People and Things

There’s nothing new under the sun with street photography.

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There are things.

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There are people.

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There are people.

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And there are things.

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There are people and there are things.

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There’s no end to looking.

Camera: Olympus XA 3

Film: Kodak UltraMax 400

Stories and Things

We can’t help but tell stories.

There’s a story to be told here about directions, linearity and tension.

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And here about the value we give to things.

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Here, we see possibilities…

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And here, we read.

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Is this an image of ourselves, caught living in our own fish tanks?

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Is this where we go in the end?

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Or is there someone upstairs, waiting for us?

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Appetites, Things, Phantasmagoria

I was just looking through a few images taken on an evening at Fa Yuen Street and on an afternoon in the vicinity of Shamshuipo.

There is that contrast that plays with visibility and lack thereof.

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We see people emerging from darkness.

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We see hands and appetites but not always faces.

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We are reduced to silhouettes of ourselves.

What defines and frames our activities are appetites and things…

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Our appetites and things have become substitutes for our selves … that is how a city becomes a kind of phantasmagoria….