Yesterday night, they invited me for a dinner, typical chinese dinner. Wath shall I say, it was tasty, we had fun even they cannot speak very good english, me not chinese. We managed and had a wonderful evening. I would like to work more with them, they too. So lets figure out how.
Time is running
Two days ago, I shooted the BAND at the same place. It was a warm real summer day. In the beginning Lian has to repair his keypboard. A good keyboard player can do this directly there. It works and the show starts. In the beginning it was no many people there. Later comes more and they had a real good show. There show is always with some talks, jokes with the audiences. This time two young woman are charming or otherside around. I mean I didn´t understand one word. I couldn´t read the gesture 🙂 At the end it looks like they never want stop playing real musicians.
After our the first meeting i got this pic via Wechat. So what was her first thought, i think by myself. In the night he tells, he is film maker and than she looks in the internet and find something real weired. It can happen if you always takes the mainstream dot com 😉
Back the evening before. Finaly Coco finds my dot.tv website. Unluckily she couldn´t watch any of my videos. Because you have all other China internet access, but it is mostly not fast enough. A task to solve, when I´m back home in Germany. I will find a way for my chinese friends.
Coco and Rich joined us later at the street music. The wanted to see what i did before. They liked what they see. Even i`m not satisfied with all. Some Tech specs, i shoot Full HD video with 6400 ASA, mostly f2.8. Keep it sharp is my trouble.
The Coco is a real blooger girl. Immediately she put her thumb up. I was to late to shoot it. I had to please her to do it again, than i got her thumb and her lovely laught. You will never think what kind of sport she is doing, or perhap yeah?
Later i showed them a few videos I did. From SIEMENS over art and first cell phone festival films. A wide range of films i realized showing them my work. I found two fans of my work. Tha´s nice too.
Applaus for the photographer – that´s new for me
After shooting the bus station with the Memorial in background, i crossed the road sit down and here the music coming from the backyard. With the lampions and the light it looks very nice. I went to the music. It was very nice listening. A mix of chinese street music, from time to time with some Rap elements. It sounds great.
I did some shootings. What i give to have also the Sony Alpha 7R or S which shoot such amazing pics in the low light. It is a hard job. Nevermind, i have what i have and did my best. Just beside was a nice coffe bar. And the had a capuccino. It was a great taste after all the time to drink a real good coffee. The Bar called Coffeebreak. I was sitting outside by this warm summer night. Suddenly I see the singer, he makes a break. We looked at each other and start to talk. Of course he can have the photos. As photographer i give my best, so after the break i did more photos. Now more from the middle of the circle like I´m used to it.
Suddenly the singer announce me as his friend, of course in fact of his good english, he told. He thanks me for taking photos, so he pleased the audience to give an applaus. Hey come on, when I get the last applaus for my photographer work. It was surprised and it was an amazing guesture of the musician.
These encounter i love when i´m travelling. This little moments where you share with unknow people. This is peacful and makes people understanding each other.
By the way, this happen to me also in the E-market. I was looking for a cheap Tripod. At least i want to buy a powerbank for my cellphone, cos i shoot too with that device. It is not common that the people understand english. A young woman helped me and i gave her my card. She wrote me how to load, to handle the powerbank or mobil charger as they say here in China. I love this little stories