Dispatches from a shy street photographer: Man without a face

Photography

I spent a few short hours in Dublin and didn’t take many photos, and the ones that I did take didn’t come out very well, technically (the roll had some development issues). However, it’s such an interesting place and there is so much going on. I am looking forward to returning and spending more time shooting the streets.

 


Geeky Bits:

Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Kodak Tri-x
Stand developed for 1 hour in Adonal.

Dispatches from a shy street photographer: sky walk, Barcelona

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Here is another example of an accidental street photography shot. I was really  mostly interested in that ornate sky walk above the alley but when I looked at it later I really liked the human element in the photo.

Incidentally, that ornate sky walk was in a book I looked at last night about ball point pen sketching. So weird!


Geeky bits:

Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Fuji Acros 100
Stand developed in Adonal for 1 hour.

Dispatches from a shy street photographer – Busker

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The next photo from this series comes from Barcelona’s Park Guell.  When I saw this guy playing the guitar I knew this was street photography material. I had to take a few versions of this. In one of them a woman backed ever so slightly out of the columns as she took a photo of her companion, hidden away somewhere.

 


Geeky Bits:

Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Arista.edu 100
Stand developed in Adonal

Dispatches from a shy street photographer – Travelers

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Today’s image is from Barcelona’s beautiful Parc de la Ciutadella, at the top of the park’s ornate fountain.

For some reason this photo reminds me of the film “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” – the scene at the end when all of the missing earthlings were walking off of the spacecraft, returned to Earth.

I am reminded about how I was totally and completely obsessed with that movie. Just totally obsessed. I have no idea why, but there was something about it that fascinated me. I really would love to watch it again, In an old theater if possible, for nostalgia’s sake. A pilgrimage to Devil’s Tower is something I need to do as well.


Geeky Bits

Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Arista.edu 400
Stand developed in Adonal.

Dispatches from a shy street photographer – Placa Del Sol

Photography

Today’s image comes from a wonderful little square in Barcelona, where I had the pleasure of drinking beers with my fellow pinhole photography friends on Pinholeday weekend.

I think this series could also be called “Dispatches from an accidental street photographer” because often I am more drawn to the architecture when I first shoot the image. It is later when I have developed the film and looked at the images that I notice something interesting going on with the people. I am not sure if these photos would technically fall under the rules of street photography, but whatevs.

In this case, the building caught my attention. It’s actually a very colorful building. You can see my iPhone snap here. I was told by a local that they served really good paella there, but I didn’t get the chance to try it.


Geeky bits

Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Arista.edu 400
Stand developed for one hour in Adonal