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杭州人在纽约,教育人在玩拍照
Hangzhou → Austin → New York

依然是意外的Cleveland。到达湖边的时候正是日落,慢慢的走上桥,看着太阳逐渐消失,却真正见识到了残阳如血,染红了整片天空和湖面。

我忍不住一直惊呼,而桥上的人们见怪不怪的管自己钓鱼。


默默的开了一个手机子博。一图一贴,一天N张。督促自己多拍多拍。

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Ohio State University Stadium, Ohio


Cleveland在此趟Ohio之行里完全是意外。到达湖边的时候,正好是日落,钓鱼的人排排坐,安静的欣赏美景等待鱼儿上钩。


[8pics]前阵子沉迷Seahaven又正巧看到他们来奥斯汀和Balance and Composure & Creepoid一起搞了个live,就跑去围观了。

Mosh pit里拥挤的年轻气息……赶脚自己一些成熟呢。

[7pics]Body Rock ATX是奥斯汀每月第一个周五的Dance Party。入夜后偏僻的酒吧人潮汹涌,各个年龄段的人都跟随音乐舞动,好像真的能甩掉所有负担。

组织者是一个叫做Riders Against the Storm的本地乐队,大概是我接触过最亲民的乐队之一,采访的时候说他们无比重视community的概念,和歌迷都是朋友的关系,一点架子都没有。最近还在奥斯汀搞了一个自己的节日,权当回馈社会。

续上一贴的第一次玩闪光灯。

夜晚。
第一次尝试闪光灯。

留学生#06 Yifan

Golden hour的中文翻译原来是“魔幻时刻”。


我的30 Column [3pics]

以前记者用 - 30 - 标记结尾。今天是校报夏天学期的最后一期,也是我在校报的最后一期,马上就要毕业了。按照惯例,每个即将离开的senior staff都要在30 column里写一篇反省文。憋了一天写出了以下破字以纪念留学生涯中我最爱的日子。图是下午拽着朋友帮拍的。本想模仿苏珊·桑塔格论摄影的封面,结果硬生生被我玩坏了。只能当相机后面的人啊,一到相机前面根本正经文艺不起来╮(╯▽╰)╭。

=======无力翻译。凑合看。

I was lying on my sofa sweating from a photo assignment when I got Charlie’s message: “Do you want to write a -30-?” 

WHAT?! YES and NO. 

YES because I have words to spill. NO because I am not ready to say goodbye. 

As an education student from China, I did not know the meaning of photojournalism or understand newspaper terms like “wild art” and “30 column” until I found the obscure basement. Last summer, I picked up an issue of the Texan while waiting for the shuttle, saw the tryouts application and decided to give it a shot. Too timid to open the door of the basement, I was probably stepping back and forth for 10 minutes before I got up the nerve. Thanks to this nerve, I ended up getting to know a bunch of awesome weirdos and finding a community where I belong. 

Soon, I found myself obsessed with this job. It is almost like a first love. Wanting to get closer but wrapped with anxiety at the same time. Looking forward to being appreciated but surrounded by insecurity. I found within me a desire to improve myself and become a better person. 

My obsession does worry my academic advisor and my parents because of the “serious business” I should be thinking about, such as my long-overdue graduation paper and the unfathomable future. But I have no regrets whatsoever. I would not trade anything for the memories of figuring out what angles to frame a speaker, feeling burnt under the sun while shooting demonstrations, biking at night on the Austin streets after photographing South By Southwest and X Games, falling fast asleep on the office sofas, getting to know stories of amazing students and professors, shamefully noticing my stupid face set as the desktop wallpaper, blissfully seeing my photos on the cover of the Texan and just hanging out with wonderful people in the office laughing at whatever. The list could go on forever. 

To the first person I talked to at the Texan, Pu: It was interesting to see your name on paper and for you to be an actual person (or not?). To my photo editors, Marisa, Charlie, Sam and Sarah: It is your critiques, trust and support that shaped who I am. To all the photographers and videographers in the multimedia corner: It is your creativity, talent, sometimes-too-loud laughs and too-random thoughts that propel me to strive for more. 

I am never a person of words. This is the longest caption I have ever written, but I hope this will not be the last. Thank you.

-30-

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点这里看俺给校报拍的大部分照片。

在疯狂的毕业季找工作季,只有我还脸皮厚厚的仗着“做喜欢做的事情”不务正业的到处拍照。

早上跑去拍了两个即将建成的学校,等错入口和另一个拍视频的哥们硬等30分钟没踪影打了两个电话无反馈,直到把各自历史都八了一遍,他入行6年,一直都在德州,觉得对现在的生活挺满意,工作喜欢,又离家近,除了拍新闻还拍一个叫HOME PROUD的家庭秀讲如何点缀房子。

最后我愤愤的问那个哥们,这种事经常发生吗,他淡定的表示,hell yeah.

有时候感觉自己就像那个爬的高高刷墙的哥们,一个人站在那个地方,专注的做着一件事,很少想前因后果,外人看起来觉得挺危险的,其实自己觉得挺安全的。

不过,也到了要思前想后的阶段了。:<

Splash Mob. [2 pics] Austin的夏天就像所有德州的夏天一样,火炉名声远扬。为了降温,美国人神马的都想得出来。比如上周日,就有人搞了个市中心打水仗活动。

目测上百人堵在市区某十字路口,各色水枪水气球,各个年龄段,各种交通工具,甚至路边酒吧的人都参与了,每个人都好欢乐~

相机上套了一个塑料袋就上了,结果被水吓尿了,想起以前相机进水报废的事情拍了几张就索性收起相机加入人群了。不过二逼如我(和朋友),不知道美国搞这种活动不光要自带武器,还要自备水。→..→

PS,后来跟老板讨论怎么保护相机的问题,他说就搞个zip bag剪个洞然后绑死。以后可以试一下。

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