While at the Harpa Opera House in Reykjavik, Iceland my friend Steve Gosling and I spent some time shooting various things. In a previous post, I shared my building abstracts. Today I share some images from a spot I found and I photographed people on or near the escalator in the Opera House. I shot these with the Sony RX100 vii and converted them to BW images. They were RAW files and I made adjustments to them in Capture One. These will never be considered art but more on the level of street photography where I document what I see in what is going on around me. They are different and I do like the one with the person going up the escalator.
I love doing may kinds of photography. I am most happy doing landscape photography, where I can take my time to compose the image and wait for just the right moment of light. I enjoy doing portraits, where I can try different posing and lighting to come out with unique images. Street photography is different altogether and in many cases not understood by many. I love wandering the streets of my hometown as well as the cities I visit. For me, street photography catches the moment, light and life on the street.
I am excited because this coming week I receive the new Fuji X Pro 3 camera which should be ideal for working the streets. I’ll report back after I have some time with this app. These images today were taken in various locations The photo of the couple in front of the sphere was done in Chicago. The man with the violin was made in Copenhagen. This guy is such a good violin player and he strolls the streets in Copenhagen playing at restaurants and parks. He always has a violin case of cash that people donated to him. The image with the man and woman walking was made in Las Vegas. LasVegas, by the way, is a very rich city to shoot street work. I love the shadows, the seriousness of their walk and then the little upside-down plywood cutout behind them.
I hope you like these. Look for more soon.
Street photography in New York City is always fun and usually quite productive photography wise. I enjoy it because what you photograph usually is not a cliche. It’s there for a short period of time and then is gone as time and the world moves on. This image was done on a staircase coming down from the Highline. I did a double exposure and caught reflections. A win-win I think.
I spent the last few days in Austin, TX shooting with a new Olympus came. It was a solid three days of capturing various subjects. The camera the PEN-F has a real nice BW mode. This image I shot of a worker having a cigarette break in an alley.
This image was shot in Buenos Aires and was always a shot I liked. It was shot in a bad part of the town. I didn’t know it at the time so I just shot images. I like the two brothers (I presume) siting on the cub waiting for something.
I travel a lot and one of my favorite things to do is to walk the city streets and do street photography. One of my favorite cities for doing this is Copenhagen. It’s a great city that is alive and offers amazing photo opps. This is a shot I made outside a store and shows their unique way of merchandising. I bet the sale they had was a big success. This is real block head marketing.
Once again on one of my walk a bouts in Chicago I saw this image on a bridge in . Carefully lined it up and waited for the person to come into the frame. Do you like it? Kind of cool, It shows a lot about Chicago, old, new and lots of riveted steel and iron. Taken with a Phase One P65+. Yes you can do street photography with it.
I was having with my iPhone on a recent trip to Saugatuck, MI and stumbled upon this abandoned hotel. Each door was painted a different color. Someone with some imagination could thell this property had potential. I did some overall shots and panos but this shot floated to the top. Simple, the growth out from, door not centered. It just works.
It’s fun to walk the streets with a camera. And this past weekend my camera of choice was the iPhone and using the Hipstamatic App. While it was fun I did miss my big boy cameras a few times. But it was an exercise to shoot simple, and see well. I came away with amazing images. This one was shot while walking the street of Holland, MI. I walked past this shop and they had hand painted big letters on the shop window. Sitting near the window was a couple and a cute baby. So I motioned if they could put the kids face in the hole of the letter and they did. I got three good shots. Like this one the best.
Some of the coolest shots I have done are subjects in doorways. I did a shot years ago in Argentina of a boy eating a bag of chips in a doorway that is one of my mot popular prints. This image was made in San Miguel. Everything came together perfectly to balance the composition out. Street photography in San Miguel where this was done is just great.