“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst" – Henri Cartier-Bresson

HCB's famous quote talks about quantity, how much have we done our exercise and home work. Although those 10.000 photos are our worst, but that same 10.000 photos are what make us a better photographer. The key lies on the thinking process in our mind in doing those "exercise", not just banging around the shutter randomly. We should think beyond the technicalities like aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, and so on, but more importantly we should put more attention to the message we want to convey through those photos. Does it effectively tell the story with the whole mood and energy, in the most visually aesthetic as possible ?

Based on that spirit, I create personal projects as an exercise to myself. Personal projects will give a theme to stimulate me thinking on the picture to capture. Instead of going out without specific goal, it gives me starting point to think about what to shoot. But I don't treat it as a rigid structure to confine my "hunting rundown", I also take out-of-project picture if I found it interesting.

Through this project gallery, I imagine myself in the future will laughing to see how I progressed along these years.

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