A Thinking Street Photography Blog
The images in my previous posts on Shanghai were made with film cameras.
I’ll go digital here, with a non-descript but able-bodied Canon 600D paired with that nifty-fifty (50mm, f 1.8 II) lens, which gives me an 80mm focal length with the 1.6x crop factor.
80mm is a long reach for street photography, but it’s a good complement given the 35mm focal lengths of my Olympus XA2 and Minolta AFC, and the Summicron 50mm of my Leica M6.
And 80mm means I’m far away enough for the shutter sound to be inaudible.
The above were taken at a shopping mall in Shanghai known as Raffles City.
Fellow Singaporeans would recognize that name, because there’s a Raffles City in Singapore too.
The one in Shanghai is owned/developed by CapitaLand, the real estate company based in Singapore. I almost feel at home here, surrounded by many Singapore retail shops/brands.
Let’s not forget there’s a Gini coefficient at work here too…
A fellow tourist on an open-air double decker bus.
Intriguing cables against historical architecture.
Some more cables against building windows.
People waiting for a bus.
The next seven images were taken by my ten-year-old son.
He wanted a go at street photography and I asked him to focus only on 2 things as an assignment of sorts. One, “try to fill the frame” and two, “make sure they’re doing something”.
As you can see, my son is very talented – it’s in the genes… 😉
He’ll inherit all my cameras one day… (he’s been asking about that Leica M6).
Lots of potential here on a rainy day.
This is street photography from a cab.
Nice rainy red flare.
We survived and went to a museum.
A very distinguished-looking man.
I like the colors here.
In front of a gigantic goldfish tank.
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