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Photos of Shanghai Sky (10)
- If You Leave - Open Submissions 13,262 photos, 5,647 members
- France analogue 5,032 photos, 137 members
- Minolta Manual Focus 71,672 photos, 9,998 members
- minolta CLE 4,643 photos, 485 members
- CL & CLE 5,053 photos, 376 members
- Asia Street Photography (ASP) 299 photos, 1,063 members
- Nikon F3 51,123 photos, 3,536 members
- B&W Film 89,225 photos, 1,850 members
- Golden Hour Film 1,899 photos, 109 members
- Let's shoot film... before it is too late 40,665 photos, 593 members
- Tokyo on Film 11,970 photos, 417 members
- AutoCord 10,428 photos, 905 members
- Film in San Francisco 15,800 photos, 713 members
- TOKYO-GA ┃ 東 京 画 69,420 photos, 2,236 members
- The Sandman Cometh 733 photos, 303 members
- flickr (unofficial) 5,206,770 photos, 109,844 members
- Photo Infos 174,369 photos, 4,580 members
- 重慶/Chungking·重庆/Chongqing 2,991 photos, 289 members
- 菲林不死 film is NOT dead 224,243 photos, 4,359 members
- Kodak Ektar 100 84,338 photos, 8,952 members
- Amateur Fashion and Glamour Photography 5,693 photos, 647 members
- Models 442,106 photos, 19,350 members
- flickr Tokyo 227,622 photos, 4,457 members
- unsuspecting 10,800 photos, 573 members
- orbis® Ring Flash 4,429 photos, 1,832 members
- Analogue Sunrise 165,155 photos, 3,551 members
- I Hate Digital! 243,448 photos, 4,119 members
- Coney Island 33,515 photos, 2,333 members
- Candid Revelations 5,603 photos, 1,032 members
- Food Snots 24,220 photos, 1,901 members
- New Kodak Portra 400 31,254 photos, 3,683 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 158,563 photos, 16,871 members
- Slow Life & Catch Smile 慢生活*保持微笑 36,480 photos, 816 members
- Analog Photography 2,200,221 photos, 49,244 members
- RUSTY and CRUSTY 419,841 photos, 29,319 members
- Footprints in Taiwan! 98,894 photos, 2,613 members
- Americana for Others 10 photos, 6 members
- 100 Strangers 49,696 photos, 11,590 members
- Bicycle Belles 30,626 photos, 1,561 members
- New Years 2011 234 photos, 164 members
- The Mannequin Defence League 1,030 photos, 83 members
- Double Exposure 113,136 photos, 32,839 members
- Urban Patina - Textura Urbana 2,220 photos, 124 members
- Illinois National Register of Historic Places 2,118 photos, 91 members
- Champaign, IL 3,024 photos, 307 members
- Photos Without A Rabbit 66,396 photos, 2,257 members
- Escapade Pictures 1,487 photos, 129 members
- Recipes to Share 38,413 photos, 20,499 members
- Obama Street Art 1,499 photos, 603 members
- Desert Decay 8,538 photos, 1,121 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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