In Javin Lau’s recent timelapse project, he captures the immensity of a city that can overwhelm while at the same time make you feel completely alone in the midst of a crowd.
“I remember when I first arrived in Hong Kong almost a decade ago, I felt like I had walked into an actual movie set. It was a place that I had only seen on TV as a kid, with its strange red taxi’s, odd stop lights and driving on the other side of the road…But in a city where you can access the material world in a matter of seconds, it also has the ability to isolate you from the 8 million people around you as well.” ~ Javin Lau
The music and scenes are seamlessly blended and the way the emotions are conveyed allow you to feel the rush and the tranquility of this complex city. The contradictions only add to the experience. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.
Hong Kong is Home
Size Matters – Crop Sensors
I love how Lau filmed this grand city, communicating just how small we are in comparison with a crop sensor camera body. Though it is highly undisputed that you will get more bang for your buck with a full frame sensor, this timelapse video is a great example of using what you have available. Just because you are shooting on a consumer/enthusiast grade body, does not mean you cannot produce stunning results. So don’t let your equipment stifle your creativity – get out there and shoot!
It’s all about how you work it.
For more information about full frame vs crop sensors, click here.
For more from Javin Lau, please check out his vimeo page here.
Until Next Time . . .
Stay Inspired ~ Jules
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