Hello. This is Lee Jung Shin from CNBLUE.
When I was a student, I dreamed of becoming a photographer along with becoming a singer. Since New Year 2014 is here, I feel joy as I started taking pictures again as my hobby. I am curious about what kind of dreams and plans everyone has in 2014.
For few years after making a debut as CNBLUE in 2010, I was getting used to getting pictures taken rather than taking pictures, but I suddenly remembered the dream when I was a kid and decided ‘Let’s try taking pictures~’. With much curiosity, I read this and that and also searched and I came to remember the time of studying photography by myself and also the good memories of my childhood and I feel happy.
A month ago in January 2014, I went to North, Central and Latin America with CNBLUE members as part of the world tour. In America, other than the performance schedules, shooting for the album cover for the comeback in Korea that will be released soon (will be released on 24th, next week!) and it was also expected to take place throughout the regions of New York so the schedule was a bit tight schedule. But, I decided to capture in my camera this special travel story.
I diligently carried the camera and took pictures of things I want to take pictures of and had a fun time. I would like to share with everyone what I saw, felt and what I want to talk about. So I have prepared.
On the day of performing in New York, I usually do not go to bed early and do not get up early but maybe because it is due to jet lag, I was able to wake up in the early morning. I took the camera and just walked out the door. On this day, it really snowed a lot but the streets of New York was crowded with lots of people. I got a feeling that everyone was busy living their lives in different ways. There is a person who was waiting for the traffic light, a person who is looking for some place in a complicated street and there are people who are moving as if they are heading to the place they always go to… I felt that there are really various people.
I have caught those very moments in the camera. To me, the first impression of a city called New York is either cold or not familiar yet… It gave me that kind of feeling. However, a cold dawn passed and the sun rises and I got more excited as the performance in New York is coming up.
I also caught on the camera New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, the place where we shot the album cover of our new album ‘Can’t stop’. I always carried the camera just in case while we were taking pictures of the album cover. I am glad I did that since a good picture came out. It was a very freezing weather that is below zero but when I saw Brooklyn Bridge, it was a day after meeting with fans in New York, who greeted us, so I remember at least my mind being very warm.
Fortunately to me, there are always excellent models. I come to think about old times a lot when I take pictures of the members, and it also feels like taking pictures of people is becoming much more fun.