We all need to walk.
I have done this walk so many times now, that some of these images are lodged in my mind.
We all know how our external environments organize our internal state.
In a crowded shopping mall, we’re all a bit tense.
Look at water and we relax.
We all need a depository of homely images in our mind.
So we feel at home even outside of home.
There’s a story of a family here waiting to be told.
Just a little narrative.
A little space.
A scattering of things telling us who we are.
Just a little window to the world. A little insight.
A safe harbor.
And we’re home.
Published by eddietay
I am a poet and an educator. I have come to realise in recent years that the act of writing poetry has trained my mind to be always on the prowl for everyday moments that might be suitable material for my writing.
Hence, I turn to photography in order to record some of these moments. I soon discover that the photographs I am taking, using film rangefinder cameras which are more discreet and hence suitable to the task at hand, are in the tradition of street photography.
In search of poetry, I have become a street photographer.
What can Hong Kong teach me about street photography, and what can street photography teach me about Hong Kong?
This blog seeks to address that question.
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