Sonny boy has this great idea about trying out the beef ball noodles at Haiphong Road Temporary Market which has been there for 30 odd years.
So yes – I’ve an excuse to whip out the camera. The scene was quiet at first, with a guy eating quietly and a lady appearing on the left.
Then I looked again and the scene changed in a matter of minutes.
Such drama suddenly, quietly taking place.
The beef balls were great, with a tinge of citrus.
Already there is a pattern to these photographs – the commonplace activities of walking and driving, roads and pavements, people on display – a city is united in pedestrian activities. I happened to be at Cheung Sha Wan on an errand to pick up bamboo noodles for my wife and I chanced upon this. I too am a pedestrian, albeit with a camera. What is that private epiphany here? In Camera Lucida, Barthes focused on memory, family, loss and grief. I am interested in production, action, and mobility of both thought and writing.