The first time I looked at these pictures, the words “beyond the clouds” came into my mind right away.
It’s mainly because the first two photos felt like sitting on the clouds while looking over the whole of Shanghai turned gold by the sunlight.
These images were taken from far above Shanghai, but not from a helicopter or drone.
Actually they were shot from a crane by Wei Gensheng, an experienced crane operator whose hobbies include photography.
Because of his job, Wei has special opportunities to photograph from unique angles.
And more importantly, he just showed us that people can enjoy their work in different ways.
Wei spends over 10 hours per day working in a small crane cab, and uses his spare time to take pictures of Shanghai at different time of the day and in various weather. His work has won second place in the city’s photography contest.
In 2011, Wei set up a Weibo account and began to share his work with bloggers. His photographs soon went viral online, and netizens nicknamed him “Shanghai’s highest-elevation photographer.”
Wei said he may hold a solo show in the future to fulfill a dream he has had since a young age.