Walking is a big part of my photography practice. There is no better mode of transport than travelling on foot to get to know a place. Anything faster than walking and I feel like I am missing photo opportunities. Then there are times when even walking seems too fast, especially when I am in a new place. So the only thing left to do is to sit down in a cafe or tea house and observe!
Endure is a photo essay of Urban Change in China, it is now a featured exhibit on the Social Documentary website.
The online exhibit features photography by myself plus a short film that was produced with Morgan Schatz Blackrose and Shane Schatz.
To see the video, please select the Video/Multimedia section on the linked page.
“If you cry ”Forward” you must be sure to make clear the direction in which to go. Don’t you see that if you fail to do that and simply call out the word to a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in precisely opposite directions?”
My archiving has now extended to older film based analogue photos. I love the brilliant Kodachrome colours and the softness of the images courtesy of a cheap German viewfinder 35 mm camera. This photos of Piccadilly Circus and the red London Bus were taken in 1978 on my first solo adventure and it marked the beginning of a lifelong lust for travel and photography. It was also the first time that I had used 35 mm film a big step up from my previous 110 cartridge film. Looking at the photos now I also realise that I unconsciously was drawn to street photography. When I got back from this trip I started to save up for my first SLR.