Shanghai Automotive Photographer – Philippe Roy

I guess I’m not your average Shanghai automotive photographer. Through the years I have cooperated on a regular basis with Volvo Construction Equipment. They have brought me into their family and international network of photographers, and so it’s an honor to continue to work with them.

Like many other boys, I love fast cars and heavy machinery. And so it has brought me to shoot for Porsche motorcars, SDLG construction equipment, Volvo construction equipment, and even some assignments with Renault, McLaren and Rolls Royce.

I didn’t intend to fall in this type of photography, but I was taken on my first assignment. There is something truly fantastic about bringing boyhood childhood dreams to reality – for myself and to share with others.

Shanghai photographer with a studio

In Canada, I started my life as a photojournalist but upon arriving in China I migrated into commercial photography. And very happy I did so.

My photo studio in Shanghai is centrally located. I can use it for a number of shooting scenarios. I can shoot portrait sessions and still-life images, or from beauty campaigns to small room-sets. For larger projects requiring a very large studio, I have China photography studio partners and a well-established network that I can reach out to. It makes me flexible for any assignment you can throw at me.

Being a Shanghai photographer also allows me to cover a Asia as a territory for a number of clients. It is quite normal for me to fly to Korea, Singapore, India or even Australia for an assignment.

As a Canadian photographer based in Shanghai I can understand global positioning of top 500 companies and work within a local setting. I can provide you with advertising photography, lifestyle photography, hospitality photography, fashion photography, automotive photography, still-life photography, beauty photography and much more. Many of my clients appreciate that I can provide them with images with international standards while being made in China.

China photographer with a network

The China photography community is a tight knit community. So, over the years I have created trusted bonds with a number of suppliers that I come to rely upon for my client’s projects. I am able to expand from a single photographer shoot to a team of 60 different people on set. With my network I can manage and organize actors, grips, stylists and lighting technicians…

I am also the Shanghai photography partner at Kore Studios. This gives me the possibility to expand – when I need it – to being more than just a single photographer with a camera.

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