Blonde, something seems amiss

Something seems amiss here, wrote Luc when I posted this picture first, I am talking about the underlying aggresion that is present. The guy reaching for her backpack being held back by the older gentleman.

And Luc was right. That was the reason for the shot.

A saw a new context when I made the picture. From a totally innocent reality.

Blonde, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Blonde, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Big smile

They invited me to take this picture, the kids. When I walked they noticed my camera adnd began to make snapping gestures. I took the camera to my eye, the lady looked up with a big smile.

Mother with small children on motorbike, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mother with small children on motorbike, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Writer

Chinese Buddhist temple in Kuala Lumpur. A man waved me in. when I walked by. The temple, in a small alley, was filled with smoke of burning paper. I asked if I could take pictures but there was no one that could answer that question. And nobody that objected. In a room on the side people were having there paper inscripted.

Chinese buddhist temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chinese buddhist temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

K-POP in Kuala Lumpur

Wanna One Korean boy band comes to KL.  I met a fan on the way the station. She was very friendly and ok for a quick picture.

Wanna One fan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Wanna One fan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

November

Assembling the November 2017 edition of my experimental “mini” photobook. I found a couple of images I like now, but totally dismissed during the initial pass in November. Good to go back now and then and re-examine all pictures.

Groningen, November 2017
Groningen, November 2017
November 2017
November 2017
November 2017
November 2017

Street meat

Not for the weak stomach.
Meat delivery in the streets of Kuala Lumpur, early in the morning.

Meat delivery, Kuala Lumpur
Meat delivery, Kuala Lumpur

Yello

My Pavlov reaction to this yellow wall: wait for something to happen. Something to contrast the yellow wall, or somthing to complement its yellowness. I did not even have to wait that long before I saw this man crossing the road towards the house. Unfortunately not too far behind him was his friend, catching up. I just got enough room for this picture.

Kuala Lumpur, January 2018
Kuala Lumpur, January 2018

Look

Painters are refreshing the white interior of the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur. On the scaffolding they have built inside they are fooling around a bit. Look, I hear. I see this arm coming out, interrupting the rigid pattern of the white wall elements. He still holds his paint scraper while pointing.

National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur
National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

Pulling noodles

There’s Teh Tarik – pulled tea – Malaysia’s national drink. That is a sweet tea with milk, poured into the cup from as high as possible. And there is Mee Tarik – pulled noodle. To create these noodles, the dough is pulled and folded many times, before being cut. The pulling is done by one specialist, the cutting by another.

Fresh noodles are a big thing.

Mee Tarik, IOI City Mall, Kuala Lumpur, January 2018
Mee Tarik, IOI City Mall, Kuala Lumpur, January 2018

Elsa Dorfman

I stumbled upon  the Elsie Dorfman documentary on Netflix. Great film about a strange, self-directed lady that totally went her own way in photography. Elsie Dorfman had specialised in portraits. Portraits made with the largest Polaroid camera that ever existed: 20 x 24 inch (!).

https://www.netflix.com/nl/title/80145699