Darran K Roper 9:04pm, 11 May 2016
My name is Skyid, originally from southwest China, and I now live in Vancouver, BC. I started street photography in 2014 as a hobby.

I see street photography as art, an unique way of seeing and observation. More importantly, it's a unique style of making image. I really enjoy collecting spontaneous moments in normal everyday life to create mysteries. Mystery in an urban context plays an important role in my street photography.

Image #1
I was photographing people watching whales from the ferry deck, and I was excited to have so many people gathering on the deck, i am always into photographing people, so i just kept shooting, trying to figure out the light, angle and composition stuff like that. I have got some interesting silhouettes already, and the light is dying but i decided to walk around and see if there was anything interesting happening. People started leaving the deck, but a few were staying to try their luck.

Untitled. Vancouver, BC. 2015

I am so happy i stayed and maybe I was the lucky one. I kinda love the way the subject was buried in the shade except her left arm. I was thinking to adjust the contrast to make the arm stand out. But i was not 100% sure it would work out. I went to my wife and showed her some photos i took on the deck, but she didn't seem interested.

Image #2
I was taking my two little girls to science world, and had been shooting their picture for a while. It's alway fun to put "science" and "children" together, they were energetic and full of curiosity, running around and trying different things. I knew there were something interesting gonna happen, so i always have my GR ready and keep my eyes open. It was a busy and handful afternoon, I was trying to keep an eye on my two littles while looking for something interesting happening around me.

Science World. Vancouver, BC 2015

I love the idea of altered status, distortions and juxtapositions in street photography, it's like magic. After i took the shot and reviewed it, I got excited, this is the exact shot I am looking for! Mystery in science world! I continued to look for similar scenes and took a few shots (unfortunately none of them worked out). I even had an idea to make a plan to do a long-term project in science world.

Image #3
On our way back from a park picnic in eastern part of BC, we stopped at a farm store to buy some corn, light was perfect around that time. The farm is a popular spot for families with kids during summer times, I could see kids with balloons playing around while parents were busy with shopping. I love balloons too, especially there was a colourful background with interesting light and shadow.

Untitled. Chilliwack, BC. 2015

We stopped at the farm for about 10 minutes, then hit the road again. I don't even remember the farm's name. I love photographing random moments, but i always wanted to "organise" my shots, trying to put interesting elements in right place, i know it's hard, but every time I keep trying. In most cases, good shot came as surprise. I did “work the scene” for this balloon shot, but didn't realize I got an interesting one until the next day when reviewing it on my computer.

Untitled. Seattle, WA. 2015

Untitled. Burnaby, BC. 2015

Untitled. Vancouver, BC. 2015

You can see more from Skyid J Wang on flickr at
Edas Wong 6 years ago
Great :-)
Kristof Vande Velde 6 years ago
Really interesting indeed :)
Great Choice of Exposure.
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