The shadows of two children drawing with their fingers on a window at night

Shanghai Street Photography (Brenton Rossow)

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The shadows of two children drawing with their fingers on a window at night

Brenton Rossow, Untitled 1, Shanghai Street Photography, Digital Photograph, 2015

Two men making a fire on a city street

Brenton Rossow, Untitled 3, Shanghai Street Photography, Digital Photograph 2015

An old Chinese man in a suit walking down a street at night

Brenton Rossow, Untitled 4, Shanghai Street Photography, Digital Photograph, 2015

A man walking down a flight of stairs in the city at night looking at his mobile phone

Brenton Rossow, Untitled 5, Shanghai Street Photography, Digital Photograph, 2015

A man smoking a cigarette walking in the dark

Brenton Rossow, Untitled 6, Shanghai Street Photography, Digital Photograph, 2015

Brenton Rossow, Untitled 9, Shanghai Street Photography, Digital Photograph, 2015

Two old men walking together at night

Brenton Rossow, Untitled 10, Shanghai Street Photography, Digital Photograph, 2015

A close-up of a man's face in the dark looking at his phone

Brenton Rossow, Untitled 11, Shanghai Street Photography, Digital Photograph, 2015

An old Chinese man walking two dogs in the city at night

Brenton Rossow, Untitled 12, Shanghai Street Photography, Digital Photograph, 2015

A busdriver looking back over his shoulder and smiling at the camera

Brenton Rossow, Untitled 19, Shanghai Street Photography, Digital Photograph, 2015


Brenton Rossow is a filmmaker, poet, and musician, who has returned to Perth, Western Australia after 14 years in South East Asia. He recently produced a feature length documentary called Shanghainese Parklife: Cultivating the Taoist Body, and an audio-visual meditation inspired by Taoist philosophies and discarded park junk called Clouds and 4 Cigarettes. His online work can be found at Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Narrative, Pif, Decomp, Eastlit, and Sein Und Werden, among others.