Wow another week done. The year is going light speed. It’s almost June. The sun sets here in Perth around 5pm which severely limits shooting time. I chose the image above because I like the layering of the foreground and background element by the three bald men. Plus the stories a viewer could make between the three characters in the frame.
As you can imagine I shot alot around bus stops and took the bus quite abit this week for the brief. (I wasn’t very creative with the whole theme)
I’ve definitely gotten more interesting characters I have taken a photo of in the past but you can only take what the universe dishes out to you in the realms of street photography.
Top pick for my 09/52 last week for the theme soft. I really like the driver and passenger’s annoyed/angry expression in contrast to the soft afternoon light. Other explorations and images below. Amazing what “soft” light can do to an image. It gets addictive shooting in soft light. I am going to miss it once winter comes and the days get shorter.
A number of different type of images resulted from shooting this week. From my usual geometric to something abit more lyrical. The shot of this week is one that started to grow on me. The combination of elements seems to just work. Interestingly enough most of the shots were taken from the pedestrian bridge where I shot my film project a couple of weeks back. Still amazed how many sort of images can be made in a 30m length location when one looks.
I feel three of the images this week (i seem to always do) are pretty much interchangeable for the top spot.
Exploration of movement, with the idea of bird migration.
The project has highlighted some key areas to shoot. I’ve been shooting the pigeons quite abit and have started to come up with a series.
Played with panning aswell. Abit cliche I know but I just couldn’t help it.
Theme for this week’s project 52 is moving. Bring on slow shutter speeds and low ISO. I’ll be using the A6000 again as my Ricoh has been shipped to Melbourne for repairs. Didn’t realise how much slower and awkward it is compared to the Ricoh. I am highly considering an X100t when the prices start dropping.… Continue reading Week 08 – Moving
A vertical selection this week. I could not go pass this shot from last night. I enjoy the non interaction of the people around the squatting cone head lady. She has seemingly blended in and has been successful hiding from her friends. Perhaps not so peripheral with the binge drinking culture Australia has but I picked it for the humour and its simultaneous strangeness.
B Sides below are a mix of images captured from the fringe festival in Perth as well as people that live in the fringes of society ie, the homeless (a street photography cliche I know)
The word Fringe of course. Using the available light to illuminate the woman.
Particularly like the juxtaposition of the man selling the big issue, which I took as the “fringe” subject, against the Rio Tinto signage on the building and the camera surveillance sign on the wall.
Came across this man on my way to get some groceries. I wish the government did more. For the life of me I do not understand why cities in Australia do not have public sanitary sort of facilities beyond the toilet.
A man and his long time companion. The bag almost looks like it has obtained some human qualities over the years.
Something about mannequins that are just freaky.
Lady luck was on my side here.
I asked this man for his portrait and to my surprise he agreed. His distance gaze, and soft eyes to me shows vulnerability. He did not talk much, his mind was somewhere else.
Week 05 – Chinese New Year theme selection and B sides below. This was a hard one as I enjoy shooting this day and the images I managed to catch. To tell you the truth, i could see two to three images for number one, but alas only one can win. I enjoyed shooting this week, and I am happy I ended up with a short series that I can continue for next year.
The photo selected I felt epitomized what I view as “Chinese” as well as the new year. The randomness of the scene, the camo clothing, the women and child holding mobile phones, the colours. Its chaos is somehow held by its coherent absurdity.