Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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
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
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Three frames from the event in Little Haiti. Taken with Nikon F5 camera on Kodak P3200TMZ film shot at E.I.12500.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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:)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
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 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
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
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: