These are images taken with the same camera (Minolta AF-C), with a single roll (Fuji Neopan 400CN), over a week or two.
There’re just so many environments, and so many stories waiting to be told.
There’s the early riser.
The joy of a youthful busker.
The necessities of life: public laundry.
There’s discipline and teamwork.
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We all need to walk.
I have done this walk so many times now, that some of these images are lodged in my mind.
We all know how our external environments organize our internal state.
In a crowded shopping mall, we’re all a bit tense.
Look at water and we relax.
We all need a depository of homely images in our mind.
So we feel at home even outside of home.
There’s a story of a family here waiting to be told.
Just a little narrative.
A little space.
A scattering of things telling us who we are.
Just a little window to the world. A little insight.
A safe harbor.
And we’re home.
This was overexposed and I dismissed it at first.
Funny how mistakes turn out to be wonderfully intriguing in hindsight.
Adjacent to Ma On Shan Central Park, facing Tolo Harbour, is a homely stretch.
On a leisurely weekend, you’ll find joggers, sunrise/sunset photographers and people simply out for a walk.
I’ve underexposed these shots, and realized one could transform the homely and familiar into something uncanny, slightly gothic and perhaps even frightening.
I think it has to do with seeing and not being able to see. Simply by playing with light, one could change things.
That is why I think street photography is about “capturing” as much as constructing and playing with reality.