Monday, May 20, 2013

Trip to Sri Lanka

I just got back from Sri Lanka about 5 days ago. Beautiful place, people and culture. As with any tourist area you visit in cities, there are bound to be bad experiences with touts and people who will try to scam you of a dollar or two, but the reason I am writing this blog post is to share some images---shot on my mobile phone---mobile photography, iphoneography, androidography or which ever name it goes by. Of course I brought along the good old Minolta plus a little extra: Minolta Autocord.

Sri Lanka is an island country called the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean' because of its natural beauty. It is also known as 'The nation of smiling people'; I can attest to that. You can walk with a smile carved into your face for an hour and almost everyone will be smiling back... maybe they just think of me as a crazy smiling man. They have 8 Unesco World Heritage sites---a big fucking deal if you don't mind my french. So, I enjoyed and had a wonderful time snapping away.

I tried to use my mobile phone as a restriction for certain times just to shake myself off the comfort zone. I have a couple of images that I really like.

Sri Lankan Rail runs along the sea in the east coast

A view of their train interior

Man on top of Galle Fort Wall

Sri Lankan fisherman
There are more, but since I was rotating between a film SLR and my mobile phone, I could not shoot a cohesive series on the mobile phone. Yup, lame excuse, but true. A shameless plug, but you can follow me on instagram: @bumphotographer

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Street Opera Documentary

Cantonese Opera Singer getting into character before hitting the stage
Things of old, caught between the past and skyscrapers---I love to document them. You can see from the subjects that I've had chosen to photograph: Little India, hole in the wall shops, wet market, and now chinese opera. I live in the past, where the grass is greener on the other side. Eventually, I will become a grumpy old man regaling the wonders of the 'good old days' to punks who would rather be partying in a floating disco wearing spandex and google glasses.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Note to Self: When Developing Ilford HP5+

.., add 20-25% more time than developing for Kodak 400TX.

Photo #011

Yup, the dog again. This time with the neighbor's dog.
Sure, another picture of the pet. She's not just a pet though. She's FAMILY.