This photo wasn’t taken in Thailand and neither was this man expressing “sawadikap” to me. I happened to snap him right after he yawned. You’d never know what priceless expression you can capture on the street.
Month: November 2015
There’s something about this little girl’s pose and expression that made me like this photo. Perhaps it’s that natural vibe she portrayed. But truth be told, I didn’t get this shot right. It isn’t all sharp. It could be my focusing or camera shake. Yet, the genre of Street Photography is rather forgiving when it comes to technicalities. Though life is imperfect, we live and let live, and hope to define its essence in our own ways.
To be sure if the fish is fresh, check the gills. I caught this man demonstrating such savviness as I recalled several other marketing tips learned from my mom while growing up. To me, these are the little but critical life skills which define and are still defining me.
Little girl with big brother inside McDonalds. The mix of artificial and natural light from inside and outside the place caught my attention for this shot. Just as McDonalds has its way of drawing kids, the same effect have scenes with contrasting lights on me. Lighting is photography’s best friend. I’m loving it.
Catching up on the news. Catching up on yourself. This man and I have our different ways to the latter – he reads the newspapers while I walk the streets. Important thing is, slow down, catch your breath and recharge. Set aside that time and space for yourself. It’s becoming a luxury nowadays in this rat race world, but it’s necessary. You’re worth it.
I feel that the point of interest in this photo is the way the vendor appeared to be checking out the clock. It’s a play of perspective and we know that she wasn’t really looking at the time. My respect goes to wet market vendors like her because the hours they keep are very different from us office hours people. Many of them punched in during the wee hours of the morning and won’t stop till after lunch. To me, they upkeep a strong tradition which modern folks like us tend to take for granted.
Boy taking a well deserved break with a cold drink in hand. Cause everyone knows following Mom around in the wet market is a tiring affair.