Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Life Is Wonderful On The Street

Many of you might notice that if you come to my blog often, “Life Is Wonderful On The Street” is my vision about street photography. I see anything could happen on the street, joyfulness or sadness. For me, I try to be optimistic. I capture mostly joyful moment happened on the street with my camera. I am rather not to see the sadness part of the street. I have carried enough stress in life. Stress for work, uncertainty, or anxious about the safety in this living planet. Capturing happier moment on the street is normally what I am doing.

Olympus OMD EM5 & Olympus M Zuiko 45mm f1.8

Construction Worker (Olympus OMD EM5 & Olympus M Zuiko 45mm f1.8)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 20mm f1.7

Foreign Worker (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 20mm f1.7)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 20mm f1.7

Senior Citizen (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 20mm f1.7)

I have a full medical check out lately. The results confirmed that I am still a healthy person, thank god! Doctor advised me to get myself relax and go for vacation. I have unusual chest pain. My heartbeat is sounding “faster” than normal. I slept for 2 to 3 hours only per day. My hand is sweat with no reason. Meditation is my only cure at the moment, I think?

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Red Umbrella (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Bicycle Seller (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

I need a new jeans (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

I don’t read newspaper. I mean…I only read the Business and Entertainment section on the newspaper. I see enough destructive news on paper. I see enough ridiculous argument. I see enough people pointing on cracking wall or big hole on the road. Nobody care is it? I know traffic light is not working. I know the maid from neighboring country earn more than our lower income group in this country. Don’t we have minimum wages of RM 900 for lower income group soon? But no free room and board. I don’t want to poison my mind with too much destructive story. I know which box to make an “X” when the time comes.

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Morning Nap (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Happy Baby (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Happy Kid (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

I try not to live in the Internet world. BUT…we have lived deeply in the Internet world. WE live under (too much) non-physical world. WE imagine too much of things with too much info from the Internet. WE “message”, instead of “talk”. WE imagine how the other response after the message. WE get info from Internet about what to buy. WE imagine how the new gadget like, and how the new gadget better than our existing one.

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Butcher (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Chicken On Fire (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Tea Time (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

Life occurs at the instance. Life is (dy/dx), the instantaneous rate of change in the space of time. It changes faster than the world fastest autofocus of Olympus OMD EM5. It happens and goes every fraction of second. I only can use the camera to freeze the moments. Wonderful isn’t it?

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Yeah! (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Garment Girl (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Brotherhood (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

Thankfully, street photography is meditation. Street photography is the real things to do. I see the real things from the street and my mind triggers the finger to make the shutter click. My mind tells me those are real wonderful moment on the street. I forgot about chest pain. I have extra Serotonin injected into my brain from street photography, which help to make me happy and relax.

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Happy Caging (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

I take order (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5

Sisterhood (Olympus OMD EM5 & Panasonic 14mm f2.5)

I do street photography one or two session per week. I don’t care about the local crime news. The authority said those crime story are fiction, not the facts. I have a group of friend who watch each other back and enjoy very much the same with me when doing street photography. They are the member of KL Streettog, Bang Bang Geng, and Pen Lovers Malaysia. We take photo, we chat while having coffee, we laugh while sharing story, and we learn from each other photo.

We all see “Life Is Wonderful On The Street”.

Olympus OMD EM5 & Oiympus M Zuiko 45mm f1.8

Yeow Chin Liang (Taiko Moriyeowma)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Oiympus M Zuiko 45mm f1.8

Scott Chung (Visit his Blog)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Oiympus M Zuiko 45mm f1.8

Robin Wong (The Origin of Shutter Therapy Session, visit his Blog)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Oiympus M Zuiko 45mm f1.8

Nick Wade (From Eric Kim London Streettog)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Oiympus M Zuiko 45mm f1.8

Mun Keat Lee

Olympus OMD EM5 & Oiympus M Zuiko 45mm f1.8

Luke Ding (Administrator of Eric Kim KL Streettog, visit his Blog)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Oiympus M Zuiko 45mm f1.8

Koon Yik Chin (Founder of Bang Bang Geng & Pen Lovers)

Olympus OMD EM5 & Oiympus M Zuiko 45mm f1.8

Jeffrey Hoo

Go to my Flickr site for high resolution photo.

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