“Why do you take so many photos on the train?”
I get it.It must be sort of boring to see twenty photos a week of people on the Seoul tube. Fact of that matter is, I don’t take many photos. I literally never go outside with my camera just to take photos. I don’t do photo walks. I don’t go to a crowded area and walk around in hour increments while breaking for coffee in between to check my lcd for keepers. I don’t get the point of it. Could I take better photos if I did that? Of course. Common sense says that if I took more photos I would probably take better ones. I take photos in the same way that someone listens to music. You listen to music on the subway while you’re going somewhere. I take photos on the subway while going somewhere. Generally, when I get to where I’m going I’m more interested in what I’m doing than taking a photo of it. Sure, I’ll take a photo or two for memory sake, but I find it hard to quantify the importance of spending my free time taking photos of people I don’t care about. Selfish? Maybe. I prefer thinking I lived my life as opposed to having spent it taking photos for the sake of doing so. It’s a good way to occupy my time. One of these girls slept, the other was on her phone. I was taking a picture.
At least none one was bored.
Taken, edited, written, and posted before my stop.
Seoul, South Korea.