This post is about Jenny and Vincent and their children Vadim and Mila. Eight years ago Jenny and Vincent arrived in Shanghai by themselves. This spring they were about to return back to Berlin - as family.
Eight years is a pretty long time to stay in Shanghai and Jenny told me that they had already boxes full of photos form their time here. But they never really had any time to sort the pictures out. Besides that she had no photographs of the four of them together. The idea came up to capture their family life in Shanghai with an "Expat Memory" photo story.
The "theme" of the shooting was the walk home from Kindergarten and to capture all favorite stops on the way. I wanted to make sure that we capture Shanghai also from the children's perspective to allow that Shanghai will stay a memory in their life.
It was my first photoshoot out and about the streets with two little children and it turned out to be heaps of fun with Vadim and Mila always on the run after something they saw or wanted. That combined with the hustle and bustle of the area around Wulumuqi Lu created a very real and alive and photo story.
This post is showing you some of the highlights from this afternoon. But I highly recommend you to visit the whole gallery to get the real feel of the their and Shanghai life. You can enter it through the slideshow at the bottom.
But enough talking, let´s go for a walk!
Here are Jenny, Vincent, Vadim and Mila - and of coarse the ayi joined, too!
Dear Jenny, Vincent, Vadim and Mila,
I wish all of you the best of luck and a good start back home in Germany.
Thank you for sharing your story with me!!