Having tested my Hasselblad 500cm film camera I recently purchased, I decided to use those images from that roll of film to do one of the activities given to us by my University in week 8.
We were asked to do the following, “Imagine you are being commissioned by a newspaper to tell a story in five to seven images. It can be about anything – ideally something local – but it must have a beginning, middle and end. It can be, about a person, a place or a thing. Keep your focus narrow. What matters in this exercise is to make sure each photograph gets to the essence of what the narrative wants to express.”
I decided to tell a simple story of a man living in Central Hong Kong who decided to visit a local gallery exhibition during his lunchtime, without explaining the story in advance and using images only as per the brief above. I notice some of my peers I think missed the point of the activity by explaining the story in advance, and also some stories shown by my peers were kind of obvious even if they were well photographed or were repeating with similar images. but I did not comment as I felt they may take offence if were to say directly. It struck me how my peers wanted to tell the story with text and then show their images to match the text. Well, in any case, there were not many people engaged in this activity, so I left my images on the university discussion board.