street photography

A few random photos around Kuala Lumpur

Jul
08
Petronas Towers

After being on the road for the last couple of weeks I am finally starting to catch up on a little editing and processing of photos - including a little film processing.  The following photos are just a few random ones I found in my collection that captures more of life in and around Kuala Lumpur.  They are not what I would classify as my best photos, but then the aim of this blog is not to only depict my very best work but rather a collection of photos from a particular moment in time. 

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Out and about at Pudu and the Pavilion

Jul
03
All in orange

Saturday morning I was back in Kuala Lumpur and it was time to catch with some great friends Robin Wong, Luke Ding and Kelvin Ng for a little street shooting at the Pudu markets and then later at the Pavilion, after a little food and chatime (a recent drink addiction).

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Out and about in Bukit Bintang

Jun
29
Orange Hair in Bukit Bintang

About a week ago I had the pleasure of catching up with Robin Wong (see his version of the story at http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2012/06/night-shooting-with-visitor-from.html) another fellow Olympus shooter based in Malaysia.  I originally sent him a message online asking where to get film developed in Malaysia as I knew he was a street photographer based in Kuala Lumpur and I had decided

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A day at Chow Kit Markets and Old Town PJ

Jun
18
Chow Kit Markets

Over the years I have had the opportunity of getting to know Malaysia while visiting for both work and a little down time – it has consequently become one of my favourite places to visit.  I am again in Malaysia for a few days and decided that while I have a little down time I should wander the markets and streets with my camera and enjoy a little of the local food on the way.

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Street photography vs travel photography vs moral beliefs

May
21
Travelling in Thailand

As a street photographer I am often asked about my style of photography where I get up close to strangers and take their photo.  My students (and others) often ask if I have ever been chased or hit in the face for taking photos of complete strangers.  While this has not happened to me in the last 10yrs of being a street photographer, you do learn which subjects not to take photos of, however that is another post in itself.  The aim of this post is to talk about a recent discussion I had about street photography vs travel photography and possible moral conflicts.  

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