An Olympus XA2 is light, small and discreet.
I’d raise it to my eye and no one would notice.
Even if they do notice, people would be less likely to react, compared to if you point at them with a gigantic Canon 5D Mark III.
You could capture people and their environment – the lens is wide enough.
There’s the interaction between person and space.
Its convenience cannot be overemphasized – a matter of pulling the camera out of your cargo pants pocket when the opportunity presents itself.
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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