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Event and Street Photographer who leads by the Spirit of God and loves to capture the moment in life either in door or on the street.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Know the Street Session 2012-May 12th

On Saturday, I went for my weekly 'Know the Street Session' as I have been out of the street since March 23rd where I met the two Lindas from Hong Kong.

For the street, normally I will carry with me a pen, a note book, my camera Nikon D7000 with a Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G. Beside I also will buy 4 bottles of 500ml 100Plus. I need to drink at least 4 bottles or more else I will be sick the next day for over heating.
This time around, I attached my new Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD IF to my camera and I also brought along in my pouch Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G in case I need it. The main purpose for this session is to test my new Tamron lens in the street.
 
I started my journey from Kelana Jaya LRT Station and from the window of the train, I saw a clear blue sky ahead with a bit of clouds. This indicated the hot day for me and hopeful no rain.
Clear Path Ahead
I stopped at Pasar Seni LRT Station. The journey from Kelana Jaya Station cost me MYR 2.10.

I intended to go straight to see my friend, Hurdy who is one of my 100Strangers Project who used to do his shoe repairing business next to Pasar Seni LRT Station Bus Stop.

But before I got to cross the road, this uncle caught my eyes and his action touched heart.
Make Ends Meet
 We takes things for granted and yet some of us are too lazy to work or being choosy in job selection. How about those who has nothing to backup their job hunting.
When I saw this man, my heart trouble as I know he is working for survival in the city. He is looking for recycled items that he can sell and earn some money for his daily living.

As I crossed the road, my eyes searching for a familiar figure whom I knew as Hurdy and sure enough he is there, from afar I shout, "Hurdy! Apa khabar?" (Hurdy, How are you?) And he respond with, "Baik saja. Asal badan sihat, sudah bagus." (I am good. As long as my body is healthy, it's good enough for me.)
Shoe Repair is my Business
Hurdy seems to be very happy to see me and as usual we always talk about health but this time he added a new topic about Democracy in Malaysia. Wow! It seems that politic talks were every where as Bersih 3.0 were still fresh in their minds.

Then I walked towards  Petaling Street and passed Jalan Tun HS Lee, I saw a homeless man making the street as his home and bed. My heart was trouble again.

This reminded me of my own experience earlier in my life.

Street is my home
 Upon graduation from UiTM, Shah Alam with a piece of paper in hand and no working experience, I gambled my life in Sibu seeking for a job. All of the job I interviewed was asking for my experience and yet I have none. Life really not so good and a few times I make the street as my bed.
So when ever I see those who make the street as their bed, I can relate really well with my own experience with theirs as I have been there too.


Street Sweep
I believe their sense of belonging prompting the Petaling Street Vendors to keep their street clean as if it is their own home. I am proud for these vendors.


Jeff - a Liverpool FC Fan
"Liverpool!!", I shout as I saw a man in red Liverpool jersey whom later he introduced himself as Jeff.
 
Lady and her Dumpling
I have taken photograph of this lady with her dumpling a few times but this time around, I bought one dumpling from her for my lunch.

Canon 5D Mark II
 This lady and her assistant were documenting the street life as they also did in Sea Park, Petaling Jaya on Monday.

Transmitter and Receiver
He sells the receiver which is in the jumping toy but not the transmitter which is in his right hand. If you want to purchase his jumping toy, please remember to ask for the transmitter or else you have a dead toy.
 
Petaling Street


Fortune Teller
  A fortune teller trade in business underneath a bridge.

R for Robertson

 This young man seems to be in his own world with his IPhone. He also walked to St Anthony Church just for sightseeing.


St Anthony Church, Pudu
 I took a rest at St Anthony Church to be with the Lord and there the Lord brought me to met a lady with her nephew and niece. The Lord delivered his message to this lady whom introduced herself as Maria from Sacred Heart Church, Peel, Kuala Lumpur. She told me before they walked off, actually she was waiting for the words which I have spoken to her. Then she walked off with a consoled and peaceful heart.

Juxtaposition
 The child needs the Milk and it's free flowing.


Homeless and robbed
 Earlier a young healthy chap have asked money from this poor homeless man.
(Robin, I mistaken your man who wore a torn trousers with this guy. I am really sorry.)

Begging for mercy



Unloading
Workers unloading their goods.


Jasmine Wreathe Weaver
This two gentlemen were weaving Jasmaine flower's petal into a ring of fragrant wreathe.

This is my last shot before I move on to my new territory that is Jalan Masjid India and Chow Kit.













4 comments:

London Caller said...

Street photography is the best way to see one's country like an insider.
I didn't get to explore KL much when I was home last year.

Rebecca Hamilton said...

Great street photography!

John Ragai said...

Hello London Caller,
Thank you for visiting my main blog. I agree with you on street photography and it's real life. BTW your travel blog is an awesome blog with great images.

John Ragai said...

Hello Rebecca,
Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words.