Photography & art / March 2015 (Issue 27)


Analysis Paralysis

by Eddie Tay

Street photography can be an obsessive endeavour…

One day, I was walking around and I saw this.

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And I did another take just in case.

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And I went, oops, oops, there’s a bit of condensation on the lens.

Hence the slight foggy effect.

And again, after wiping the lens.

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Hmm … the left leg is slightly out of frame.

And again, after zooming out with my feet …

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Better, I think.

Check out the stark clarity of the pavement.

Hmm … that’s a Minolta Af-C camera loaded with Neopan 400CN.

Let’s see what my Contax TVS camera loaded with Venus 800 would look like.

Here we go again, after I’ve rummaged through my bag for a bit.

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And again.

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One last time, I promise.

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The image reminds me of a line I wrote in a poem: “It takes ten years to cultivate a tree, a century for a human being”.

It’s from a Chinese proverb “shi2 nian2 shu4 mu4, bai3 nian2 shu4 ren2″.

The things we do in the name of art …

 
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