Camera Fu, the ancient art of photo taking, with style and intensity.
During my trip to China, I couldn’t help but notice how many people put on unusual stances while taking pictures with a camera. It’s as if they used their body as a flexible tripod, and instead of stepping backward/forward/sideways or zooming in/out, they adjusted their body while keeping the spot where they stood.
Get what I mean? If that guy lowers his hip even more, then you’ll get the Shaolin stance.
How about these ones?
Those two dudes remind me of a Hadoken sequence from Street Fighter.
This one reminds me of Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat.
Holding a bag while taking a picture was pretty common. Bending the body was common. Having an observer, or several observers, behind the photographer was also common. Seriously, I’m not joking.
Crouching tiger, hidden dragon. Obviously popular.
And the most bad ass of them all.
Someone in China please start a Posterous or Tumblr blog dedicated to Camera Fu! I have 65 pics to contribute.
Update: Oh wait, Posterous and Tumblr are blocked in China.