Growing up in a traditional family in Shanghai, Terry brings a wide range of deep insight in Shanghai's local culture, especially in art and history. With his passion for contemporary art, Terry has been managing various galleries M50 which helped him build exceptional expertise in the area's historical backgrounds. Besides art, Terry enjoys traveling around the world and discovering different types of art in multi-cultural environments as well as exploring world-wide cuisine.
Nicolas is a French national that came to Shanghai in 2008 after spending 15 years as a journalist in Taiwan. He is now working part-time as a consultant and a facilitator. Also collecting Chinese antiques and contemporary art or old Shanghai maps and photos, Nicolas is passionate about China, Shanghai and its people. He is regularly leading cultural, historical and architectural walks around Shanghai as well as lecturing about the city, the Taiwanese aborigines or Chinese arts for the Royal Asiatic Society China, the Shanghai Expatriate Association, Shanghai Accueil - the French speaking club in Shanghai -, leaders and staff of international companies.
Mathias is a French photographer living in Shanghai for 13 years. His photography works focus on shapes, let them be human, architectural, or landscapes. His passion for architecture was the trigger for his interest in Shanghai, starting with the obvious, the modern city that we all come to hear about from outside of China then delving deeper into the local streets. Discovering the Shanghai created a hundred years ago might be uninspiring from the outside but reveals treasures once you get to pass the front gate. That's what he loves to show to visitors, his biggest pleasure being their surprised looks.