What happened when I went on my first trip to China with a newly-bought Fisheye2? Here’s a short read on my adventure with my dearest “Giggle”, from a cultural centre to shopping mall. My first vacation with an analogue camera.
Without knowing how the outcome will be and with fingers crossed, I brought my newly-bought Fisheye2 with me all the way to Guangzhou and Shenzhen, China. This is my second analogue camera after my Diana Mini. To be honest, I still have trouble using my Diana Mini, so I was really nervous waiting for the outcome of my films.
I was in China for about six days and always had “Giggle” with me. “Giggle” is her name, by the way. Because everyone giggles whenever they see her. I am very satisfied with the outcome and I think I love her more than my Diana Mini now…
As I never brought any analogue camera overseas before, I was scared if my camera won’t even pass the security or the fact that the x-ray machine might affect the films in my luggage. But I guess it didn’t so I’m definitely looking forward to my next trip with my Giggle!
Guangzhou is definitely a nice place to visit. Not only to shop, but taking pictures. The people are very friendly and you can easily ask permission from them to make them as your subject. Like when I was at the shopping street, I asked the Chinese Muslim man if I could take his picture and he happily posed for me. And that was my first time asking a stranger to pose for my camera! I felt great and I have more confidence now asking anyone to pose for my Giggle.
The photos from this trip are probably the best shots I’ve taken and by far, my most favorite of all!
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