The People of Yangon

Earlier this year, Neocha’s founder and creative director Adam J. Schokora spent a week exploring Myanmar. For him, Yangon, the largest and most-populated city of the country, was one of the most unforgettable legs of the trip, a city that’s rich with life and colors. Below, he presents a visual diary of his travels.


今年早些时候,Neocha创始人兼创意总监Adam J. Schokora用了一个星期的时间来探索缅甸。对于他来说,他在缅甸最大和人口最多的仰光的经历是整段旅行中最为难忘的部分,这是一座充满了蓬勃活力和缤纷色彩的城市。下面是他在这段旅行中记录的视觉日记。

“When I travel, I’m not particularly interested in visiting scenic spots or the ‘must-sees.’ For me, the charm of any destination is found in its people and that’s what I try to capture when I’m out shooting. I shot the following pictures during a trip to Yangon, Myanmar earlier this year. The pictures show a glimpse of the wonderfully photogenic, friendly, and colorful people of the city.”


旅行的时候,我对于风景名胜区或所谓的“必看”景点不怎么感兴趣。对我来说,任何一个旅游目的地的魅力都在于生活在那里的人,他们也是我在旅行时尝试着用相机捕捉的对象。今年早些时候,我在前往缅甸仰光旅行期间拍摄了下面这组照片。这一系列的照片展示了这座城市里极其上镜,友好亲切又多彩多姿的人们。

“Yangon is bustling in the same way any big Asian city is, but in many ways, it still feels undiscovered. The saturated colors, the worn textures, and the general throwback aesthetic of the city gives any image a unique, nostalgic feel quite unlike anywhere else I’ve travelled. The locals don’t seem to mind having their photo taken, nor are they overly clamoring for the attention of your lens. Bouncing around and capturing authentic moments without disturbing anyone or raising suspicions is done with ease. Yangon is a paradise for casual street photography.”


“与其它亚洲大都市一样,仰光也是一个繁华的城市,但从许多方面来说,又让人觉得它仍然是一座未被发现的城市。浓郁饱和的色彩、古旧磨损的纹理以及整座城市弥漫的“复古”美学风格,令每一张摄影作品都充溢着一种独特的怀旧氛围,与我去过的其它地方截然不同。当地人似乎也并不介意别人给他们拍照,也不会过份喧嚷来吸引你的镜头。在这里,四处闲逛,就能轻易捕捉到各种真实的画面,同时不会打扰到任何人或令人起疑。仰光绝对是一个休闲街头摄影的天堂。”

“Equipped with just a Leica M, a Leica M6, and two Summicron lenses (a 50mm and a 90mm), I roamed the city and shot these pictures over the course of a few short days without a predetermined agenda or route. A few of the locations shown in the images include the Pansodan Ferry Terminal and Yangon River boardwalk area, the Yangon Central Railway Station, the Theingyi Market, along with countless other intersections, overpasses, alleyways, shop fronts, and courtyards.”


“我拍摄使用的设备只有一部徕卡M相机,一部徕卡M6相机和两支Summicron镜头(分别为50毫米头和90毫米的定焦镜头),在短短的几天时间里,我漫游于这座城市,拍下了这些照片。我没有预定的行程,也没有计划好的路线。这组照片中的部分摄影地包括Pansodan客运码头、仰光河滨的木板散步道、仰光中央火车站、Theingyi市场和无数个随意逛到的交叉路口、立交桥、小巷、商店门前和庭院。”

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Contributor & Photographer: Adam J. Schokora


Instagram: @ajschokora

 

供稿人与摄影师: Adam J. Schokora