Photography

Taking photos is an interest that I neglected for quite a few years. These days, I am trying to find some more time for it. I alternate between using a Fuji X100T and a Sony NEX-7. At the moment, I mainly take photos of cityscapes, street scenes, street art and landscapes. In general, when I am taking a photo, I am aiming for a very realistic but visually appealing depiction of whatever or whoever is in front of the camera. Despite this attention paid to realism, the photos are still very subjective. For example, the photos of Kyoto certainly look like Kyoto, but they tend to emphasize the spiritual, traditional and nature-loving sides of the city.

Travel Photo Albums: Asia

Children running around Sanmon gate at Nanzen-ji

Kyoto: Main Album (188 images)

Torii at Fushimi Inari Taisha

Kyoto: Fushimi Inari Taisha (70+ images)
Thousands of Torii gates in a forest.

Resonating Spheres by teamLab)

Kyoto: Light Festival (70+ images)
A nighttime art installation at Shimogamo-jinja and Tadasu No Mori

Kyoto: Ohara (30+ images)
A lovely rural area near Kyoto famous for its shrines, gardens and farmland scenery

Hokkaido (142 images)
Sapporo, Furano (famous for flowers), Niseko, Lake Toya, the Blue Pond & Jigokudani

Seoul, South Korea (118 images)
Cheonggyecheon, NamShan Park, love locks at N. Seoul Tower & more

Bukchon Hanok Village

Seoul: Bukchon Hanok Village (26+ images)
A charming residential area known as ‘Old Seoul’

Seoul, South Korea: Street Art & Graffiti in Hongdae district (Article & gallery: 248 images)

Visit to a film studio and props factory in Foshan, China (Article & gallery: 109 images).

 

Travel Photo Albums: Europe

Florence (108 images): Views from the Florence Cathedral and the Piazzale Michelangelo

Venice: Burano, Murano, Torcello (28 images)
Three Venetian islands.

Venice: Santi Giovanni e Paolo (46 images): A 14th century Venetian church.

Street Art in Shoreditch, London (Article & gallery: 54 images)

 

Travel Photo Albums: Canada

Okanagan Lake: Kelowna & Penticton (Article and three galleries: 235 images)

 

Featured Series

These are the collections that are featured on this blog.

The Student Pro-democracy Protests in Hong Kong

The Student Pro-democracy Protests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Street Art

Street Art & Graffiti around Hong Kong

Abandoned Things

Still Life: Abandoned Things Photo Series

Pretty CUHK

Pretty CUHK (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Happy Valley Cemetery in Hong Kong

 

Photo albums online

I am in the process of reorganizing my images online, using different accounts for different types of photos. It will take sometime to get everything organized; however if you are interested in any of the following kinds of photos, you can consider subscribing to or following the related account.

Type of photos Main site
(for all photos)
Portfolio site
(for best photos)
Travel, street photography
& portraits
longzijun on flickr Uploading in progress
Contemporary Art Photos artjouer on flickr Uploading in progress
Street Art Photos artjouer street art on flickr Uploading in progress
Miscellaneous: still life, animals,
textures, floral, etc)
Misc albums on Google+ Uploading in progressd

In Videos

I often use my photos as background images in my music videos. For example, these teddy bear photos were used the video for the song Almost a Love Story.

Photography Related Articles

The Digital Harinezumi 2+

The Digital Harinezumi 2+

I occasionally post articles related to photography, in particular the use of lo-fi digital cameras like the digital harinezumi & exemode sq28m (these are kind of like digital lomography cameras that are also capable of shooting video)

4 thoughts on “Photography

  1. Great Work! AwsomE. I love, photography, music and writing. Just came across this website to find some mp3 background music. Really liked your stuff. Keep up. :)

  2. Thanks for commenting. Your site has lovely pics as well. Perhaps I will begin shooting people more frequently. As I am a beginner, it is better to start with objects and landscapes as they won’t get impatient with me as I try to choose the best framing, settings, etc.

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