Hong Kong Lucida

A Thinking Street Photography Blog

Let the People Walk

Stand at a corner and look confused.

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Fumble with my camera long enough and someone will walk past.

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I’ll look a bit lost and confused and frown at my camera.

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I wasn’t holding the camera to my eye.

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Another favourite activity: aim at the window.

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And let people get in my way.

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I’ve come to appreciate photographs that look like they were taken accidentally.

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Street photography is an art that requires artlessness.

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC

Film: Kodak BW400CN

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4 comments on “Let the People Walk

  1. Rajiv
    April 12, 2015

    Good series of shots

  2. shumshot
    April 28, 2015

    Thanks for the like, Eddie! I think we may have crossed paths before; nice to be in touch. And I’m also a big fan of the wait-til-someone-walks-past-the-window shot…I always feel like they’re surprisingly intimate (without letting your subject know).

    • eddietay
      April 29, 2015

      Yup – it’s my favourite technique. Thanks for the note!

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