Myanmar // A Touch of Warmth Beyond its Million Pagodas.
Travel , February 27, 2015
I bought a book written by my favourite photographer, Alex Webb and co-written by his wife, Rebecca Norris Webb. After reading the first few pages, there was this one line which I liked. It was when he wrote a quote from his teacher: “I don’t take pictures, pictures take me.” Stepping into Myanmar was like stepping back into time. In a land famous for its million pagodas, and a land where most men wear sarongs in a daily basis; people are friendlier, more open and still haven’t quite reach modernization just yet. They approach us because they are curious, not because they want our money. Random fact about my trip in Myanmar: they are very open to photography. The succession rate of asking a person to be taken a picture is 90%.
Myanmar has shown colours that neither me nor my camera has ever seen. GR – Images captured with Leica M240 + 35 1.2 Voigtlander + 50 1.4 Summilux