Goodman’s treasure – P1: First introduction

Hi folks,

Firstly I would like to announce this is the first introduction of my coming soon project named Goodman’s treasure.

Goodman’s treasure is a very personal project of mine. A project that I have been working on silently, capturing moments when my state of mind could perceive magnificence in the ordinary. A mind state that I rarely can achieve. Whenever I have a camera in my hand, I would take a photo.

At those moments I find myself is one with the surroundings. Every time I look at the images, that feeling flashes back. How precious!

(c) Danny Bach 2018

One of the lessons that contributed to the creation of this series was from one of my mentors, Dr. Michael Coyne.

He once said sometimes we are so engaged in what is happening at an event, the story shapes itself in our mind, makes us overly focused, forgets that we just need to take a few steps back, look around, we will uncover many special images behind that story.

Dr Michael Coyne and I (2013)

Indeed, it is true that there are times when I am too focused on capturing an event that I forget there are more, and I should step back to see new perspectives. Eventually, it shapes a new shooting habit.

Abiding by that philosophy, I always leave a small space in my head when I shoot. Dedicated to “backstage” moments. “Backstage” of a picnic or a good party or even simply the “backstage” of my life.

Gradually, the number of photographs increased. I gathered them into a collection. A wanna-be “goodman”s collection, his treasure.

This article is the beginning of a series of articles, in which I will introduce in detail the ideas, methods, forms of presentation and many other aspects in the process of perfecting a series of photos. 

Please follow along.

Til nextime,

A spiritual experience with Ricoh GR II

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In August 2018, I was given a Ricoh GR II for experiment. Sponsored by Tixiai.

As many of us photographers have known, GR series is among the top cameras for daily life and street photography. There is no need for more explanation.

Come with so much advantages (compact, lightweight, strong RAW files) are disadvantages, the biggest problem with the GR for me is it allows me to shoot anywhere, anytime. Within a few days, I have shot thousands of photos, then it took me a year to edit them all down. Continue reading “A spiritual experience with Ricoh GR II”

Bear farm NGO shoot for World Animal Protection

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Recently, I got to shoot for World Animal Protection (Shout out to Quinn Mattingly for giving me this opportunity) The shoot was to document the procedure of microchipping. The reason for microchipping (as stated by WAP) is as follow:

Microchipping is a way of tracking and monitoring bears. It means bear owners must comply with laws that control bear bile production.  

WAP website
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Hi folks

Recently, I got to shoot for World Animal Protection (Shout out to Quinn Mattingly for giving me this opportunity) The shoot was to document the procedure of microchipping. The reason for microchipping (as stated by WAP) is as follow:

Microchipping is a way of tracking and monitoring bears. It means bear owners must comply with laws that control bear bile production.  

WAP website
Continue reading “Bear farm NGO shoot for World Animal Protection”