waiting for dragons
Sunday was the big Chinese New Year parade down in Chinatown. I’d never been before so when my friend Ellie Ericson asked me if I’d like to join her, I jumped at the chance. Photographing events are not really my thing and to be honest this was the first parade I had photographed (if you don’t count the Kinetic Sculpture Race in PT). I did however go with something in mind, an idea to shoot not so much the parade but the people who came to watch (more on that in another post). These two kids were beside us from the very beginning and they were eagerly anticipating the arrival of the dragons. Funny how when they show up, it can be scary and exciting all at once!
One of things I keep in mind when photographing is a post Ray wrote when I first started to follow him on Twitter. It’s entitled “Do you see stories?” I do see stories but I must admit that since meeting Ray they’ve become much richer and I have engaged my imagination and stretched the boundaries of what I can photograph to tell a story. Even if you are photographing something as “ordinary” as a parade in your hometown, you can find a story. Try it!