*Waiting for the MTR*
Ricoh GR1 + JCH400
You know this annoying feeling when you’re going to drop film at the lab and the one roll in your camera has only a couple of shots left ? I tend to shoot anything, and it’s virtually always crap. Well, not this time! This is one of those rolls. I think it was even shot in the Lai Chi Kok station where Camera Film Photo is located!
I had just arrived in London by the Eurostar, and walking towards the subway I stumbled upon this backlit corridor. I crouched down and waited for the right silhouettes to be aligned. Since then I’ve seen a number of other shots of this corridor. The fact is that is is really photogenic.
*Waiting for the Tube*
I’ve been roadtesting my newly acquired Fuji XT3 these last few weeks, and I did a lot of low light shots in the London tube to push the limits of the Fuji’s light sensitivity (this is ISO 3200 for what it’s worth). The London tube is colourful and recognisable of course which makes this a quintessentially London shot.
Fuji x100f, 28mm, f/2.8, 1/50s, ISO 1000
It’s quite a common occurence to see wedding photos taken in public places. This was very true in Shanghai, and it’s just as true here in HK. I suspect a lot of photoshopping goes into it down the line, but for me it was just fun to snap at these future bride and groom in the stairwell of Central MTR station. The best is that they were smiling at me more (I felt) than they were at the official photographer. I know street theoretically works better when the subjects are unaware of the camera, but I really like this little moment of joy.
Fuji x100f, 28mm, f/2, 1/60s, ISO 1250
Compared to the Paris metro, the Tokyo metro is clean as a hospital. I wanted to capture all this white and thought that doing it in a mirror would be a little more original. I guess it would have been more effective at rush hour, maybe an idea for the next trip…