most of the times I carry a camera.
Most of the times I carry a camera with me.
This way if I see something that catches my eyes or something unusual for me, I photograph the scene.
Also I do think that carrying a camera encourages me to look more intensely at the world around me.
I have been living in the city of Solo (central Java) for almost a year now and I must admit that I am getting used to the surroundings and to the way of living of the Indonesians.
As a Photographer « Getting Used» To My Immediate World Is Not Necessarily A Good Thing Because It Means I Will Stop Making Images While Paying Less Attention To My Environment .
« I often plan of traveling to far away places thinking I will make good images instead of just taking the time to make pictures in my own backyard ».
My « backyard » project : The lone becak* drivers of Solo city.
* Bechak or Becak = cycle rickshaw
I am beginning a new project that involves traveling, discovering and taking photographs.
I travel by bicycle in the small alleys and large streets of Solo, in search of becak drivers.
Some sleeping in their vehicle others wide awake searching for clients.
This way I get to do some exercise while discovering my own backyard and meeting the solitary becak drivers of Solo.
Here is a short video of becak drivers at work. You will now understand why they fall asleep in their cramped vehicle.
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