The blog posts here on my web page depends on my mood. I have no precise routine of which photo to be published when. I live on my heart beats, listen to my fans and make decision on the spectrum of my mood fluctuation. For the past month, I have been sharing quite a lot of documentary series regarding ancient pagodas from Bagan. My Bagan photos have becomes a great cure for home sick folks. Especially, for those who are oversea and my foreign friends. Honestly, it eats lots of time to prepare for a single post of such documentary. I need to do lots of data mining, read articles and history books thoroughly. And I even could not touch my candid shots and street lives, my favorite types of photography. Candid Photography is best defined as “un-posed and unplanned, immediate and unobtrusive. This is in contrast to classic photography, which includes aspects such as carefully staged portrait photography, landscape photography or object photography. Candid photography catches moments of life from immersion in it.” And yes, this Candid photography is the very reason that I hold my camera today.
Last week, I shared a picture of an abandoned woman from U Pain bridge. Many of my friends fond of that single candid shot which I titled No Surrender. So now I am giving another candid post for you. This time is called The Survivor. It is a portraiture of a street child looking for the plastic bottles and bags. While I desaturated the photo, it turned out so touchy that I remember a poem I came across when I was back in university life. The poem says:
I shall often sit down alone
till darkness fades gently away
slowly, i tried to recall but cried
thinking of ancestral home; too distant to return…
I still have Bagan photos and I will be back them after a while. And there will be a SHWEDAGON night scene photos which I have been shooting lately, SHWEDAGON from different angles…
“In extreme circumstances, street children are the neglected, abused and rejected offspring of parents and communities benumbed by the minimal conditions of their lives.”