To the striving to improve photographer, the word ‘theme‘ is as ubiquitous as the word ‘camera’ in photography.
Why a theme?
Personally, to me a theme allows us to narrow our focal view, our vision and our subjects to maybe what some call a ‘story’.
There is a difference between ‘an accumulation of images’ vs ‘a collection of image’ end of the day.
For a single image may speak of a story, a series of linked images adds another layer to the story, a dash of time and a process of development to the story.
And this theme below took me 2 years.
Titled: [Siblings] or in Mandarin [喜欢裙子的颖琳和喜欢七分裤的颖妍], which endearingly means the elder sister who loves jeans and the younger sister who loves skirts.
I wanted to capture the interaction between 2 sisters, how they started out as total strangers and as time passed – moments of how they got along, fought, started to accept each other and bonded. Sorta like forming a tapestry from a multitude of everyday simplest moments and here’s a sample of 12 out of the eventual 50 that I hope you will enjoy.
The final product I envision this to be is a photo-book of 50 images.
[images were shot over 2 years from 2016 and a variety of cameras from Fujifilm, Leica, and Olympus were used]
and of course the journey continues.
How about you? Any themes that has come to mind?
Thank you for reading 🙂