Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Night scene at KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers.
From my New Year’s Malaysia trip. I borrowed a Nikon D7000 from my trusted Andrew Holian to try the “dark side” (I’m a Canon user) and he also gave me a 11-16mm wide angle lens on my way.
Now, personally, I’ve always found wide angle lenses very hard to use, but something magic happened and I ended up using that lens almost exclusively on my trip, totally contradicting my previous experiences. Never take things for granted folks, haha ;)
After training my eye a bit for the lens and getting a feeling for it, I knew there was a shot in front of me when I saw the taxi driver getting out of his cab and smoking a cigarette. I used the ninja skills I’ve learned here in Japan and jump-sneaked up on him to take this shot. Believe me, I was very close. Unfortunately I couldn’t get one in which you see him actually smoking. Too bad, I have a thing for smoking people.
Ended up using this shot for my recent Tokyo exhibition as a 350x230cm print.
Drive-by Shooting 05
Bang, bang - another day of shooting strangers. You’ve probably already guessed by now, but I’m deeply in love with construction workers, haha. Can’t help but look up to them and have a profound feeling of respect and awe!
There’s something terribly attractive in doing work with your hands (or heavy machinery! haha) to create something that’s immediately visible, something you can look back on at the end of the day and see with your own eyes the work you’ve done.