"What can I do?"


"What can I do?"
The girl who is not facing the camera sighs in her heart.

This is a shot taken in the Mong Kok area of Hong Kong, which is a very busy area full of young people and shoppers from around the world. In this photograph, both the girl at the front and not facing the camera and the girl dressed in some sort of costume at the back were standing in the middle of a street giving out some advertising materials. People, however, gathered only around the girl dressed in the costume, and there were also people taking pictures of this girl. The class of the cameras used ranged from professional to cell-phone embedded, and the amount of the cameras at presence was simply beyond your imagination: it was so great that whoever was there must really ask, "Man, does everyone in Hong Kong bring a camera with them always?" On the other hand, despised the fact that the girl at the front actually looked quite pretty, almost no-one stopped by to get a piece of what she advertised.

I was standing on the sidewalk, right between these two girls, observing this situation for like almost ten minutes, and I decided to take this shot.

~tJah

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「我又能做什麼呢?」
這位背對著鏡頭的女孩心裡這樣地嘆著。

這張相片是在那繁忙又充滿年輕人及由世界各地而來之購物者的香港旺角地區拍的。這張相片裡有一個站在靠近鏡頭卻又背對著鏡頭的女生,及一個站在較後面、穿戴著一套戲服的女生,而這兩位都在發宣傳單。但人群卻只聚集在這位戲服女生的周圍,且甚至有許多人拿著相機在拍這個女生。現場的相機由專業單眼相機到手機相機都有,而相機的數量也真是遠超過想像之多:這相機之多,實在是讓人會想問:「哇!香港人是不是都帶相機出門逛街的?」反觀這位靠鏡頭較近的女生,雖然她其實有幾分姿色,卻幾乎沒人停下來拿她所發的廣告單。

當時的我站行人道上,在這兩個女生中間,看著這樣的情形有十分鐘之久,然後我決定照下這張相片。

~tJah