The temple {street photography | film}

young generation
young generation

So i had this chance of visiting a temple near Petaling Street during this festive Chinese New Year. Brought some Fuji superia 200 with me and was curious as to how the images would turn out given that the ambiance is challenging and its background layered with vintage feel.

 

mother and daughter
mother and daughter

I am very happy with the results. It feels so analogue, so natural. All these images are taken on a 35 mm Zeiss f2.0. In the temple there are many other photographers, all trying to bring back some nice scenes. It was nearly impossible to frame any shot without capturing another fellow shutter bug in it.

canon
canon

All these images are unedited as is straight from the lab, with just some cropping done on this “canon” picture. I noticed most of the photogs here are just waiting for someone to pray at the altar so that the smoke from the incense will rise up and meet the sunlight that crept thru the side windows.

prayers
prayers

This young man happened to be wearing yellow and i got my shot taken.

beggars
beggars

As i left the temple, i noticed many beggars are sitting near an old concrete stairs almost in a line. It is not a sight i am proud off and its hard to think of the kind of lives they lived on a daily basis. These people comes from all walks of lives and some are just odd jobb workers that hope to get some “ang pao” red packet, some are hardcore beggars, no one is proud to be begging.

Hope u enjoyed my photos, no models this round.

 

The superia portraits {film}

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elaine of utar. 50 1.4, f100 nikon

I am continually amazed at the unedited results of fuji’s superia 200 film. You can get one of these film at $4 per 36 exposures.

Use a natural garden or floral background and watch ur own jaw dropped when you get the film processed.

More photos from this project : Elaine’s first photobook coming.