Tag Archives: Street Photography
This image, I titled “We Look Great”, was selected to exhibit at this year Sydney Art and About festival. It was taken during the Vaisakhi festival which is the New Year festival of the Sikh followers in April 2012. The celebration was held at Martin Place, Sydney.
The reason for my submission is because I see that this image represents the unique character of Sydney, which is a place for everyone. Modern Sydney is a multicultural city where people from different backgrounds, beliefs, cultures and sexual orientations come together to live happily and peacefully. We are all the same. We are Sydneysiders. We are Australian.
Updates: It is so nice to see that the SMH journalist has used this image in an article about the festival (Unique views of the city)
Sydney, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city possesses a unique distinctive character that attracts visitors around the world, whether being the magnificent Sydney Harbour or the beautiful beaches around the city. I feel so blessed to live here.
Every year in Sydney, there are numerous festivals and activities held throughout the year. This ranges from national celebrations like ANZAC day, sport events such as City to Surf or cultural festivals like Sydney Gay Mardi Gras, etc (See more “Sydney events for 2012” or read more my photo essay “ANZAC Spirit“)
One festival that has been running several years now is VIVID Sydney. This is a festival of lights, music and ideas. It is held in early June, and usually runs for two weeks. This year VIVID Sydney was held from 25th of May to 11th of June. During the festival, Sydney CBD is decorated with art installations featuring lights and sounds.
Despite bad weather we have had the past few weeks, it was great to see Sydneysiders out to witness this festival. Parents took their kids out to enjoy this great event.
The Carriageworks was also used as a venue at this year’s festival. There was an installation featuring the ABC music TV program “Rage“, which has turned 25 years old this year (Read more “Carriageworks goes big in its cathode to 25 years of rage“).
Below is a short video clip of VIVID light festival that I took with my iPhone.
Technology has transformed our way of living. Our society has become closer as a result of modern technology. People can communicate with each other easily with the use of new technology like mobile phones. It has become to me that mobile phones have become an essential device for everyone to communicate with each other. These days you would hardly see people walking without mobile phones.
In our current society, mobile phones do not only serve as a communication device, but they can also be used a tool to capture memories. More mobile phone devices come with camera capabilities. This has created new ways to photograph i.e. Mobile photography. I feel that Mobile photography has now become part of our modern culture.
It is impossible not to mention how people share pictures that they have taken on their mobile phones via online communities such as Facebook, Flickr or 500px. Sharing images online through mobile phone has become so common in our society. I have tried it myself, and I must admit that it has been fun doing it.
Will mobile phone be used as “a primary tool for street photography”? What will happen then? Will the craft of photography be obsolete if that happens? Who knows if this will replace real cameras in the future? No one can really predict it. Many people have said that mobile photography will destroy the art of photography. They might be right.
You might want to check out the following blogs and decide yourself if you are pro or against this topic
- Mobile participation is driving the evolution of digital curation by Olly Lang (http://oggsie.com/blog/13502036/digital-curation)
- Why I shoot film not Instagram by George Voulgaropoulos (http://www.behindtheveilbook.com/)
But for now, if you have not tried it then you should give it a go.
Have you tried to do mobile photography? Are you on Flickr or 500px? What do you think about mobile photography and online sharing on sites like Flickr or 500px? What is your favorite sites for image sharing online?
Updated on 25-May-12: Facebook has just released a camera app that has similar features to Instagram. You can check it yourself here.
Welcome to my blog! Here’s where I post up-to-date news about what’s happening with my street photography projects as well as new images from the most current photo shoots.
So that you know a bit about me.. I am a self-taught photographer who recently have discovered a passion in street photography. It is something that I find interesting and it gives me motivation to go out on street every day.
Please bookmark my blog and stay in touch! Thank you for stopping by!