Snippets

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/125 sec, f/8 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/125 sec, f/8
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“Looks like you found a great spot!”, I was feeling chatty. I’m not always the most interactive person when I am out on the streets. I mean I raise an eyebrow, nod my head, smile, I acknowledge people, I’m not a total animal but I rarely burst into full-blown conversation and by conversation I mean short, sharp snippets of words thrown at Continue reading Snippets

Uphill

FUJIFILM X100S @23mm, ISO 400, 1/125 sec, f/5.6 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100S @23mm, ISO 400, 1/125 sec, f/5.6
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Wriggly Wall

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/13 [click image for larger size
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/13
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As well as always searching for the something new, something different, somewhere different, to photograph in the city as I’ve casually mentioned a few times before, I also like to return to previously worked areas, as a way to see if I can find something I may have missed the first, second or third time around. I Continue reading Wriggly Wall

Blocks and Stripes

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/125 sec, f/14 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/125 sec, f/14
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Sometimes a scene simply sings a little suggestion to me, a hint of what it maybe or even a memory, real or false. I suppose it is because I form a not-so-subtle and almost instantaneous connection with some of the areas I photograph, causing this emotion to exude Continue reading Blocks and Stripes

Visibility

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/7.1 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/7.1
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This photo was taken out of pure reaction to an unfolding scene.

I was waiting to cross the road, thinking about breakfast, a common theme during my morning shooting. As soon as my nose gets a hint at a bacon roll it and my mind become partners in persuasion, convincing my stomach that if Continue reading Visibility

Imprinted

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/8 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/8
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The hint of what is but without the forcefulness of a definite can be beautiful. You can put more of your own imagination into it because there is only a flirt at a suggestion of what could be.

It was an incredibly hazy day with only pockets of light sneaking through the clouds during Continue reading Imprinted

All Sorts

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/11 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/11
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I took this photo in the midst of winter on an incredibly slow-moving Sunday morning. The city was so sparse that I almost fell into the belief that I was the only one who had managed to make it through the Saturday night alive. I did check this theory by cracking a whistle and Continue reading All Sorts

Line Light Leak

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/11 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/11
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Short and framed but not confined thanks to that little light leak.

I like the unusual composition of the image; the light leak is the centerpiece with the city and person becoming spectators, only occupy a small percentage of the overall photo. Strange that something so miniscule, something that could be considered so insignificant is Continue reading Line Light Leak

Lanky

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/8 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/8
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Lanky. It’s a great word. It sounds like its meaning: Lanky,ˈlaŋki, an adjective, of a person, meaning ungracefully thin and tall. I have often been called lanky throughout my life, mainly by loved ones and friends, it is a turn of endearment, as well as a descriptor, after all. Lanky was the word I Continue reading Lanky

Construct

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/13 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/13
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This is not an overly complicated image but it was all about the right timing. Most street work is. Right place, right time, right footing and mind. The biting light that is drenched over this wall was often obscured by a double-decker bus. Frustrating? Yes! But a challenge I relished all the same. Luckily I Continue reading Construct