Ricoh GR1 + Kodak T-Max 400
As I was wandering around the Bangkok Chinatown on this hot and sweaty day I stumbled on this building. I found the mural quite fantastic and so Thailand that I had to take a shot. Really pleased of how it came out.
Yaowarat Rd. in Bangkok is the heart of Chinatown, although it looks very, very Thai. At night there’s tons of street food to be found and amazing neon lights. Because it’s touristy, there are also a lot of tuk-tuks waiting for clients. I loved everything about the place.
*The Iron Lady*
By sharing this photo I may be doing something illegal. Because of intellectual property rules (that I frankly consider stupid) the night lights of the Eiffel Towers are IP protected. That’s correct, not the tower itself, but the lights. Oh well, that won’t stop me from taking shots of the tower and sharing them (at least until they sue me…)
*Dublin in a Sphere*
Canon A2 + Ilford FP4+
I can’t for the life of me remember exactly what I shot here. I remember it was a sunny day in Dublin, and I think it was a silver sphere in a shot window but looking at the photo I’m not quite sure. Still, there’s something properly surreal about this (undoctored) photo, so I thought I’d share it.
Fuji TX2 (XPAN) + Cinestill BWXX250
I must admit I wasn’t overly impressed with the Cinestill BWXX250. The film was not contrasty enough for my taste, and very grainy for a 250 ASA film. Still, from the roll of BWXX I shot in Paris, I kept that one because of the composition, the pantheon at the horizon and the long afternoon shadows of the trees over the Jardin du Luxembourg.
*Over the Bridge*
Fuji TX2 (XPAN) + Fuji Velvia 100
They say that slide is not very good at resolving broad dynamic range, and they are right. Still, sometimes the deep shadows look interesting, and the highlights are not too blown. The magenta cast of the Velvia is out in force here, but I find the result interesting enough.
Canon A2 + Cinestill 800T
From the pedestrian overpass at Mong Kok station you can see the streets where the dozens of minibuses going all over Hong Kong gather, waiting for their passengers. That plus the neon sign made the shot for me.
Canon A2 + Cinestill 800T
More Mong Kok in the rain. I love how suddenly the tarmac becomes an unpolished mirror
Fuji TX2 (XPAN) + Cinestill BWX250)
I got some gorgeous weather in Paris for a February month when I was there, and had my XPAN with me at all times. I walked a lot and this shot of the Panthéon in the 5th arrondissement was one of my favourites.
Ricoh GR1 + Ilford FP4+
As we were wandering around in Sham Shui Po for the street photography workshop, I spotted this vertical sign for a Chinese Medecine store. There’s not a lot of good opportunities to do vertical compositions with the XPAN and I thought this was perfect. I waited a while for someone interesting to walk by, but no one did (I still shot two frames, but they’re crap). The irony is that 10 minutes later I went back with the GR1 and immediately got this shot, which I really like.