Portraits and People
Big Cities and Little 'uns
The Forbidden Wooden City How long did this full model of the Forbidden City take to build? Can you imagine doing something like this for a school project? And it seems so… flammable!I took this photo inside the city planning museum in Beijing. Across the street in Tiananmen Square, there were tens of thousands of people, but this museum was totally empty. If you ever do visit one of these Chinese mega-cities, I think they all have these strange “City Planning” museums – they all are filled with really cool models like this. - Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.
I walked up to her and she could tell I was a photographer. I asked her in my best international-speak if I could take her picture and she said yes. Most people are super-cool with photos in Japan, which is awesome. Anyway, she smiled and was laughing while I took this photo. I thought her eyes had a really pretty color and luminance to them...- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.
I think most people assume that the facemasks are because they are afraid of getting sick or SARS or something like this. But it is actually the opposite, I suppose! They wear the masks because they are being considerate and worried about getting their germs on other people. I'd guess that anywhere from 25-50% of the people in subways and public areas of Japan wear these facemasks. I think they are actually kind of cool. It makes people very mysterious and you can just look at the eyes.By the way, all of these were taken last week with the Sony A7r and the Leica 50mm f/1.4. This is a manual focus lens, so I got a lot of practice with being fast with the manual focus with all these moving subjects!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.