Had an opportunity early of this year shooting the event of 2015 Taiwan Tango Marathon. As my usual way, made a slide video with selective photos. Nikon FE with Mir-24N 2/35, Ilford bulk HP5+ 400 and Tri-X Profession 400 black and white film, but all shooting at iso 3200 because of the low light circumstances.
Tainan, Taiwan 2015. Traditionally Chinese believe money is also used in dead-man’s world, therefore family members or friends will burn the so called ‘ghost money’ for the dead people. The tin plate burners in the photos are spared to be used in the festival when too many people going to burn the ghost money at the same time. Nowadays some cities or temples in Taiwan banned the ghost money burning traditions because of environment pollution concerned.
Leica M6, Jupiter-3 1.5/50. Bulk Tri-X Pan 400 (2004 expired)
Tainan, Taiwan 2015. Kuan was a Chinese warrior in 200 AD and been worshiped as a god when he’s killed in the battle. His image often comes together with the symbolic long knife, though some historians believe he actually using traditional Chinese knife or sword.
Leica M6, Jupiter-3 1.5/50. Bulk Tri-X Pan 400 (2004 expired).