There’s so much to see.
And street photography forces one to stop and be grateful.
We’re often framed by things we buy and sell.
There’s a tale of capitalism waiting to be told.
We give in to what we want.
There’re always boxes to open.
Things to sell.
People to talk to.
There’s money to be made.
Conversations to have.
And there’s the wait.
Fabric of a city.
Camera: Leica M6
Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm 1.4 SC
Film: Kodak BW400CN
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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4 thoughts on “A Tale of Capitalism”
“forces one to stop and be grateful.”
Indeed, thank you!
Yup – it slows us down so we have time to appreciate the scene.
Good theme. Most of tnese folks work very hard for not a lot. B&W suits the idea well. I never understand how these guys make money selling tacky watches but if tney didnt I’m sure they would sell something else. The M6 and a good eye never fails as a partnership.
Yup – all of us are buying and selling something just like them.