Sunday, November 18, 2012
Of course not all graffiti is good, like those idiots who will simply badly sign their nicknames or write profanities on walls, but you can tell when the effort is there and when behind that effort lies a meaning. Graffiti is an urban art of expression, thus is often portrays urban themes. Many people who live in the city could not imagine living outside of it, they fear the outside, without their luxuries, comfort, technology... and that will sometimes stop them from thinking critically about the city they live in. Sometimes graffiti reminds us to think critically, and not just be mindless monkeys.
Posted by Wesley Chang at 12:22 AM
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
"The best camera is the one in your hand." -Chase Jarvis
Many phones have better cameras than point-and-shoot cameras were a few years ago, and although they don't have most manual controls, if you compose your pictures well you can still have something worth someone else's time. In the end, a phone is a handy, portable device and you're more likely to be carrying it around than your camera, be it a DSLR or point-and-shoot, thus more photo opportunities are likely presenting themselves to you when you have only your phone at hand.
Now, I still took the photo above with my camera, I mean if I have it around there's no reason to use my phone, but I very well could have taken it with my phone, or a much more expensive camera and the differences would be minimal. You shouldn't judge a photo by the camera it was taken with, nor a photographer by his camera. I know a couple people with a good eye and they turn out good pictures even if it's just with their phones, and I've seen photographers here with giant lenses and expensive cameras taking bad graduation pictures when their money would've been better invested in some lights than pretentious gear.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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Monday, November 12, 2012
For the supposed superiority of the elderly in Korea, we regularly see them working low end jobs in the streets, selling magazines, passing out flyers and pushing extremely heavy garbage and recycling carts around, sometimes so large you cannot see them behind it. These are jobs you will never see young people doing, so they are shunned on those who have no choice as nobody else will give them a job and they have no money.
It makes you wonder about their families, if they have any, and how they wound up where they are. Was it poor life decisions, or an inevitable ending to their situation from early on?
Posted by Wesley Chang at 8:23 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
We had to get some rock music going but once she was into it we got tons of great shots. It was really hard to choose so Yvonne had to give me a hand. There's really not much more to say so play your rock music and enjoy!
Posted by Wesley Chang at 10:36 PM
It was quite a shoot and we really brought out her rock demons. Though the lights didn't really go as planned we got a lot of good shots, so instead of only posting one photo from this shoot I will post two more this weekend to give myself a break as I have lots of things to catch up with. I hope you like it!
Posted by Wesley Chang at 3:04 AM
Friday, November 9, 2012
A funny story: As we were shooting, two drunk men come loudly down to the water, swearing and holding each other by the collar. To everyone's surprise they walk straight into the water (it was about 6 degrees out) and look like they were about to drown each other. Seems one was trying to force the other to swim across, but later was saying "lets cross together!" smiling but also swearing. After a while they finally sat down on the edge, wet, talking and occasionally going up in anger flares, yet you could oddly still tell they were friends. We left before them.
Posted by Wesley Chang at 12:56 AM
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Trees grow slowly, change at rates we don't notice, and become sturdy and reliable. The rest goes down and is placed in the trash. We should learn to grow like trees.
Posted by Wesley Chang at 9:19 PM
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
I think this fall brought disappointment to a lot of us. Like spring, it's the perfect weather topped with the beautiful scene of trees changing color, when you can comfortably go out with a light sweater and enjoy the great outdoors. Yet most of us have already pulled out the winter clothing supply.
Dear fall: I want my excitement back.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Actually today's photo was going to be of the lantern festival but there were way too many people, and it was a very large line to get in so I figured I'd go back on a later day when there's hopefully less people. So for today enjoy more of the falling leaves!
Friday, November 2, 2012
Locations I had scouted at the park on Monday had already lost a lot of leaves due to the windy weather which made the photoshoot a little more difficult. This was our first real shoot with a location and the lack of assistance made it tricky. The snippy cold weather wasn't helping either but we managed to get shots I'm pleased with.
Posted by Wesley Chang at 8:14 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2012
I'm not about to pay 5$ per session for that though.