Mission Workshop _ PiNP Shanghai: Day 01

Today began our insane trip to Shanghai. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect. Even after arriving Saturday night, we were all a little unsure of what awaited us in the morning. After woking up bright and early, we all met up with Tyler from Factory 5, who had the day all planned out. The Mission Workshop Shanghai trip had begun…

Check out some narrated photos in the Gallery and keep an eye on Mission Workshop’s (@MissionWorkshop) and my Instagram (@JohnProlly) during the day for updates.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rick.saliga Rick Saliga

    John, I love your photography. Looking through this gallery has made my wanderlust kick in hard. I need to get out somewhere new with camera in hand. Stay safe on your travels.

  • http://www.digicycle.net/ Tucker

    Great photos! A bamboo cab even!

  • http://twitter.com/marnuc marcelo nunez

    Great photos!! what is the name of those camera shops? I’m going to china on may and would like to take a look around.

  • Jason Ly

    Great photos!!! What camera are you using for your trip?

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      5D Mk ii and the $150 40mm f2.8 Canon Pancake lens for all of these.

  • Rob

    Hi John, what was the name of the 6 level camera store you went to?

    • http://www.polarbearsoul.com Tyler Bowa

      The camera shop is on Xietu Lu, near the North-South elevated Road. The closest metro stop would be “Luban Lu” on Line 4.

      • Rob


  • http://www.facebook.com/tomsouzer Tom Souzer

    What great photos dude! Looking at these made me feel like I was there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.sanchez.94402343 Bryan Sanchez

    what kind of camera do you use?

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      5D Mk ii and the $150 40mm f2.8 Canon Pancake lens for all of these.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lawrence.wong.1213 Lawrence Wong

    Yang’s dumplings!!! Best way to start your day. I eat them every morning whenever I’m in Shanghai.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kerry.Nordstrom Kerry Nordstrom

    Wow, that camera store…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamesmckeon Jamie McKeon

    Holy shit photo #9. I want to meet that dude.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamesmckeon Jamie McKeon

      Also, that air looks literally unbearable.

  • Lucy

    “Filthy by many’s standards but common food transportation.” ? That’s a garbage tricycle.

  • Lucy

    Nice photos :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kikimachine Kiko Escora


  • http://www.facebook.com/devinjones44 Devin Jones

    Why don’t they list their head and seat tube angles in their geo charts?

  • http://www.facebook.com/sokhang Sokhang Pan

    That green bike in the first two shots: awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/ecoDoug Doug

    I think you mean ‘haggling’ in place of ‘bartering'; I doubt they’re accepting livestock in trade for camera lenses.