It started as a beautiful afternoon as i walked outside Pavillion. Its a high end shopping mall in the Bukit Bintang area in Kuala Lumpur, arguably one of the safest place to do your street photography. First person that i took is this lovely caucasian model hired to stand outside the hot sun, I could see that she is sweating from the heat but the job has to go on.
All images are taken with the CCD Nikon and 58mm 1.4. Its been three weeks now with this camera and its a balance between film and cmos to me. Less gears, more photos, its like a mantra that i keep telling myself.
Next is this happy girl chatting away on her phone while walking. Actually she has been chatting and walking like at least two(2) round and still looks happy. Whatever she is smoking, i need some.
Some friends that looked like korean began to pose outside the mall entrance. I took the opportunity to snap one of this shot when the one with the black dress posed. The sky is turning dark at this point and my iphone is running out of batteries. I needed a break and walked across to the Leica boutique inside Star Hill.
This girl is just 19 years old. She is kind enough to borrow me a charger to resurrect my iphone while i chatted with her. I am easily intrigue with people’s life stories and decisions and i think i spent one(1) hour there listening to her. Bought myself a LFI (leica) magazine that is from April 2014 because of one of the article on Fukushima.
In this picture only the little girl noticed that i was aiming the camera at them. Its true that DSLR ain’t so discreet when doing street and i been doing street using a ridiculous 58mm which is converted to 87mm since i am using 1.5 crop factor APSC. I do miss having a real 28mm around, but shooting at this portrait focal length forces me to get use to it. I am like about 7-8 meters away.
I saw this uncle when i first reached Pavillion and after i went to the leica boutique and met Miko and came back out to shoot, i saw this same person walking around, with the same visage and expression. In someways, i felt pity but i don’t know the reason, so i just took a photo of him walking past me.
This is must be the most fashionable muslim lady i saw today. interesting matches of clothing.
When it rained, i quickly went to a shelter in front of Pavillion and noticed many people crossing over.
Hope you enjoyed these images. I know i have not been doing as much model’s portraiture lately and its not because i have lost interest, but photography is my main sports nowadays and walking around is the only real exercise i get. I do notice that i do street like i do portraits. If you are wondering why majority of my shots are females, its because that’s just how my photography eye is trained on, portraiture on models.