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Life above the sea

Outsider's eyes inside Shanghai

Freely translated the meaning of Shanghai is ‘Above the sea’. Coming from the Netherlands this visual essay celebrates five years in Shanghai.

The beauty of living in an other culture is that ordinary everyday things become special and surprising. The pictures were never taken with the idea that they might end up in a publication. They were a personal visual record. Intuitively shooting from the hip, moments of great contrast and enormous differences while walking the streets. Capturing the tracks and traces of this dazzling, massive megacity through the eyes of a curious outsider. A big oriental cocktail. Not always sweet, but never boring. Give me more!

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