Friday, July 30, 2010

On the go

Street scene at Flagler Street in Downtown Miami, Florida, USA, 2008. Street Photography of Miami, San Francisco and Key West by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com

Street scene at NW 1st Street by the Government Center in Downtown Miami, Florida, USA, 2008. Street Photography of Miami, San Francisco and Key West by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com

These two shots were taken on the move with the small Olympus 35mm camera. I like this way of shooting. It is based partially on the prediction of the visual situation AKA intuition and partially it is just luck.
Of course you are waisting a lot of film, but that's expected. Some of the pictures I've gotten this way are priceless for me.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Street prophet, his wife and elephant seller

Street scene at NW 1st Street by the Government Center in Downtown Miami, Florida, USA, 2008. Street Photography of Miami, San Francisco and Key West by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com

This man is appearing year after year under the Metrorail tracks by Government Center. He is preaching aloud with his wife seated in front of him. He is always wearing this neck support collar. His preaching is not the best I heard, he is telling Lord's word more to himself than to the others, but this time he had his better day. When I was taking this picture, the elephant seller (his hand is in the left side of the frame) asked me: "Aren't you from CIA or FBI?" Good place. Not too many spots like this is the whole Miami.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Morning in Little Haiti

Morning in Little Haiti on NW 79th Street in Miami, Florida, USA, 2008. Street Photography of Miami, San Francisco and Key West by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com
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From the car window while driving from the beach through blocks of Little Haiti. She was floating in a slow motion along the wall and our car was floating slowly in the traffic. I've gotten a split second for the click.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Straight up

Black and White photograph of people protesting in Downtown Miami, Florida, USA, 2008. Street Photography of Miami, San Francisco and Key West by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com


Black and White photograph of people protesting in Downtown Miami, Florida, USA, 2008. Street Photography of Miami, San Francisco and Key West by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com
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These taken at Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami; the folks were protesting/marching every other day for many weeks. I used my beloved Bessa L rangefinder with short 25mm lens (hence huge depth of the field), Tri-X film pushed to E.I. 1600 in Diafine and dark red filter to enhance the contrast of the scene.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Black and White photograph of a electric pole with wires and birds at Harding Avenue in North Miami beach, Florida, USA, 2009. Street Photography of Miami, San Francisco and Key West by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com


Black and White photograph of a man at a bus stop on Collins Avenue in North Miami beach, Florida, USA, 2009. Street Photography of Miami, San Francisco and Key West by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com
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These 2 pictures are from North Miami Beach, Florida. I took them subsequently in 5 minutes and they somehow formed a duo, at least to me. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Vortex

Digital photograph of barber wire at SW 1st street in Downtown Miami, Florida, USA, 2010. Street Photography of Miami, San Francisco and Key West by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com
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Again, downtown Miami, SW 1st street. This is digital (finally; yes, I shoot digital, too); I also have the B/W square medium format film variant, it is different but stands on its own:

Black and White photographof barber wire at SW 1st street in Downtown Miami, Florida, USA, 2010. Street Photography of Miami, San Francisco and Key West by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Theft of Europe

Color film photograph of the statue in Ringling's Estate in Sarasota, Florida, USA, 2006. Street Photography of Miami, San Francisco and Key West by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com
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I found this statue at the Ringling's Estate in Sarasota, Florida, in the garden. Nice place to visit, they have very good collection of old paintings inside and funny statues outside.

Monday, July 19, 2010

...and an account in a Swiss bank

Black and White infrared photograph of a vista in Matheson Hammock park in South Miami, Florida, USA, 2006. Street Photography of Miami, San Francisco and Key West by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com
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I shot this picture in Matheson Hammock Park located in South Miami. Black and white infrared film had been used to enhance the contrast of the scene.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chance Encounters

Black and White photograph of a street scene on Flagler street in Downtown Miami, Florida, USA, 2010. Street Photography of Miami, San Francisco and Key West by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com
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I shot this picture (as the most of my street photos) in downtown Miami. I passed by these two with my Olympus Stylus Epic loaded with high speed film. They did not notice me and my camera. I had been just a shadow to them, one of many.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Inner peace

Black and White photograph of a street scene in Downtown Miami, Florida, 2008. Street Photography by Emir Shabashvili, see http://street-foto.com, http://miamistreetphoto.com, http://miamistreetphotography.com or http://miamistreetphotographer.com
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With this post I am starting the publication of my street portfolio. You'll always get the link to the same but bigger picture on the storage site (pbase.com/amirko) by clicking on the image and the link where you can order prints (MiamiStreetPhoto), it is right under the picture.

I shot this picture (as the most of my street photos) in downtown Miami. I passed by these figures, then saw the image in my mind, turned around and came back -- they stayed.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

STAS minirail gallery system installed




I routinely print and frame pictures for my clients and for myself, and every time it is necessary to hand and see how it looks in the real home environment; hence a new hole in the poor wall.

Recently I decided to stop this insanity and bought >STAS miniral system<

Today I installed it. What a difference it made! No more drilling. Need to rearrange pictures? Can be done in a matter of seconds. It is easy to install, very convenient to use and affordable.


CONCLUSION: ** Highly recommended **