candid snapshot

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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。

Otabeks cheeky friends in Almaty Headcanons!!

- amongst all his posters of famous Musicians and DJs and festival promos there’s at LEAST two or three glossy creaseless fullbody shots of the beautiful soldier eyed Yuri Plisetsky (his friends may or may not have bought for his birthday as a joke, but secretly knowing he’d love them and he does)

-when his cheeky friends in Almaty found out that Beka was finally going to be in the same competition bracket as his (exclusively) highly spoken of (super) crush, the (loving? friendly?) brutally teasing banter (kissy noises, heart eye emojis, birds and bees and protection talks) didn’t stop until Otabek was safely through airport customs.

-when he turns his phone back on after landing, however, theres a hundred new messages and a photoshop edit of Bekas face over a water bottle Plisetsky is drinking from with the caption “this could be you”

- when the candid snapshots of one Russian Ice Fairy straddling the motorcycle backseat of one Kazakh Hero spread across the internet like the sleet of a Siberian mid-winter blizzard, Otabeks friends absolutely lose it.

-every single social outlet of Otabeks (although few) blows up mental. His phone, his friends group chat, hundreds and hundreds of caps locked screaming, heart eyes, tongue winky faces, “FINALLY"s and various funny edits of the leaked photographs and the support makes Beka chuckle quietly, completely red faced, happy.

-Otabeks friends go over to the Altins home for a viewing party of the Grand Prix Final.

-like they do for every big competition. They’re always so proud of him (some of them say so some of them don’t but he knows they all are)

-although understandably upset for Beka, cannot help but continue to tease him about how his “boyfriend not only stole your gold, but ours as well ;)”

-they all go out for drinks when Otabek returns to Almaty, and force him to spill every detail about what happened between him and the Russian Tiger.

-when they hear he’s going back to visit St Petersburg in the new year, the group is almost thrown out of the bar for the raucous uproar that explodes between them.

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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I have felt incongruous
Standing out
(But not outstanding)
Something about me off
From the others, conspicuously
Odd–I couldn’t even hide it
Though Lord knows I tried
I was the intruder
The interloper
Unwanted guest
Failing to pass as
One of the masses

Now I know where I fit in
Having found my niche
Where I belong
After having searched so long
I am finally home
And the only thing incongruous
Are the memories of my past
When viewed alongside
The smiling candid
Snapshots of my present

—  Congruity looks good on me
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Untitled by Scott Stanford Photography