Posts Tagged ‘street’

Over the last week or so I was shooting a roll of Kodak Portra 160 in my Olympus Trip 35, which I have had for over a year without trying it out. Such a fun camera to use and dead simple, any idiot like myself can use it….hey what, who said that!

Generally my film ventures are mixtures of street photography, streetscapes and other totally random stuff.  I must say that every single frame from this roll I was happy with, except maybe the frame when the girl walked in front of the awesome Targa West beast of a car.  I can see myself shooting more and more film in the future, watch this space…

Winter has well and truly hit Perth, it’s cold and wet a lot of days and even colder at nights.  Great time to be out shooting, puddles, lots of bright coats and jackets, then of course there is the umbrellas.

Well I never had any of that today, I met a couple of mates Wing and Sandra in the city for some shooting.  We chatted and shot and chatted more to be honest before it was time to head back to the office, though found a few shots that I liked.

I was trying something out, shooting a guy pushing a pram between the branches of a tree.  It worked, captured him reasonably well centred but as I snapped the shot, this little kid who was in the pram noticed me and poked his finger at me haha…check it out, cheeky little lad.poke the finger

You may all think I am crazy but it is true, does the internet lie?

If you recall, the last post I mentioned that I helped my ole mate Seng Mah from Venture Photography Workshops out on the Nikon Centennial Street Photography walk.  Part of that walk was a few challenges and one being the SSP.  That is right, the Street Stranger Portrait.  The idea of a SSP is to not just quickly snap a photo of a person and walk away but it is to meet them, talk to them, find out their story and take their portrait of a more composed nature, then show them the results.

Well, I met this lovely young lady, she was actually taking selfies in St Mary’s Cathedral. I introduced myself and explained what I was doing and then proceeded to get her story.  She is from Spain, here on holidays for a few more days before travelling over east for another couple of weeks and then home.

What I really saw was Wonder Woman, my gosh she was just as beautiful and was a spitting image of her but the dead give away was her top…clearly I had met the real Wonder Woman!
Wonder Woman

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patterns and swirls

Anyone who ventures to the Freo markets will recognise this guy, he is always there selling his boomerangs that actually work and flying them over everyones head in demonstrations.  I was quietly waiting for him to make eye contact while a rang was mid air, I waited for ages while the crowd was gathered and watching but he never looked my way til the end when the crowds had moved on and there were no rangs in flight but his smile makes the photo.big smiles

Took the girls to the Hyde Park Fair today.  It was another amazingly bloody hot day here in Perth, the Fair is on this time of year every year and there is still packed with thousands of peoples enjoying the day.

The youngens were on some super bounce bungee jumping trampoline thing, and while they were there I went to have a gander at the vintage car display.  Plenty of amazing old cars, lots of history but what did I spy in the back seat of one of the cars…this older gent flaked out fast asleep in the back.

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back seat sleeper

I had a little time today, the trouble-n-strife was off doing something for herself (well, that’s not quite true but I had the time right…right!).  Previosuly i had done a few shots in a motion series, but used a camera that more suited this.  So of course I had to prove that the theory of the camera being better suited was just an excuse, so I used the current camera and it worked fine of course.

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the chase is on