Week 02/52 “Nail” – Selection

Did not have much time to shoot this week due to work. So the choices were few. But in the end, the photo selected happened towards the end of my photo hunt today!

 

r0008038
Pigeons are assholes – Perth

An alternative image for this week. A pigeon smashing and trying to pretty much break the neck of this other white pigeon to steal its bread. Brutal. Who knew they could be so aggressive.

 

r0008015
Pigeon Nail – Perth

Straight to the point here. A nail of a pigeon.

r0007874
Grip – Perth

From the initial post of the week. I was quite happy with this one as well. Minimal and obscure.

 

r0008340

Busted – Fremantle

Just as I was going in the station, a scene which I initially wrote down as a potential concept was right in front of me. Sometimes the universe just gives you things 🙂 I took three frames of the scene and opted to choose the one shot from the back  as shown on the featured image as it was cleaner and had a more minimalist story and aesthetic. I also like the gestures and expressions of the officers. The writing on the back of the guy’s black shirt is also a bonus.

But I could have really gone either way. Shooting different angles and compositions, adds a whole level of complexity and justifications when choosing. Initially I thought the composition from the side when looking at it through the ricoh’s lcd. However one’s you see it on the big screen, in lightroom, you see alot more detail.

Which frame do you guys prefer?

 

 

Week 02 – Nail

Random word generator has gifted me with the word “nail” for this week.

Initial thoughts on how I could approach this theme out in the street.

  1. Focusing on alot of hands to show nails. Need to get super close
  2. Using nails (the once you hammer) as a foreground element for some juxtapositions.
  3. Hang out with bouncers in nightclubs and wait until they kick someone drunk out
  4. Police arresting someone.
  5. A crucifixion

Should be an interesting .

Week 01/52 “SECRET” – Selection

Week 01 has come to a quick end and now its selection time. The theme secret was alot harder than I thought. I made some photos which I really enjoyed however they did not go with the theme and thus did not make the cut. This culled quite abit of the photos, simplifying the selection process.

The photos below are the ones which I believe relate the strongest to the theme.

r0007800
  Mastermind – Cottesloe Beach
dsc07630
Hide – Margaret River
r0007978-copy
Veiled – Elizabeth Quay
r0007760
Penthouse – Northbridge
r0007572
Back of house – Fremantle
dsc07381
Profile – Fremantle

In the end, the photo that won for me was the inital shot I took in Fremantle from New Years Day of a woman sitting by herself outside a cafe. Although it doesn’t have a strong story, I like the ambiguity, colour pallate ,small details and subtlety of the image.

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
Hair – Fremantle

Week 01 – Getting over the low hit rate in street photography

A scorcher of a day today in Perth. 41 degrees Celsius /105.8 Fahrenheit is expected! I’ll be staying in, keeping cool and will not be hunting for the project. A sort of street photography recovery/rest day. This forced me to have a look at all the photos from the previous days of shooting.. alot of… Continue reading Week 01 – Getting over the low hit rate in street photography