Profile of Zhu Kuan

Zhu Kuan is a native Shanghainese urban photographer. By day Kuan is a financial analyst, but by night and in his spare time, he is an urban explorer of Shanghai’s rooftops and back streets, documenting and shooting the city he was born and raised in.


祝宽是一位上海的城市摄影师。他的本职工作是一位金融分析师,下班后或是平常时间他会去上海的一些楼顶或不起眼的街道拍摄,记录这个他长大的城市。

Photography for him is “a method for capturing a scene, of recording life.” He describes his style of photography as darker and heavier, a visual style which perfectly suits the dramatic urban cityscapes he likes to capture.


摄影对祝宽来说就是”捕捉画面、记录生活“。用他的话来形容自己的摄影风格的话就是偏重偏暗色调的城市摄影。

For the heavier texture and look that Kuan likes in his photography, he usually uses Snapseed and VSCO Cam for photo editing. “With Snapseed, I can lift the colors in the picture, and then switch to VSCO Cam to use their filters, depending on the lighting of the photo,” he says.


祝宽个人喜欢厚重暗黑的照片质感,所以他经常使用Snapseed和VSCO两个手机软件来修图。最常使用的是Snapseed的氛围按钮提升画面整体色彩,然后保存并切换至VSCO,根据不同的光和环境使用不同的滤镜调整。

Although photography is just a side passion for him, Kuan hopes it can one day become his full-time profession as he enjoys fully immersing himself in it. As for any future trends in photography, he thinks that urban exploration is an emerging style that has a lot of potential.


虽然摄影只是祝宽的爱好,但他希望有一天能成为职业事业摄影师。摄影可以让他沉静下来。说起摄影的未来趋势,祝宽觉得城市探索可能会成为一种新形式。

Some of Kuan’s favorite photographers include 13thWitness, Trashhand, and Cocu Chen Liu. He also often finds inspiration in the small things he sees in everyday life when exploring the city.


祝宽喜欢的摄影师有13thwitness、Trashhand和Cocu Chen Liu。他也常常在探索城市的过程中或者在日常生活中汲取创作灵感。

His advice for photographers who are just starting out is to “take your emotions and ideas, and put them into your photos.” They are what will make your images unique. While composition for him is the basic foundation of a photograph, one shouldn’t get overly caught up on it.


对于那些摄影初学者,祝宽有一些小建议可以和他们分享“构图是照片的基础,其次是善于发现的眼睛,但切记不必过度在意构图环节,把自己的心情和想法代入照片,会让照片变的不一样。”

Kuan describes his photography as a combination of urban and trendy, but also a combination of urban and classic. “This will always be the main driving philosophy behind my work.”


祝宽形容自己的摄影是潮流与城市结合的风格,而这种经典与城市的结合也会是他不变的拍摄理念。

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Contributor: Leon Yan


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拱稿人:Leon Yan