Fujifilm XPro1 & Fujinon XF35mm f1.4R

Old Folks

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Old

1 having lived for a long time; no longer young

2 [attributive] belonging to the past; former

3 [in combination] of a specified age

4 [attributive] informal used to express affection, familiarity, or contempt

Folk

1 (also folks) informal people in general. (Folks) used as a friendly form of address to a group of people

This is a set of street portrait about Chinese Old Folks in Malaysia. The scenery mainly took place in the market located in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. The subject was mainly Malaysian Chinese who born in Malaysia. This group of Old Folks has gone through several major historic events that happened in Malaysia.

Such as:

  1. Japan invaded Malaysia in 1942 to 1945 during WW2.
  2. Post war era, the return of British colonization in Malaysia.
  3. Malaysia Independent in 1957.
  4. Singapore official separation from Malaysia in 1965.
  5. Malaysia May 13th incident in 1969.

I collected this set of photo was mainly due to the interesting character of the Old Folks I observed in the market. Observe the Old Folks clothing, hairstyle, attitude, and expression. It has shown a mix of old and modern character in today society. This group of Old Folks were mainly English educated (If they did go to school), or without any proper education.

I used Leica M6 TTL, Leica Summarit 35mm f2.5, Fujifilm XPro1, and Fujinon 35mm f1.4 in this project. I used mainly Fujifilm ASA 400 Superia with Leica M6. A high-resolution photo of this set can be found on my Flickr site here. Or view the photo from the following video slide show with music in the background.

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