There’re no real aims to street photography.
You walk, you see, you shoot and hope it makes visual sense.
It gives one something to do – one could be a tourist in a way as to avoid a degree of manufactured experience.
Go to all the tourist spots – but go at it from a tangent.
Sometimes you wonder why there’s so much of sitting around.
At other times you see there’s another way of seeing – capturing the London Eye without capturing the London Eye.
One could pretend to be a tourist and not stand out from the crowd.
Perhaps there’s such a thing as visual addiction.
By doing street photography, one commits to a certain way of being in the world.
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Camera: Olympus XA2
Film: Ilford XP2 400
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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