Here are some more from Spring 2014. Hangzhou and Linping. My backlog of developing, scanning and posting never seems to go away…
I have been enamored with simple and clean Large Format photos lately. Maybe I am getting sick of living in a megacity like Beijing, I don’t know. I wish it was a bit warmer though so I could load up my 4×5 kit and go hiking in the mountains. That is something I really don’t do enough of. I need to change that…
A little bit of a departure for me. Here is some colour shots from my trip. I am not against shooting colour, I just don’t do too much of it. I find shooting colour more difficult that shooting B&W. Everything needs to be more precise or the image lacks punch. I hope I was able to get some punch in these shots.
These two shots are from Vientiane Laos. I was here about 5 years ago for the first time. I think I mentioned this in a previous post, but it has lost all of the charm that it had, at least along the Mekong riverbank. It’s all concrete and steel now. I liked it better when it was dirt and carpets, a single bulb over the table. But I guess that is just my style.
I’ve always been fascinated with fishing. It is something that I would love to enjoy doing myself, but I don’t. Watching others fish brings more enjoyment for me that if I was doing it myself. I love how each culture has their own style. These shots were taken in Vientiane Laos on the Mekong River. Every night, dozens of people wade into the water with either simple lines and hooks or elaborate net setups.
I was here in 2008 and now that it is five years later, I was shocked at how much the riverbank has changed. In 2008, I enjoyed sitting on a stained woven rug on the dirt, enjoying freshly caught fish and drinking cold beers. Now the entire riverfront is a concrete mass with new 5 star hotel developments been added at an alarming rate. It looks nice, but I will always miss the sleepy little town feel.
All shots were taken with my Leica M2 and voigtlander 35 1.4 on Arista Premium.