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Street Photography on the Streets of Hong Kong and Mainland China

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing Chinese photographer ERIC getting up close and personal with strangers on the streets of Hong Kong and Mainland China. He uses a Mamiya 7II and a large Metz flash, chewing through medium format film as though he was shooting digital. It’s interesting to see how people in China seem less defensive about this kind of photography compared to people in New York, Derby, or Hollywood.

(via Reddit & tokyo camera style)


 
  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

    Now this guy does street photography justice. At first his images don’t seem all that special, but when you take the time to look at what is happening in the frame you see the keen eye he has.

  • Dirk

    Medium format film has such a nice, rich quality to it. Visually very different than 35mm or digital. But like Henning said, at first I was like “Meh” but then his photos really grew on me.

    By the way, the Mamiya 7 (and Mamiya 6) are fantastic cameras.

  • Dirk

    Medium format film has such a nice, rich quality to it. Visually very different than 35mm or digital. But like Henning said, at first I was like “Meh” but then his photos really grew on me.

    By the way, the Mamiya 7 (and Mamiya 6) are fantastic cameras.

  • http://www.modelrepublic.net Models Canada

    That medium format look is precious! 

  • Man with a camera

    People are different. So, different strategies are needed for street photography. Nowadays there are lot of media hypes about the street photography even though the photos, videos or photographers are not much interesting.

  • Man with a camera

    People are different. So, different strategies are needed for street photography. Nowadays there are lot of media hypes about the street photography even though the photos, videos or photographers are not much interesting.

  • vadc

    Now that is some Street Photo … B.Gilden Style. Love it ! Keep up the great work !

  • Aaa

    Soundtrack by the Italian Master Ennio Morricone

  • http://profiles.google.com/snilje Silje Andersen

    I watched a little bit, but turned it off. After reading the comments here, I decided to watch the whole thing, and I’m glad I did. His photos are really something :) (Not that I really know much about street photography.)

  • http://www.efejotaphotography.com Javi

    As a spanish photographer living in China, I have to disagree with the phrase “It’s interesting to see how people in China seem less defensive about this kind of photography compared to people in New York, Derby, or Hollywood.”

    People literally run if they see you camera in hand, they feel threatened when you are shooting them or something related to them (a bike, a house). All of this in Guangzhxou in the south, I’m sure in Shanghai or Beijing things has to be different.

    Very bold photographer and very interesting pictures some of them.