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Photos of Shanghai Sky (10)
- If You Leave - Open Submissions 13,139 photos, 5,628 members
- France analogue 5,334 photos, 140 members
- Minolta Manual Focus 72,383 photos, 10,148 members
- minolta CLE 4,803 photos, 495 members
- CL & CLE 5,272 photos, 385 members
- Asia Street Photography (ASP) 295 photos, 1,111 members
- Nikon F3 51,871 photos, 3,613 members
- B&W Film 91,986 photos, 1,905 members
- Golden Hour Film 1,980 photos, 111 members
- Let's shoot film... before it is too late 43,202 photos, 629 members
- Tokyo on Film 12,056 photos, 425 members
- AutoCord 10,531 photos, 912 members
- Film in San Francisco 16,302 photos, 711 members
- TOKYO-GA ┃ 東 京 画 70,623 photos, 2,278 members
- The Sandman Cometh 750 photos, 318 members
- flickr (unofficial) 5,411,504 photos, 111,484 members
- Photo Infos 177,220 photos, 4,599 members
- 重慶/Chungking·重庆/Chongqing 3,001 photos, 290 members
- 菲林不死 film is NOT dead 232,167 photos, 4,437 members
- Kodak Ektar 100 85,752 photos, 9,186 members
- Amateur Fashion and Glamour Photography 5,775 photos, 649 members
- Models 450,165 photos, 19,659 members
- flickr Tokyo 231,321 photos, 4,504 members
- unsuspecting 10,921 photos, 574 members
- orbis® Ring Flash 4,372 photos, 1,831 members
- Analogue Sunrise 169,848 photos, 3,600 members
- I Hate Digital! 248,197 photos, 4,135 members
- Coney Island 33,522 photos, 2,342 members
- Candid Revelations 5,652 photos, 1,056 members
- Food Snots 24,585 photos, 1,916 members
- New Kodak Portra 400 32,174 photos, 3,841 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 160,272 photos, 17,187 members
- Slow Life & Catch Smile 慢生活*保持微笑 37,421 photos, 821 members
- Analog Photography 2,234,242 photos, 49,794 members
- RUSTY and CRUSTY 424,287 photos, 29,446 members
- Footprints in Taiwan! 101,680 photos, 2,685 members
- Americana for Others 10 photos, 6 members
- 100 Strangers 49,845 photos, 11,655 members
- Bicycle Belles 31,095 photos, 1,556 members
- New Years 2011 235 photos, 163 members
- The Mannequin Defence League 1,057 photos, 84 members
- Double Exposure 113,494 photos, 32,965 members
- Urban Patina - Textura Urbana 2,334 photos, 127 members
- Illinois National Register of Historic Places 2,154 photos, 91 members
- Champaign, IL 3,033 photos, 309 members
- Photos Without A Rabbit 69,075 photos, 2,311 members
- Escapade Pictures 1,504 photos, 130 members
- Recipes to Share 38,570 photos, 20,618 members
- Obama Street Art 1,499 photos, 602 members
- Desert Decay 8,696 photos, 1,126 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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