Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront

At the TST waterfront.

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A bubby tent thing for kids I think.

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Dreamy hazy glow.

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Cultural Centre with a ghostly look…

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A clearer view of the waterfront.

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Where are we going?

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The ice cream mobile.

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The obligatory Orientalist shot of Chinese junk ship sail.

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Watch your step!

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Buskers … argh … someone’s finger got in the way. Still, I think it’s nicely flawed.

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Nice architecture.

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Cheung Chau Yet Again

It never ends – this appreciation for a more laid-back lifestyle.

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It’s probably ideal, rather than actual.

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Still, it’s worth keeping in mind.

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We’re all tourists to this thought, this possibility.

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It can be commercialized, of course.

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There are those who buy the idea.

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Those who consume it and are consumed by it.

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We all gaze with a kind of desire.

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It all makes sense when there’s a vendor.

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Satiation.

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Wants, desires and goods – a life that makes sense.

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A meaning-making kind of sense.

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC

Film: Ilford XP2

Cheung Chau

On Cheung Chau island.

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The atmosphere is rather relaxed.

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One could dream of a life here.

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It’s one of those possible doorways.

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One could just stand here and admire the wall.

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Lack of love?

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An advertising and laundry space.

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Very homely.

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Though sometimes we could be in a hurry.

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Oh I’m dreaming I’m dreaming of a slower pace of life.

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Is it possible?

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It is possible.

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Maybe I’m romanticizing too much.

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It’s a possibility, I suppose.

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC

Film: Ilford XP2

 

 

Street Photography and Tourism

I’ve set a challenge for myself – to do tourism slightly differently.

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It’s a way of not spending money.

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Go to touristy sites and look at tourists.

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Turn that obligatory landmark photo into a street photograph.

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And then suddenly, everyday life becomes intriguing.

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Quiet moments are especially beautiful.

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You could still be a tourist in the Tube.

Thanks for reading!

Camera: Olympus XA2

Film: Ilford XP2

Street Photography Ethos

There’re no real aims to street photography.

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You walk, you see, you shoot and hope it makes visual sense.

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It gives one something to do – one could be a tourist in a way as to avoid a degree of manufactured experience.

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Go to all the tourist spots – but go at it from a tangent.

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Sometimes you wonder why there’s so much of sitting around.

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At other times you see there’s another way of seeing – capturing the London Eye without capturing the London Eye.

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One could pretend to be a tourist and not stand out from the crowd.

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Perhaps there’s such a thing as visual addiction.

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By doing street photography, one commits to a certain way of being in the world.

Thanks for reading!

Camera: Olympus XA2

Film: Ilford XP2 400

Street Photography: Film vs Digital

In general, there’re two approaches available for the street photographer who uses both digital and film cameras.

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With a digital camera, you could take multiple shots of the same scene.

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You could take a shot that you think might not work but do it just to see what happens.

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In other words, you could AFFORD to experiment with a digital camera.

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With a film camera, you’d tend to be more circumspect.

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This means that film photography reveals your competency.

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After all, even if you could afford it, a wasted shot is wasted film.

Thanks for reading.

Camera: Olympus XA2

Film: Ilford XP2 400