Canon A2, 50mm, f/4, 1/500s, ISO 125
Whenever I have a little bit of time travelling, I’ll aim for two things besides interesting spots to photograph: jazz concert venues if it’s evening and second-hand record stores if it’s daytime. In Dublin I found directions to Freebird Records, a great find. But I got a photo out of it too! Shot on Ilford FP4+ film.
Cashless in Cobacabana
Canon 7D, 32mm, f/5.6, 1/640s, ISO 100
Cobacabana in Bolivia is a small city by the shores of lake Titicaca that is famous for the church of Our Lady of Copacabana. Poverty there though is as visible, if not more than it is anywhere else in Bolivia, and even on the wholy grounds you see many women begging. Heartbreaking… I don’t normally do much colour street photography, but in this case the contrast between the bright colors and the misery seemed to call for a colour treatment…
Chatting on the Stairs
Canon A2, 50mm, f/8, 1/250s, ISO 125 (Ilford FP4+)
As I was walking around Trinity College on this gorgeous sunny day last June, I saw these students chatting and reading textbooks on the stairs of one of the buildings, and despite the somewhat unseemly garbage bin I decided to shoot. I’m glad I did, there’s an interesting imbalance in the symmetry of the shot that I find quite appealing.
Lady in Red
Canon A2, 20mm, f/8, 1/1000, ISO 400
This is one of my favourite shots from a roll I took in early July in London. This is film, more specifically Fuji Pro 400 color film. I rarely do color film, but I really like that particular film and love the results.
Shot just outside a flea market in Rome’s Trastevere. The man came accross as both sad and proud when I asked if I could take his photo.
I thought it would be interesting to process this shot full of modern elements with an old print look (enhance by the use of the Lensbaby). Hence the paradox.
Rome is a street photographer’s paradise! There’s always something going on. And the backdrops are magnificent too!
Soap bubbles fascinate me. Whenever I cross one those street artists in Paris making giant soap bubbles, I have to try for shots. This one is my favourite so far.