I’d been frustrated about how I should be displaying my photos of the area I often visit. I think it’s best to have them kept as a collection for a longer period of time. This series is exactly what I’m doing. I have the photos kept in my library for over a month (from April til June) and selected the better ones out. I think there’s much to work on still. But I guess I’d done an okay job shooting photos of the district I pass by almost daily (consider the time of my shooting were always at night – not much going on in the area) ,while there’s still a common theme – The district of Sheung Wan.
I think in the future I’d do more of these. To let my photos age in my library, like cellaring wines!! I’d still post photos maybe at least twice a week. I’ll find some other stuff to post here..do not worry. I just want this age+selection process to improve my photography over time. Selecting the better ones would improve the overall quality anyway. Is this a transformation to a long term project? I do not know. But it’d save me bunch of time daily thinking about what to post about.
I think this series maybe a bit too many but considering how many photos I’ve taken for over a month. Treat it as a farewell to weekly short posts.
In fact, I just revamped my Tumblr blog. I’m making it ‘a photo a day’ sort of thing. For the time being, photos are basically reblogging from my Flickr/Wordpress. I’ll see how this is going. I’m digging the large format photos being displayed with that Tumblr theme. Really hope I could catch more audience in that community. As much as I love WordPress, I’d have my blogs go parallel. I sounded like I’m making lots of changes. But they were done to help my photography grow!
These are the characters of the district. I hope I can try a slightly different approach a little at a time. Just so you know, Sheung Wan is the district I work at. It’s also my arcade for testing approaches, techniques, camera settings. Lots of trial and error happened here and I learned from it. The area is usually not too crowded, it’s also a great place to test out my guts and stealthiness..
Thanks and have a great weekend!~ Peace.