Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Too loud

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I came across this gentleman at a festival in Overtown Miami this weekend; he was comfortably listening to Nicole Henry's singing with fingers in his ears. Don't get the message wrong: she's a great singer; its is just the amplification was indeed at the highest possible setting.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ten rules for him who wishes to be a painter a photographer



I an reading Salvador Dali's hilarious book (50 Secrets Of Magic Craftsmanship, 1947) and couldn't help but edit his "10 rules of painter" to apply them to photography. Enjoy:)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Walking Downtown

HP5-84-15pr1sm It is a rare occasion when I develop a film the same day it had been exposed, like today. I saw this "mummy" holding the door on SE 3rd Avenue, close to Biscayne; shot few frames with Olympus P&S I always have with me; this is the better one out of 3 or 4. It hold no meaning or morale; has no story to tell; everything it has is purely visual -- just what I'm looking for:)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Soccer fan

KT3200-04-07pr1sm At South Beach last Friday, Tmax P3200 film exposed at E.I.6400 / developed to ISO 12500; Nikon F5 camera with DW-30 waist level finder installed.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Winwood in June

AR400-206-24pr1sm Winwood is a neighborhood just North of Overtown; colorful, strange and beautiful. It has Art and Fashion sub-districts. Out of two, I like the Fashion; primarily because of the people. It is full of small humble shops swarming with customers during the day, at the same time, it is still Winwood -- with all the colors (which I proudly ignore with my B&W setups) and all the murals/graffities...plus, of course, the famous signature of the place: the emptiness. I've been there last May with the folks from Miami Street Photography Club, had a chance to use my Bessa L and my Nikon F5; all in all the time well spent

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Nikon Nights: myths debunked

KT3200-03-27pr1sm It had been my believe for ages that a rangefinder is the best camera for available light/night time candid street photography, and it still is...with one bold exception: Nikon F5 SLR. Heavy big camera just won't shake at all. It is stable in hands as it is attached to the tripod -- well, almost. Plus, it has interchangeable viewfinders I love; use them to compose from the low view point; like the bright high magnification finder DW-31 or the convenient waist level finder DW-30. Add to the recipe Ilford Delta 3200 or Kodak Tmax P3200 film pushed to 12500 ASA and you have the best film-based night-time street setup ever! Of course it is BIG, BOLD and HEAVY camera and I have been noticed and frowned at much more often when with F5 than with my leicas but the results are stunning and I don't care. Let it fly!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer is here!

HP5-75-24pr2sm This blog had been static for some time; I was too preoccupied with my office job. But, I never stop shooting. So I have some pictures to post. This one (above) is of particular value to me because it had been pre-meditated. I envisioned it first and then waited for the missing human element. It finally came out of nowhere and cornered the building; I pushed the button and my Nikon F5/Ilford HP5+/some Diafine did the rest:) Now let's add few more from the same period in May, taken in downtown Miami. Enjoy: