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.

  • 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.

  • Great photos! A bamboo cab even!

  • 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?

    • 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?

    • 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


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

  • what kind of camera do you use?

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

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

  • Wow, that camera store…

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

  • Lucy

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

  • Lucy

    Nice photos :)

  • wow!

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

  • That green bike in the first two shots: awesome.

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