Sometimes we overcomplicate things. We tend to think too much and take too many considerations before making a photograph happen. While it is almost always crucial to have a checklist of items to tick off in order to ensure nothing goes wrong in that frame you are shooting, sometimes, thinking too much just takes out all the fun of shooting. When things get too complicated with multiple guidelines and theories to capture that "elusive" perfect shot, sometimes we lost sight of what is important. I often emphasized on keeping things simple, just go straight to the heart of the image, identify what made the image worked, and hit it right there. Simplicity has always been proven to be a good solution.
I saw this man, at the back lanes of Chow Kit. He looked friendly. He smiled at me. So I walked nearer to him and asked if I could have his photograph taken. He said yes. "click click click". Then I showed him the photograph taken, he smiled and told me he liked the photograph. I said thank you, and we parted ways.
No special technique was employed. No complicated lighting system. No super technical execution. Nothing to write a book about. However, this one photograph was my favourite from the series I have captured in the same session. This simple image somehow stood out from the rest.