by Mark Forman on January 9, 2014

So we're at the end of another year. Real or imaginary marker in the sands of time. I will not offer any resolutions for I feel none are needed or felt. That doesn't mean I don't believe I have things in my life that re perfect or don't merit additional blood, sweat and tears to improve. I just don't "feel" the resolution thing. I do know I'll continue to try to be truer to my creative muse. I'm thankful that the composition aspect of photography is becoming more natural or 2nd nature for me if you will. I expect that to continue. There are one or 2 technical areas I'll continue to work on such as  flash on and off camera, and playing with shutter speeds for different blur effects.... This written a week or so ago right before the New Year. Fast forwarding to now...

I hadn't been to the biggest night market in town (FengJia) for some time, and not with my new camera. So FengJia Night Market is where I went. I chose a time that I thought would be a little less crowded and chaotic than peak times, and my guess proved to be right. One of the first streets I walked down had a tattoo shop with an elaborate full upper body piece being worked on. I couldn't resist so I poked my head in the door and asked if it was ok to come in for a look. The staff smiled and said yes. The "skin" was in obvious discomfort since the work was on the painful bony rib area. I could smell alcohol on him which he no doubt imbibed to deaden some of that needle pain. I asked if I could take a shot and he grimaced and agreed. So I took this one with on camera flash(some non-resolution fulfillment :D).