Kokoro - Wandering Through a Photographic Life

Backstage Kokoro

A "behind-the-scenes" look at selected images in my Kokoro project —
Content, photographic notes, EXIF data, creative process, miscellaneous commentary, and original digital captures. And now with additional audio comments about selected images!

From Kokoro #096 - The Fisherman with One Eye

The gentleman on the left is holding a small book that I always carry with me when I'm photographing in a foreign country. The book contains sample photographs of the kinds of things I'm hoping to capture, along with an explanation of my photographic objectives written in their native language — in this case, Chinese. I always show this book before I bring out my camera just to make sure everybody is comfortable and at ease before I begin. Once they understood why I was interested in photographing here, they were more than happy to participate and the entire mood of the scene relaxed.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/20 sec at f / 5.6, ISO 400, Panasonic DMC-G1, LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6, 14 mm

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