Everything from:asia

Merry Christmas! Here’s a gift for everyone, the free iBook ‘ASIA’ with my best photos from 2005-2010.

Check out a preview from the book: ASIA by JAKOB MONTRASIO You can download the iBook version for the iPhone and iPad free of charge right here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/533526/Asia-by_Jakob_Montrasio.epub You can download the book directly if you open the link from an iPhone or iPad. If you download it with a computer, just import it into iTunes afterwards and sync it to your device. You can also order a beautiful hardcopy through Blurb: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2803637 I recommend the premium paper, it really makes a difference. Merry Christmas, and a happy new year! – Jakob […]

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Winter in Shanghai.

I took this photo in 2007 during the shooting of the movie JOHN RABE at the Huangpu river, where we had the boat backdrop. I have shot and edited this image for the ‘China Prophecy: Shanghai’ exhibition in The Skyscraper Museum in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Due to the limited space in the museum, only a dozen of images are showcased. This is one of the ‘lost’ images. You can order prints from this photo here. […]

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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 can’t wait to see it. I started working in the VFX department under the command of Joachim Grüninger. He taught me an insane amount of things and gave me many chances to learn how shooting a movie works, what the rules on a set are, and, and, and… Thank you so much, Jo! The rest of the crew were super nice people, too… The director Florian Gallenberger was very nice and calm, the assistant directors were very nice, too, and the rest of the international crew also. We had germans, french, chinese and japanese working in the team. And our 2nd unit director was from India, how cool is that. I love it when so many cultures work together. Now that the movie has opened and many people will hopefully go and see it, […]

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