This shot and the last post are images that I have only just scanned tonight – this is how long it takes for me to get around to doing this sort of stuff!
I should, however, be picking up the film from the processor this week with the images from the 365 project on it. Hopefully, they will be posted up at the weekend. I have also realised that this is also one of things about film – I have no idea what I have until I get the film back. So, some of the images might be pretty crappy!
Another shot from a trip to London. I like how busy the scene is here.
This is one of my favourite shots from the long-term Swanage project that Simon and I have been doing. Unfortunately, so far this year I have not had a chance to get down there to add to the project.
Whilst I was out yesterday, I had a bit of a realisation about shooting street photography in colour. As I was shooting on film you are going to have to imagine this! I saw a scene where there was a women seated wearing red, with red hair and two bikes behind her which were also red. Together they sort of formed a triangle. I quickly shot the scene, then moved on. I realised that it was the colour that was important in the scene, less so the person and what they were doing. My ‘realisation’ is that your eye goes to the colour first, then the person (particularly red).
This is why I like this shot below, as the red flags form a line that direct you to the person with the red umbrella. It’s also why I like Kodak Portra film as the colours are very different in their tone to what you see on a digital camera.
I recently went on a day trip to London, I was going there for the London College of Communication open day to find out more about the MA in Documentary Photography course that they run there. It’s been a programme that I have wanted to do for sometime now.
I was going to see some exhibitions, but there wasn’t much on that I was particularly interested in. So, I decided to do some street photography ‘Japanese’ style! I really like Japanese street photography, particularly the work by Jun Abe, so I decided to have play with this idea. His work is usually black and white, but at the moment I really like shooting in colour…
I found that London is great fun for street photography, firstly no one seems to particularly care that you are shoving a camera almost in their face and, secondly, you can be very anonymous. Salisbury, my local patch, is much harder to be anonymous.
Here are a few of the shots from the day. The scans are a bit rough as I have only quickly processed them. However, I like the scratches and marks on the film shots it adds a bit of grit to the image!
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