I went to a park with a view like this while I was holding my camera trying to capture the fantastic view in front of my eyes, somehow I thought I should not spend most of my time looking at the tiny hole on the camera, I should use my eyes and my body to experience and enjoy this view. I sat down on the steps along the riverside while some people are eating and reading, I took out a Muji passport size sketch book and used a thick Pentel pen to draw, as I always believe while we are drawing, our eyes would keep thinking and discover different detail in the view which we normally ignored and missed out as we would just look the view as a whole picture rather than look at the view in detail and think. This is one of the main reason artists and photographers' work are always as huge as a table or a door.
back next apr 2008
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