Down to Earth
Fuji XPro-2, 45mm, f/4, 1/100s, ISO 2500
In street photography contrast is generally a good subject matter. Here I was after not only the actual light contrast of the store vs. the streets but also the contrast between those massively expensive cars and those driving in front of them.
Fuji X-Pro2, 45mm, f/4, 1/13s (IS), ISO 6400
I love wandering the streets of Hong Kong at night. I haven’t been out in the rain yet, and I bet it could produce really cool shots too, but my outings so far were dry. This is the Olympic Stairs, not too far from where I live in Causeway Bay. Self-explanatory, really.
Fuji TX2, 45mm, f/8, 1/60s, ISO 100
Slide Film: Agfa CT 100 Precisa
(Black & White converted in Lightroom)
Back in January I stayed for a few days in Sham Shui Po (West Kowloon). This is not the touristy Hong Kong, it’s quite decrepit, but it’s also full of life and devoid of tourists. I didn’t have much time for photography, but this is one of my favourite shots. The panoramic didn’t work so well, so I cut it back to 2×3, and the colours were unusually subdued for Precisa, so I went with a more graphic black & white. Incidentally, I’m not sure that these are sweet potatoes, could be taro or some other root, but that didn’t sound quite so good
The Other Side of Bordeaux
Fuji X-Pro2, 50mm, f/8, 1/300s, ISO 200
Bordeaux under a nice sunlight is truly gorgeous, but it can be easy to forget that there’s life beneath these old stones. The city is in the midst of a conflict with the garbage collection union. I’m not taking sides, I don’t even know the exact nature of the conflict, but I wanted to show a less glamorous side to the city with this photo in the middle of the Old Bordeaux. Something tells me this one might not see so many likes on social networks…
Up the Ladder
Fuji X-Pro2, 50mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 200
I was looking into the side streets on one of Bordeaux’s main arteries when I stumbled upon this scene. I shot by reflex. The guy on the right might have objected, but the guy on top of the ladder didn’t seem to mind. I decided to keep it.
A Place for a Quiet Read
Fuji X-Pro2, 50mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 640
Walking in the tiny streets of Bordeaux I stumbled upon this small square, bathed in shade, and thought to myself that this would be a perfect place to sit down with a good book…
Dead at the Apollo
Fuji xpro2, 50mm, f/8, 1/340s, ISO 200
Place Fernand Lafargue in Bordeaux is the remnants of the Apollo. I have no idea what the store was although I assume a record store. Sad to see it so derelict, but the contrast between that and the old stone above is interesting.
Fuji xpro2, 50mm, f/2, 1/2400s, ISO 200
I was wandering the streets of Bordeaux when I stumbled upon this statue of Roman era poet and statesman Ausone. He was born in Bordeaux, apparently, but Italian football fans didn’t care, they made him their own!
Fuji x100s, 35mm, f/4, 1/500s, ISO 200
I have a thing with symmetry, it appeals to me. And so does contrast. This has both.
A Woman and a Bike
Fuji x100s, 35mm, f/3.6, 1/1600s, ISO 200
The sky was unusually clear and bright in Reykjavik a couple of weeks ago. I only had a few hours to walk around, but enough to do a bit of street photography with sharp whites, long lines and dark shadows. This is the wall from the massive Hallgrímskirkja, a great backdrop for this kind of shot.