A good rule is worth breaking once in a while.
There’s a quote attributed to Robert Capa that if your photos aren’t good enough, it’s because you aren’t close enough.
Hence, the usual advice is to go for 28mm or 35mm lenses.
But hey, sometimes it’s worth doing the opposite, just to see what happens.
You look for colours.
You look for grids.
Blocky rectangular grids.
There’s a story waiting to happen.
On another day at Central.
Thanks for reading!
Camera: Canon Prima Twin S
Film: Kodak Ultramax 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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4 thoughts on “Long Distance Street Photography”
These photos feel like they were taken by a resident in the area. Always an interesting perspective, especially in the context of Hong Kong.
I have a feeling that these photos were taken by a resident in the area. Always an interesting perspective, especially in the context of Hong Kong.
Thank you! Yup – I’ve been in HK for a long while now.
Yes, stepping back can also yield interesting and compelling results–as these photos show.