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Another street shot, Beijing

I’ve mentioned earlier that I enjoy shooting random people and things in foreign cities. It helps connect and possibly get attention of people who would otherwise just pass by without a notice.  This cool looking man is from Beijing.

Another street shot

 

Backstreets

I took this in one of Beijing’s hutongs, They are sort of alleys or backstreets of modern day Beijing. In my experience not too many foreigners seem to be interested in them, I personally loved spending my time there. Some are usually empty and residential but some are full with different activities, a lot of which include delicious food. As usual, click on the photo to enlarge and press like 🙂

Backstreets

Street Hairdresser

I’m going to stick to my photos from Beijing for now. There is a bunch of shots that I like and would like to share. I shot this man getting a haircut on my way back to the hostel.

Streethairdresser

Hello Stranger

Most of the time in China I travelled alone. With the language barrier camera provides a  way to connect with locals at least in some minor way. An odd smile in my direction is always appreciated.

Hello Stranger

First Day in Beijing

I had a friend visiting over the weekend. In a matter of days she’ll be moving to China which got us talking about my time there. It brought up a lot of memories and details which seemed lost somewhere in the back of my brain. Naturally, I grabbed my old hard drive to explore the hundreds of pictures left untouched since the trip. I barely made it through a dozen when I stopped on this one. This is from my first day in Beijing. There’s nothing like the first impression a place can make on you. These don’t always hold but they always seem to make their mark. After having spent weeks in the gobi desert that whole day in Beijing felt like an overdose of colours under a dirty and polluted sky. A little bit like this photo.

Firstdayinbeijing

White Dress

I’m starting to like black and white photos more and more. I think I’ll try to edit and post more of them in the future.

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Into the Forbidden City

A bit of free time and boredom glued me to my computer for a few hours editing photos from China. So I think I’ll stick around with China or more precisely with Beijing this following week.

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