Catching up on posting a few photos from that sojourn in Shanghai. This one was shot in a dusty hutong in Shanghai. Grease from a jianbing seems to have clouded my iPhone’s camera. I think I remember at the time choosing not to wipe it off because it looked interesting. The kid in this photo has the perfect kind of barely-reactive wary look. Better that than succumb to overwhelm, can’t have a billion people throwing a tantrum!
A lively example of entropy in motion, these hutongs South of the Lujiabang fabric markets reminded me of areas of Beijing. I found the aforementioned food item, xidan, at a stall at the end of the road where the old buildings ended and the apocalyptic wasteland of demolition began.
Rachel encounters a sidewalk butcher shop on the streets of Hengdian. Hengdian is a 4 hour drive from Shanghai. Many movies and TV shows are filmed on the town’s huge sets, which include a full-scale1 replica of Beijing’s forbidden city.
Shot with a Canon 550D/T2i running the Magic Lantern firmware. Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 lens, Steadicam Merlin. Internal mics for audio, one channel without digital gain, one with about 18db.
If you are so inclined, you can download the video and watch it in higher quality from its vimeo page.
- I’d venture it’s actually 4/5ths scale, but it’s pretty huge [↩]