Art in the Making
Fuji TX2, 45mm, f/5.6, 1/60s, ISO 400
Film: Kodak T-Max 400
There are times when you really wish you had a different film in your camera… This was one of those times. Capturing the bright, moving flame and the flashy colours of the paint cans on a punchy color film would have been fantastic. But you do with what you’ve got, and all in all I’m pretty pleased with this one. For anyone visiting Paris and looking for photo opportunities, the area around Beaubourg always has a variety of street artists… Next time I’m going back with colour film!
Fuji x100s, 35mm, f/8, 1/170s, ISO 200
I do a lot of traveling, and some of these photos have interested potential clients, so I decided to buy a lighter camera for those short trips that I do: I rarely lug the big DSLR for those occasions. I’ve only shot a few photos so far, trying to get to grips with the camera, and this week I’ll be sharing some of those. Keep in mind imperfections are likely to be connected with my lack of mastery of the camera’s subtleties rather than the camera’s own capabilities. Anyway, I was in Ghent last Friday and a friend introduced me to Werregarenstraat, a street devoted to (legal) street art. It seemed like both a great location to shoot and a good test of the camera’s dynamic range. I’m quite pleased with the results. Would have been better with a human subject, but no one was tagging that day.
Canon A2, 20mm, f/5.6, 1/100s, ISO 400
Film: Fuji Pro 400 H
Walking the streets of Warsaw’s Old Town (Stare Miasto) on a late afternoon, I steeped into this side street to find this fantastic wall covered in scratched graffiti. I really love this photo, and the colors of the Fuji really shine here.
A couple of weeks ago I received a request came from a group of street artists in Buenos Aires called Primo Murales . They had seen my photo of Joe Daley entitled Joe’s Rainbow and wanted authorization to use it as a model for a street mural. No one is making money in this scheme, but I loved the idea.
So I contacted Joe to get his approval, which he gave, and we told them they had our go.
Above is the first photo of the finished work.
Isn’t it just totally cool?
Now I just need to find a good reason to go to Buenos Aires and check it in person!