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camera: Leica M-E + Summicron 50mm/2.0 1st
Loc: Hong Kong

“7th season of Hong Kong”

I visited HK in the end of March. It was 7th time.
It was so wonderful stay. I could visit so many places for shooting.
And I could make a lot of Hong Kong friends in this visit.

Thank you Hong Kong! I’ll be back soon!

先月末の香港の写真の編集が全然終わらないという嬉しい悲鳴が続いています。

今回の旅は本当に充実した旅でした。いろんなところに行けたし、現地で新しい友達もたくさんできました。

今回の写真で使った機材は私の中では定番の組み合わせです。
とりわけ市場を撮るときは絶対にこれ。
香港の市場をわたしなりに解釈したとき、やはりこのレンズしかないのかなと思います。

Either/Or: Rosie

Prompt! Can we see Supercorp but one where Kara rescues a baby and brings them home and Lena doesn’t wanna get her hopes up about adoption because she doesn’t want Kara to have to outlive her AND a child (Pref a fluffy ending but up to you?)

“Kara, honey, are you home yet?” Lena called out as she kicked off her heels and balanced the bags of take out in her arms.

The quiet of the penthouse greeted her as she hurried toward the kitchen. As she turned on the lights, the city outside disappeared from the large windows. Their home became its own universe, with just the faintest bit of galaxy outside.

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In Media Res | Jungkook

Scenario: I’m a photographer for this big fancy wedding so I’m going around and snapping pictures of everyone and oh wow you are so incredibly otherworldly in your beauty and oops turns out I end up taking more pictures of you than the happy couple
Genre: Fluff
Word Count: 8,592
Author’s Note: Jayesslee’s Sonia Lee & Andy Yang’s wedding video and the wedding from (500) Days of Summer both played a big inspiration for the making of this story. I just love outdoor weddings okay. In Media Res is latin for “in the middle of things”.

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There’s something about a camera that has always fascinated Jungkook, as well as the mechanics that come along with owning and being able to operate one at his will. The idea that he could physically capture a moment or a memory within the confines of a tangible object, a place where he knows the information inside could not slip or fade away (unlike the thoughts and visions that more often than not slipped through his mind like grains of sand passing through his fingers) gave Jungkook a sense of reassurance.

For the longest time, Jungkook found calm and chased the peace that came with trying to capture an image. His computer and memory drive are filled with scenic shots, candid snapshots caught perfectly in time. He likes the idea of needing to be fast enough to realize when something good, something breathtaking and so completely irreplaceable was about to happen—and having to be quick enough, sharp enough, to catch that moment on camera.

So when Seokjin-hyung requests Jungkook to be the official photographer for his upcoming wedding—Jungkook is ecstatic that the older man would even consider Jungkook in the first place. Weddings are beautiful, timeless, and (most of the time) only happen once during the course of someone’s life. A wedding is filled with memories just waiting to be captured.

So Jungkook answers in the way he feels most equipped to react: “I would love to hyung.”

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Here photographer Pierluigi has captured Audrey on her terrace at the Hotel Hassler as she opens the telegram which announced her New York Film Critics Circle Best Actress Award for The Nun’s Story. Often the subject of candid snapshots by Italian ‘paparazzi,’ as they became known, Audrey’s favourite shots were by Pierluigi, Italy’s top on-set photographer. His reportage style won him unrivalled behind the scenes access to some of the greatest stars and productions of the 50s and 60s. According to Audrey’s sons Sean and Luca, Pierluigi became like a member of the family, the only photographer allowed in the hospital after Sean was born, and one of the few invited to Audrey’s 1969 wedding in Switzerland.

Credit: Christie’s

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camera1: Leica M-E + Summilux 50mm/1.4 ASPH.(#1~#5)
camera2: Leica Q (#6~#10)
loc: Hong Kong

Last week I went to Hong Kong. It was a short stay, but I met many people and I learned a lot.
I did not bring any old lenses during my stay, so I used only Summilux ASPH lenses.
The 50mm makes me want to close up the person who lives in the town. On the other hand, the 28mm mounted on the Leica Q wants to close up in the high density Hong Kong space.

The greatest pleasure of using single focus lenses is to use your own feet. And instantly seeing how you want to express things that are spreading in front of us and instantly choosing the most appropriate lens on the spot is also a lot of fun with the eyes and head being quite trained.

What I want to express in Hong Kong this place is to record Hong Kong’s unique life culture, which may disappear more and more in the future. From now on, I would like to look at “Hong Kong” and “HongKongers” at various angles.

先週、8度目の香港訪問に行ってきました。
通い始めて4年、半年に一度のペースというのが固定化してきたと思います。
ただ、通えば通うほど、少しずつ古き良き時代のものがなくなっているのに気づき、寂しい思いをしています。

たしかに、合理性・効率性は大切だと思いますが、行政が考える合理性・効率性と、実際に現地で暮らしている人々が考える合理性・効率性は大きなズレがある気がしてなりません。

外国人である自分にできることはほとんどありません。ただ、目の前の光景にある背景を真摯な姿勢で学び、それに敬意を払って記録することが、将来少しでも何かにつながればいいなと思います。

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Untitled by Scott Stanford Photography