Photo Series: #escap3_tsukiji . . We are in a era where everything is fighting for your attention. At a macro level, think TV, YouTube, Netflix; when we zoom in to IG, think all the posts that were presented; and when we get to a individual photo, it is all the elements in a photo that sometimes fight for your attention, or in another word, distract you. I don’t know what do YouTube and Netflix do to draw people’s attention, but at the picture level, I think I can share a thing or two about that. . To draw view’s attention, one of the ways is to use light and shadow. Think in a studio setting, pointing a key light 45 degree to your subject is a good start. However, in street photography, you have to observe and adapt to what is available at the moment. . Back to the Tsukiji Fruit market, which was very dark and all the messy boxes made it hard to get a clean composition. At the same time, I noticed that each individual store was nicely lit with their own neon lights, likely for the wholesalers to inspect the fruits before purchasing, and everything else was dark. This difference in light was perfect for a shoot like this - where your main subject, the store, is much brighter than the messy boxes surrounding it. An added benefits is that I was able to keep those messy boxes in the frame without distracting you, and I think that is important as they accurately reflect the environment I was in. . Series background #escap3_tsukiji - I have visited the Tsukiji Market multiple times over the years because of a couple reasons. One, there is no shortage of fresh fish which I can’t live without, and there are always great opportunities for nice street shots because it is crowded with many interesting things. I especially treasure this series of photos as many of them became truly irreplicable after the main part of the market moved away in 2018. In another word, you won’t be able to see some of the things I’ve captured in real life anymore 🌧 . . . . .
Cuando comencé, no se me cruzó por la cabeza hacer foto urbana ni nada. Tuve mi momento escribiendo y grabando (nunca lo hice bien, menos ahora) pero no fotografiando. No soy fotógrafo, siempre lo he negado y lo voy a seguir haciendo porque no me creo capaz aún de lo que otros hacen. Sin embargo, cuando veo fotos que retratan la vida convencional de los habitantes de la ciudad de Trujillo, me lleno y creo que solo soy quien se siente impresionado por todo lo que ocurre en su entorno. Mis sentidos se guían de una manera instintiva, como una reacción, casi que me da miedo. Tres mujeres conversan en una esquina donde queda el semáforo en la Av. Túpac Amaru cerca de la Villa Bolivariana. Por el color del corcho refrigerante, asumo que son venezolanas y, además, una de ellas tiene en sus brazos un bebé. #venezolanos#venezuela#canon#streetcapture#streetphotography#trees#poor#streetstories#streetstory#streetlife#street#life_is_street #trujillo#peru#canont5i#sigma#cars#baby