Have you read Lignum Draco’s “Just for fun” — the best of his worst candid street photography?
Embarrassedly, I admit that his worst is far better than my best. I think it’s my arms. Maybe I should get a pair of steady artificial arms. I honestly don’t think it’s my camera. Could it be… being a photographer means you should stop enjoying wine? Hmm… I don’t know, but to be honest, I am getting to the point that I don’t really need to know. (By the way, one thing on my bucket list is to be able to follow someone like Lignum for a half day photo shooting. That will be my next workshop, I guess.)
Maybe you have sensed (or not) that I have sort of given up becoming a “photographer”. No, I am not giving up because I don’t want to put in efforts to learn. It’s just that there are too many good photographers around (Yes, I am talking about you, you and you.) and I enjoy seeing your photos more than seeing my own. Of course, this doesn’t mean I will stop photographing. To the contrary, I will continue taking photos and asking questions, but I will focus more on “storytelling”, and catching some emotional moments.
With that big statement (an excuse?) written in black and white, I would like to share with you some street photographs I managed to take in Taiwan. All in a hurry except that sleeping man.
1. I was riding a train to Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan and this girl sat across the aisle from me. I heard a conversation between her two feet. 😉
2. There wasn’t any eye contact between the nun and the two women. I wonder if it was out of respect or people just don’t know how to say hi to someone who is somewhat different from them.
3. Ali mountain train station was very crowded. I was happy to see this woman walk away from her friends. I almost can read her mind from her face expression! “I feel exactly the same,” I would like to say to her.
4. He looked so comfortable. I wanted to wake him up. “Hey, it’s my turn now!”
5. I save this to the last. This photo haunts me.
Hope you enjoy these photos. I do have a question… I usually save my photos in low-quality before posting on my blog because I don’t like long “loading” time. Do you guys do the same? Thanks in advance!