Wow another week done. The year is going light speed. It’s almost June. The sun sets here in Perth around 5pm which severely limits shooting time. I chose the image above because I like the layering of the foreground and background element by the three bald men. Plus the stories a viewer could make between the three characters in the frame.
As you can imagine I shot alot around bus stops and took the bus quite abit this week for the brief. (I wasn’t very creative with the whole theme)
I’ve definitely gotten more interesting characters I have taken a photo of in the past but you can only take what the universe dishes out to you in the realms of street photography.
The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round.
An easy one this week. The magical random word generator produced “Bus” for me. Since I do take the bus to commute to work and the CBD I already have had plenty of opportunities to get something.
On other news, I have joined another photography competition through lens culture. It is a Magnum competition so the entries will be insanely good. I at least get a review of my photos by an editor as I submitted 5+ images. Coincidentally the photo above was one of them. Fingers crossed!
Here it is folks. The fish I caught from the week of “shooting”
But sad to say I haven’t really been fishing alot though as I changed my approach lately on these weekly missions. I’ve tried to make photography part of my chores, and daily routine rather than it being the primary goal.
But I think there is something about deliberation and focus. It breeds work ethic, and makes you look and confront the fear that is in street photography, ie photographing strangers. Without focus, my lizard brain was alot louder, giving excuses, fear mongering it was easier to listen to.
What Steven Presfield calls “resistance” won. I am afraid to say, I became lazy and comfortable and nonchalant with what I was doing.
So from Week 20, I’ll be more deliberate, and purposeful with the project. To once again be actively looking for moments, engage with people and be open to the potential no’s and failures in order to get to a worth while image.
I am still playing catch up with my Project 52! I haven’t forgotten just sorting out photos etc.
Anyhow, selections from my unplanned trip to KL. I was suppose to go back to Perth but decided to extend my holiday and join my friend in KL for an extra 5 days. Stayed around Bukit Bintang so there were quite alot of malls/shopping centres around. I believe they call it the “Golden Triangle”
I am not a fan of malls, very sterile environment catered to consumption. I did go check them out though as my friend wanted to shop abit whilst their. I find this a trade off when travelling with other people who have no interest in photography. Luckily I was able to still get some photos in between walking.
Looking at the images from KL, there seems to be a sense of building and progress. Everything seems to be on the up and up.
Construction work all over as well as vendors setting up nightly for the markets at Petaling Jaya aka Chinatown.
I spent abit of tiime at Petaling street. Took lots of frames of people setting up their stalls. Wish I stayed longer to see it operating at night.
Another place which I enjoyed shooting was KLCC park behind the Petronas towers. They have a large kids pool which is a huge potential for street photos. You can achieve alot of layering here. Just need time, patience and of course luck.