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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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”.
Go to my Flickr site for high resolution photo.