I’m into photography lately, but the BusinessInsider’s “Meet The Japanese Tourist Who Is Vacationing On The Front Line Of The Syrian Civil War” story actually makes me feel like I’m not really serious about being a photographer. How? Just getting out to a strange place to take some photos is already somewhat a discouraging aspect to me. Street photography? Well, let say I’m reluctantly to do so and have done it very badly. For Mr. Fujimoto, he is not only serious about taking photos, but he puts himself in danger zones, in warzones such as Syria, to have his way with his photography. Albeit, he is only vacationing in Syria and taking his photos there for the occasion, but how he is doing it with his photography is already beyond me. I say, this man is either brave or foolish, but I like to think he is awesome and brave since I wish I can do the same. Unfortunately, I’m too lazy, selfish, and scare to do such a thing like him, unless one day I change my mind about my own photography.
For your information, as BusinessInsider’s story broke, Mr. Fujimoto isn’t a very wealthy man, and he has wished that one day he wants to provide some financial comforts to his daughters. Also, his photography isn’t making him money or anything like that besides for making him well known now. So, he is doing this for excitements and passion. Nonetheless, I think if he survives all of his super dangerous adventures or vacations, soon or later I think someone might eventually sponsor him for whatever reasons. I think this man deserves some attention in regarding to his photography. The way he takes his photos in those dangerous places isn’t something most photographers would imagine of doing so. It’s not like most photographers would automatically wake up one morning and say let dodge bullets in warzones for some great photos.
The dangerous aspect of filming and photographing wars isn’t something to be undermined easily. Sure, when you leave your own comforting home, you can still get into some sort of dangers, but running around in warzones is definitely going to raise the risk level through the roof. Keep dodging some of those bullets Mr. Fujimoto! Meet Mr. Fujimoto right after the break!
- http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-the-japanese-tourist-who-is-vacationing-on-the-front-line-of-the-syrian-civil-war-2013-1?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29 (link)
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