When Streets Are Busy

When streets are busy, they look like this:

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No one notices the guy with the camera:

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People are too preoccupied:

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Work work work.

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Sell sell sell.

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Buy buy buy.

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Go go go.

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Thanks for reading!

Camera: Contax TVS II

Film: Agfa Vista 400

 

Street Colours

The street markets of Shamshuipo are very busy.

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There’s a constant assault of colours.

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There’s so much movement.

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So much that may be hidden.

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That you can’t take what you see for granted.

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Every scene is a visual poem.

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The camera is a notebook with which to write.

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Thanks for reading!

Camera: Olympus XA 3

Film: Kodak UltraMax 400

Olympus XA 3

Sometimes, it is a pain when you realize that what you have is actually good enough.

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Sad is the man who realizes he does not have a good excuse to buy another camera.

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What happens if you’re already happy with your Olympus XA 2 as a street camera?

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You go out and buy an Olympus XA 3, of course.

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It’s the same difference.

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There’re differences between a Olympus XA 2 and XA 3, of course.

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What this also means is that I could go out with 2 different films.

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One could be loaded with a colour film and the other with a b/w film.

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Or they could have films of different ISOs.

Ah – the joys of street photography.

Camera: Olympus XA 3

Film: Kodak UltraMax 400

Some more Shamshuipo

I’m still walking around…

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The streets are exhibitions waiting to speak.

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What would the stall say?

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What’s he thinking about?

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We’re all concealed by what we buy and sell.

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We all buy and sell.

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We’re all waiting.

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Until it’s all meat…

Camera: Olympus XA2

Film: Ilford XP2 400

On Looking

Sometimes it is the architecture of the city that teaches us how to look.

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We look up.

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We look again with a slight change of perspective.

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We glance from far away.

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A coordinated look.

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Look up, look down.

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We read.

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We wait and read and see.

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What does the look want?

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The look of friendship.

Camera: Contax TVS II

Film: Kodak BW400CN

Getting Out of a Creative Rut

Some days, it seems like things just won’t come together.

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You’re feeling blocked.

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The framing is off.

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You look up.

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You look back at people.

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You look up again.

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You try again.

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What else can one do, but try to fail better.

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And then you get the feeling that things are coming together finally.

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And you find something that makes sense, finally.

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC

Film: Ilford XP2 400