Jakob Montrasio

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Just the two of us?

I tried for 45 minutes or so to come with some cool headline and text for this post but I just can't, so there you go, in your face: We're having a baby! Should be due February 2010, but we'll consult a doctor about a exact date soon. We're very excited!

Shanghai Sideways.

Shanghai Sideways: On a Changjiang Motor Bike! from Jakob Montrasio on Vimeo. www.shanghaisideways.com Discover Shanghai from a sideways look, seated in the side-car of a classic motorbike. Enjoy an incredible cruise through the city and avoid traffic jams. We make you feel the pulse of this fast changing city and take you from modern Shanghais futuristic look to the heart of the 1920s French Concession. Tours…

Back from Hunan!

So I spend the last four days in Hunan (湖南) province, shooting some tea mountains near a city called Shimen. We flew from Shanghai's Hongqiao airport to Changsha (长沙), the capital of Hunan province. Mao Zedong is from that province and he's pretty much everywhere around there - on posters, paintings and even statues. From Changsha we drove 5 hours or so to Shimen to spend…

John Rabe: Some photos from the shoot.

In October 2007, I had the chance to join the JOHN RABE movie team in Shanghai and took it immediately. What followed were almost 4 months full of excitement, pain and so much learning and experience. It was the best time of my life. And now, the movie finally started running in german cinemas. It will probably also start running in China on April 29th. I…

New HDR's.

It's been a long time since I last posted some of my images here. I'm trying to upload at least 5 new works every week to flickr, but recently I've fallen a bit behind - there's much business stuff going on at the moment and I've to take care of a visiting family member, too. But I managed to squeeze in some time here and there…

Shanghai crippled by Olympia.

My brother's in town during his summer vacation, and that was reason enough to visit a fake market yesterday. He wants to stock up on some nice things. We went to the nearest one on Nanjing road, but were shocked to learn that Olympia has reached even to there. No watches available. No DVD's. No fake iPhones. Nada. Of course, they have insane amounts of faked…

China University Horror: Gamble For Your Future.

My wife's cousin from Xi'An arrived yesterday. She's with us for a couple of days to brush up her english. My wife told me in the beginning that this will help her to get into a Hong Kong university. But by now I've found out much more about this topic, and it's really scary what's going on. In Europe, or at least Germany, you kind of…

How Sinico S.p.A. and a chinese friend cheated me.

I was comfortable moving to Shanghai in 2005 because I knew I had work there. Selling machines from Europe to China. Eventually, in 2006, we build up a partnership with the italian company Sinico S.p.A. - they produce tube processing automation machines. Machines, that cut long tubes in small parts and make them ready for use with operations such as facing and chamfering. These machines are…

Grand Theft Auto IV sucks.

Yesterday night, I finally managed to finish the last mission. I'm now 70-something percent through the game, only having side missions and other stuff left. But I'm not gonna play that anymore. I am so damn bored from the game! I've played GTA. GTA II. GTA III. Vice City. San Andreas. I enjoyed them all, except San Andreas, and after reading some reviews of GTA 4…

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