Thursday, July 2, 2009
stranger in a strange land 

I dropped by the Asian Civilization Museum today for Steve McCurry's "The Unguarded Moment" photo exhibition. His words, immortalized on paper, literally leapt out at me and made my heart stop.

I say, "If you want to be a photographer, first leave home." And as Paul Therourx further advises, "Go as far as you can. Become a stranger in a strange land. Acquire humility."

In the end I can't imagine another way of being. My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.

- Steve McCurry

Why Steve, how did you know, this is exactly why I have to go!

And Ahred, yes, I will try to take as many amazing photos as I can while I am in Melbourne and I will blog about my life there religiously and make you green with envy.

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Female. Singaporean
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