One of my favourite things to photograph is a good public market. And some of the best and most interesting markets I’ve encountered have been in China. At their busiest, there is so much going on simultaneously, you could probably spin in a circle and point your camera, and you’d find something fascinating ready and waiting for you.
Even when you look at a photograph of one of these markets, it is worth it, as the observer, to move beyond the focus chosen by the photographer. So, I’m hoping you do that with the following photograph.
I’m including two photos from a market I visited in Hunan province. One is a close up of a larger scene. I’ve chosen a clear focus, but I find myself asking questions about the other elements of the photo. In the second shot, I widened the scene to include what was going on around my chosen focus. I see something new every time I look at them.
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