When I received the assignment details in my e-mail box I didn’t have any idea about what shoot, when or even who. So, I first tried to think about something that I could have a meeting and then follow this person or this situation. I was thinking that it could be easier, but nothing was passing in my mind. Maybe a situation that I could keep more time doing it after, but I wouldn’t have enough time me find something interesting in few days. I made researches on internet, but I didn’t find anything. As I always bring my camera with me, I opted to think about a narrative while my perambulation in London. It could happen in a train, on the street, in a pub or anywhere. I just had to be attentive in my way. That’s the tactic that I’ve been using to do my assignments: try to find what I want on the street.
It was Friday night and I went out, still thinking about the narrative and the video that we watched in class. In my back, my rock-sac with my camera and a little note and a pen. First I went to a theater and after to a pub next to Bethnal Green. The name of the bar was something like Star Bar. I was with friends. When we came in I saw that it was a karaoke bar. In this time I thought that I could make my narrative there. The light wasn’t really strong, so I chose a high ISO, little aperture and a low speed, because I would like to show the movement of the people dancing and singing.
Next to the stage I saw a guy who wanted to sing and was just waiting for his time. I took few pictures of him from his back and then I stood near him and started shooting. When I saw the organizer come to him I got an idea: shoot this narrative. So, the first picture of my edition is he saying what he wanted sing, I don’t really remember the music, but no problem. I shot few frames and he went to the stage, where I shot most of the pictures of this series, while he was singing. The last picture is he leaving the stage while her, the organizer, look at him.
I tried to put both of them in all pictures to try to show a narrative story with a relationship. I don’t know if I’ve managed, but that’s the result.
ps: Sorry about my English…!