I always bring up the weight and bulk of a camera. X2 is what people so-called as a compact model. In fact it’s not all that compact if you’ve played or own the X1/X2. You’d know it’s considerably solid and heavy duty. That in return to a heavier body then the point & shoot compacts. It happens all the time when I had a bad day not coming up with photos at all. I put it all on the bulk, the weight, when the street is packed with people like the shopping districts of Hong Kong, lugging around with the X2 isn’t all that happy. You just wish what’s in your hand is a lighter piece of gear. FORGET IT!
When a photographer do not trust in his/her gear, how good can he/she do in his/her work?? It doesn’t matter if we’re actually invisible, we just won’t do well with it. I’d found ways to bond with my camera. And recently I discovered another way by putting the camera right on my desk next to my mac. It does help me to love my camera more. At least, I’m visually attached to it 🙂
I always believe in space yields better creativity. A fair amount of space is a hyper-boost to allow inspiration sinks in. In contrary, A very crowded street is just not easy for creative photography. Most of everyone is walking (fast), It has to be done fast, well composed – despite of the messy narrow environment. Sometimes I just think slowing ourselves down by stepping aside, watching everyone passes by might offer me chance to observe the city life.
At this point in time, the word ‘Money’ does not leave my head. It’s troublesome..The first photo of Part II had expressed my current feeling in personal life well. Just like a branch of leaves (being me) trapped between the barbed wires surrounded by all the cold, faceless, modern skyscrapers.
While photography cannot actually giving me an answer, I look at it as an assurance even only at my level. Anything I interested doing in life, I could follow my will and have it going. There’re challenges whether we decide to dodge it, face it or live it. We get to choose.
Everyone loves looking back, I’m no exception. I regret that I wasted so much money on camera gear this year. From Lumix and a couple of m4/3 lenses to FujiX100, to my current X2, It a heavy price to pay and get to what I want while I’m not financially able to fund for it. Now I could only look at it as a tuition fee i paid to carry on my life project.