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Camera House : Better Pictures 13
wire cages about six feet by two and a half feet, stacked dozens to a single room, in seedy parts of Hong Kong. Unscrupulous landlords rent these out to poor unfortunates who cannot afford to live elsewhere, and they are the last resort before life on the streets. I found the existence of these ‘homes’ while doing web research – but there was only one or two small references to them. I found a charity that was involved in cage home residents’ welfare and lobbied them for months before I got them to agree to show me the cages. The difficulties didn’t stop there, but eventually I managed just three hours with the cage home people to document their plight. I’ve returned to Hong Kong since to further document other forms of housing, including the newer phenomena of ‘coffin homes’. Considering his breadth of subjects, Cassey says his photographic style is constantly evolving and that he finds influences from every photographer and every image that comes his way. “I’m forever looking at and analysing images to see what If you’re looking for a CSC with old school style, you’ll love the X100s’ retro design. There’s nothing old fashioned about the features though. Expect the 16.3 megapixel APS-C X Trans CMOS sensor alongside the EXR processor to deliver super sharp high res images and the world’s fastest AF system. Get a super wide-angle view of life with this compact lens from Tamron. This lightweight high performance lens for APS-C format DSLRs provides the 35mm equivalent coverage of a 16mm ultra-wide to 37mm semi-wide lens with a 2.4x zoom ratio. The Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom’s wrappable legs allow you to mount your DSLR or CSC to any surface, while the rubberised rings and footgrips provide steady shots on uneven terrain. shoot like a pro FujiFilm X100S Tamron SP aF 10- 24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di ii lenS joby GorillaPoD Slr Zoom top 5 tips 1 Do your research thoroughly. 2 Always be aware of the sensitivities of your subjects. 3 Make as small a foot print as possible. 4 Work calmly and methodically. 5 Enjoy what you are doing! 11 Feature PhoTojournaliSm 010_Bpics13_photojournalism.indd 11 28/05/13 9:09 AM
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