Mark Parascandola is a documentary fine-art photographer based in Washington DC and Almería, Spain. He is especially interested in how photographs and movies can shape our perceptions of history and truth or create ambiguity between reality and make-believe.
His new photobook Once Upon a Time in Shanghai, which documents the mainland China film industry, was published November 2019 by Daylight Books.
This 1970 Spanish comedy follows Pepe (Tony LeBlanc), a small town dreamer who, after watching the US moon landing on television, decides to build his own rocket to the moon. Amazingly, after numerous setbacks, he finally blasts off into space...Read More
If you’ve seen a film or TV show set in period Shanghai, you’ve probably seen this three block long stretch of 1930s-era Nanjing Road. Originally constructed with Taiwanese financing for Chen Kaige’s “Temptress Moon” in 1995, it’s been reused for...Read More
In 2002, Quentin Tarantino filmed parts of Kill Bill at the historic Beijing Film Studio. The House of Blue Leaves, where Beatrix “The Bride” Kiddo (Uma Thurman) has a blood-splattering showdown with the Crazy 88, was constructed on a soundstage...Read More