Serendipitous Moments That Go Unnoticed on City Sidewalks | My Modern Met


There are magical, unplanned moments all around us. We just have to pay attention.

Photographer Edas Wong has a knack for capturing the subtle—and accidental—harmonies that happen in the world. Armed with a camera, he keeps his eyes peeled and documents the time when two disparate subjects come together to form one clever scene. The moments only last for a split second; a man, for instance, walks in front of a bushy tree and suddenly has an afro, or someone crouches next to an advertisement for a shoe and looks as though they’re getting pushed by it. Wong recognizes these magical, and sometimes surreal, moments and is able to quickly immortalize them before they’re gone.

This form of street photography was appealing to the Hong Kong-based creative when he began snapping pictures nearly a decade ago. He could start right away because there’s no special equipment necessary or any advanced techniques he needed to know. Instead, Wong had to train himself to put his focus on the street itself and sense those fleeting times when humans and their environment intersect in enchanting ways. By doing so, he learned to trust his instincts.[…]

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2 Responses to Serendipitous Moments That Go Unnoticed on City Sidewalks | My Modern Met

  1. Sometimes one only notices afterwards what funny situation one has actually captured. I have a photo of myself standing in front of a strange bush with spiky branches which look as if they come out of my body. My husband did not see it through the lense.

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