Coffee or Mobile ?
Fuji XPro-2, 80mm, f/8, 1/80s, ISO 200
Shooting people talking on mobile phones has become such a trope of street photography that it’s become boring. What attracted me to this shot thought was that every subject is holding either a cup or a phone. Addictions of a different sort, maybe ?
Fuji x100s, 35mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 500
Over the last few years I’ve developed an approach to street photography that I like to partake in when possible: shooting from the back of a moving vehicle. Be it tuktuk, taxi or bus, I find that while challenging it allows me to get in real close without people reacting to me. And while in Asia people are generally OK with you taking pictures up close, the pictures are not the same when they know you’re shooting. On this particular occasion, I was visiting Saïgon’s Chinese Quarter on a rickshaw, which was perfect for such photos: not too fast and no window. Vietnamese Coffee (drank cold) is a treat and this was (I believe) what they were drinking.