistic portrayals of the real China. It's heartbreaking sometimes."
April 21st, 2006
"Your photograph always surprises it to a person like me who know Shanghai well in details."
February 7th, 2006
"just doing a paper on chinese fashion, love your pics and a big help! thanks mate!"
December 18th, 2005
"The china photos of Shanghai Sky are my daily drug. I hope, that I never have to change the dealer. -> Great photos."
November 11th, 2005
* HugoPan * says:
"I'm learnig so much about China through your eyes... no book can do this. Thanks a lot."
September 5th, 2005
- July 2005
- Urbana, but I've had a lot of hometowns since
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