“While I’m being photographed, I shouldn’t smile or talk. When I put on this costume, I turn into someone from the Joseon dynasty. However, sometimes I get through embarrassing moments, like when I see that foreign travelers are happy when they take a picture with me, I end up smiling unwittingly.”
“저는 사진 찍힐 때 웃으면 안 돼요. 말도 하면 안 되구요. 이 옷을 입는 순간 조선시대 사람이 되는 거라서요. 그런데 좀 곤란할 때가 있어요. 외국인들이 저랑 사진 찍으면서 기뻐하는 모습을 보면 저도 모르게 웃게 되거든요.”
I didn’t actually plan to visit the Taj Mahal. I didn’t have the time.. but since I had lost my gopro on the way to Dehli, I all of a sudden had time, because I was not shooting much footage without that camera..
So I went to the Taj Mahal in Agra the next day. Knowing that I won’t take many photos of the building itself. I preferred to let it just amaze me in real - no need or chance to try to capture this feeling.
Because I had to leave my bag with the driver, I only brought two rolls. One colour, one black and white. So I had sixteen photos in total to shoot. 8 chances for a good colour frame and 8 for a black and white one.
I walked through the south gate and all of a sudden these two women showed up. They were walking slowly downstairs, right ti the Taj Mahal.
Having black and white loaded, I decided to go for it and follow the two women. By feeling I took one first frame, when the Building appeared nicely above them. I took another and though that was it and then a couple of men in white appeared… So I even took a third one, knowing it was worth it to shoot 3 of 8 frames for just “one” shot.
Day 12 St. Henri - Little Burgundy: If you adore architecture, then these 2 neighbourhoods are for you. Some of the best scenes located along the Lachine Canal, these old warehouses are converted to condos and housing by keeping its original building front. Metro St. Henri, Lionel Groux & George Vanier.