Black & White Vol. 101

Now that I'm writing a lot more than simple photo posts, I decided to change the black and white street and documentary into a "volume" series so it could sit alongside my essays and other articles in a more discrete fashion. I started at 101 because there's already so much of this in the blog history!

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Mid-August Street Phoblography

This weekend has been full of street photography in the sunlit weather. I must admit, I've felt a little bit purposeless beyond just topping up the "body of work", but I've got some interesting pictures to choose from at any rate. At the end of the year, I'm thinking of printing contact sheets of all my B&W street photography to start selecting for a photo book, even if its just for myself and a few others

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People Looking At Things

Bit of random day in the city (again) shooting with Rocky's Summilux 35mm (again). It's a curious thing, this depth of field tool we have as photographers. As someone who uses a rangefinder with an separate optical view finder, I've tried not to rely on having shallow depth of field, but as I add the razor thin focus of the Summilux to toolbox again, I find its effect to have resonated with how I want photographs to portray their subject matter.

I think I'll have to go back to my own Summarit f/2.5 to recalibrate myself and figure out if I really would prefer to have the separation that is only possible at the wide aperture.

Street Pictures & A Protest Rally

The usual... Breakfast with Simon, Rocky and Aaron from the West End Camera Club then wandered into the city for some street photography, writing and catching up with folks. There was a protest rally on to fight for the rights of the asylum seekers and refugees over on Nauru.

I also took my Mamiya 7 out to shoot a roll of Kodak Portra 160 on for the first time. 

Experimenting With VSCO's Fuji 800Z Colour

With a few weeks break from street photography comes some subtle changes in my routine. I've been using VSCO's Kodak Portra 400 for any colour photography for a while, but I've been feeling like I needed something different so today I'm giving their Fuji 800Z colour film preset a go with a few pictures. It's a little less "clean" than Portra 400 and has an interesting feel. What do you think?