Sunday, January 22, 2006

those decisive moments

so, this topic is so common knowledge, at least to all his fans, that yong joon's other passion is photography. i must admit i know next to nothing about the art of photography, all i know is to use my good old olympia digicam w/c sometimes i also end up ruining the photos!!! i'm such a clumsy photographer that on the brighter side, my friends would rather have me pose for the camera than stay behind it!! good strategy huh?!

ok, i'll be blogging this short topic coz i simply find it fascinating talking or writing about guys who are so good in photography w/c btw, is one of my major frustrations. i like that idea of capturing the moments, those precious moments that comes along when you least expect it and must be spontaneously preserved through those lenses.

its also a well known fact that yong joon carries with him his camera wherever he goes. he especially loves to take pictures of the cast & crew of film, drama or whatever project he's doing. taking their photos while they were working or just hanging out in between shootings. he has a preference for black & white photos and thanks to the latest technology, he's now using a digicam ^^ i think he's using right now is a professional camera from the Canon EOS 1D Mark II series & the price ranges from US$5000-$9000. (tnx to bb for this info)

in one of his print interviews, yong joon mentioned that one of his fave photographer is the famous french photojournalist, henri cartier-bresson (1908-2004). mr cartier-bresson also uses black & white photos and he advocates this approach of snap shooting that catches "the decisive moment", w/c incidentally was the title of his show w/c was the first photographic exhibit ever to be displayed in the halls of the Louvre and likewise, the title of his most famous book of photographs where he mentioned that, "in photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject, the little human detail can become a leitmotif" ....i really like that ^^ .
i also think that there are no hard rules on w/c subject to capture as long as it conveys a meaning that can be expressed in an emotion that will make us appreciate more the ordinary things around us. now, how about some samples of the master's works ? here are some of the famous photographs of mr. cartier-bresson ~~

i guess mr. cartier-bresson is a great influence to yong joon's style of photography. aside from the choice of b&w film, yong joon also seem to like capturing the beauty of people or things as they are.....the reality of here and now, as mr. cartier-bresson puts it... that's so cool...

yong joon mentioned before that in the future, it is possible that he may hold an exhibition or even come up with a book that will feature his extensive collection of photos. wow, that would be pretty exciting for him & for us too!! imagine, unveiling to the public all those wonderful moments he captured. maybe the pictures will even tell us what yong joon was feeling at the very second he took those pictures....interesting revelations!! anyways, a few photos yong joon took were posted in the net, i really would love to see more but these are just the very few i've got :) ~~

photos of the production staff, the director and his co-star during the filming of Untold Scandalhis Hotelier lead lady, song yoona, during the shooting of the drama..i like this photo ^^

i think he took these photos during the making of The Image either in Thailand or Malaysia....colored ones but very nice!!


Blogger liezle said...

frances, i'm here...i'm here! finally i can post without worrying about blog link ^^

oh i just love all those photos that yong joon took by himself. he really has a talent for photography.

i really do hope that he'll soon publish a book with all his works compiled in it. it will surely be a collectors item. er...but the price? geez, i'm pretty sure it'll be expensive ^^

see you around sis!


6:03 AM  
Blogger byjglobal said...

Franaces: I enjoy your blog, especially you said it's all about BYJ and only BYJ which I really like. You are only 23 years young and seem like you have a wide range of knowledge. I admire you for it. Your writing style is fun and witty just like bb's. Thank you for sharing your wonderful skills.

6:08 PM  
Blogger marissa said...

I really wish he can come up with a book or an exhibit of all his photos in the future. He's very adept in taking photos using natural light and the framing of his subject. I also appreciate that he's leaning toward black & white as a medium since it highlights a photographers caliber better.

I use to know a lot about photography because ex-hubby is an industrial photographer and yours truly is never camera shy (blushes) but stopped after a while. Looks like a good time to do a refresher course.

6:47 PM  
Blogger frances said...

hi liezle,
and finally you're here ^^
getting the hang of blogging ?? :)

same here, got to start saving $$ in case he'll come up with his personal photo book !!

8:23 PM  
Blogger frances said...

hi there byjglobal,
nice of u to drop by!!
i'm kind of feeling really embarassed but thanks for the compliment :)^^

i hope to see more of u in my blog.

8:27 PM  
Blogger frances said...

hi marissa,
hey, that's a gread idea..go get a refresher course !!

i think i'll make a pass for even a simple beginner's course, my clumsiness in handling a camera is just beyond me ;)

8:41 PM  
Blogger Toujours_BYJ said...

So it seems YJ likes French people : Claude Lelouch, Henri Cartier Bresson.
He's a very talented photographer himsekf, I love Song yoona's pic he took very much.

11:00 AM  
Blogger bb said...

mmm... camille, you should be feeling pleased yong joon seems like to favour the french :p

11:27 AM  
Blogger Toujours_BYJ said...

bb, I'm very glad about that. Beside, I know that he likes French red wine too.

11:18 PM  

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