Why do you take pictures of the same scenes around the village all the time, asks the wife.
Because the light is different, says the shoot shadow master.
Also because the camera is different. (It’s a Leica M3 this time.)
It’s a different film. It’s Venus 800 of a particular vintage (expired 2016).
The shoot shadow master is wise.
The clouds are luminious – the shoot shadow master looks and looks again.
The shoot shadow master finds different things to look at.
The shoot shadow master frames nature.
The shoot shadow master dreams of people.
All hail the shoot shadow master…
Just for contrast here.
There’re busy scenes.
People are at work.
You could find quiet moments as well.
Sharing time together.
Or simply by yourself.
You could frame and reframe a moment.
Until you disappear and everything is just right.
We’ve about 2 hours to kill, so what better way to do it and get a bit of mild exercise than to go hiking, from our village to the next.
The theme of the day – rustic beauty. Debris at a nearby beach.
The colours are nice.
Up the steps.
Light at the end of the path.
Nice green window.
Window and scarred wall of an abandoned village house.
Discarded electrical board.
Village road sign.
Nice open view.
Bye bye village!
Singapore can be vertiginous at times.
You look up.
You could lose your balance.
It’s a culture on display.
A culture that wants to be legible.
It wants to be read globally.
To be taken seriously.
There’s an official stamp on everything.
We see what we are supposed to see.
A people on display.
No one can truly be at rest.
We keep on looking.
Camera: Contax TVS II
Film: Agfa Vista 400
I’m fascinated by what you could see when coming down the Mid-Levels Escalator at Central in Hong Kong.
You could see lots of small businesses, restaurants and shops.
You could also see unruly leaves and branches against grey concrete buildings.
They’re part of human activity.
Things happen, though they don’t always announce themselves.
Life is understated sometimes.
At other times, it is in your face.
This is how concrete lives.
How we live with concrete.
The unruly beauty of nature and concrete.
We can’t help but look again and again.
Camera: Leica M6
Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC
Film: Ilford XP2 400