I’ve officially taken my street photography and my camera off shore to another country!!
My trip to this place was to worship our family’s ancestors. It’s a our Chinese custom to respect, remember and worship our passed away ancestors and love ones on “Ching Ming Festival” I wouldn’t say I was excited to have this opportunity to go outside of Hong Kong. But I’d just put it this way, it was a great opportunity to explore and capture what I see on the go.
It was only a single day visit. And I mostly spent my time in a car.
A little bit about Jiang Men (江門). Jiang Men is a city in Guangdong province, of China. It’s not a modernized city like GuangZhou. It’s been only brushed up with new private estates, townhouses. The main passages of the city have been rebuilt to facilitate for the inter-province highway and railway. There’s not too much to see in the city, in terms of attractions. For me, it’s more like going back in time to the 70s.
This trip was branded as a “Ching Ming” worship trip. I thought about only using my cellphone for photography prior to that day, since bringing a camera seemed not so appropriate. But when could I bring a proper camera to another country (my family had only done a family trip to a foreign country once, i was only 8 or 9).
I was very eager to shoot just about anything and anyone once I set my foot on Jiang Men. The problem was time. The time I spent on the ground with some interesting people and surroundings around me, I counted, only 20 mins. I kept telling myself “Oh Alan, come on now! How could I call myself a candid/street photography activist if I don’t get anything done”
This is really all I could do with the limited time. I pray, in the future, I get more time from a holiday sightseeing trip to do photography…
Hope you guys like it and to see different surroundings thru my lens in China. It was nice shooting a few photos that worth displaying in my blog.
I’ve been busy and tired in these past few days. I’ll have some interesting stuff coming up. More processing will be done and more photo posts by the end of this week hopefully. Stay tuned for Jiang Men – Part II.