Before I got my camera, I have always wanted to embark on several personal projects.
Now I got mine olympus e-510,I look forward to starting on them.
One of these is to document the 'under-society' of Singapore- the aunties and uncles who collect aluminium cans, cardboards, etc. for a living.
Late yesterday night, while taking the bus 969 home, I so happened to stand near this old lady, in her 60s-70s, wearing KFC uniform. Dreary eyes, disheveled hair, she looked tired. Then, I realised that this group of people is also the 'under-society'! The soft, diffused fluorescent lighting on the bus added to the whole emotion of weariness. This is the perfect opportunity!
Just when i wanted to approach her and ask her to talk about her story, no words come out of my mouth. I just stoned there.
'C'mon! I would regret this if I don't talk to her!', I thought to myself. Still, I did nothing.
Now, as a student, I think it is hard for us to approach a stranger and ask them for a snapshot or chat with them. But I have seen some of the wonderful street shots taken by some of the CSer.
How do you guys find the courage to approach them?