He traveled all over the world and his legacy must be immense. Oh now I remember I saw not so long ago a book about Brussels of him. I looked into it and really liked it as a time given document as well.
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would love to go to Brussels when the light is good and shoot on the streets and also in the taverns.
here is one from Newport Beach Ca. Hope you like "bubbles breaking"
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Where's my mommy was an interesting scene this girl was playing and notice her mommy was not by here side anymore and started to freak out.
Love to go down to the beach to shoot various situations.
Kolkata, NEX5N, ZM 18/4
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Here are a few photographs from a series that might be titled "Breakfast in Kolkata." You can tell it's winter. All are taken using a NEX-5N with ZM 18/4 lens.
The gentlemen in the first image are all saying to themselves, When is he going to stop focus-peaking and take the picture? Doesn't he know that autofocus cameras have been invented? Nettar
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Best regards - Hermann
Thanks for your kind remarks, Hermann. Actually, the issue you raise is particularly interesting to me. Most "street photographers" like their subjects to be unaware of the camera, but for me it is always a bonus if at least one of the subjects looks into the lens. Indeed, I tend to edit out other images. For me, the character of an image changes, for the better, if there is a link between one of the subjects and the viewer. I think I am in a substantial minority here -- I suspect that the great majority of street photographers like to shoot incognito, and indeed, I believe that more than a few photographers insist that "true" street photography should be like that.
Sometimes I ask my subjects to pose. I don't pose them, but I ask them to adopt a pose. (But it wasn't like that in any of the pictures I've posted so far.) This seems to reveal personality traits of the subject; are they formal or relaxed, for example; are they aggressive or gentle.
I think you will understand, Hermann, if I say that I like very much the posed images of August Sander. Nettar
But since pictures always tell/proof more than words, two divergent pictures, I took in Italy, may elucidate my take on that question:
"Facades", Imperia, Liguria, Italia
NEX-5n with Kit Zoom @ 18mm & f/6.3
"Padrone", Imperia, Liguria, Italia
NEX-5n with Kit Zoom @ 27mm & f/6.3
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I really like the fact that both images are square-on -- kind of Walker Evans but with people. Nettar
Rainy evening in Beijing. Both with NEX-5N and ZM 18mm. Nettar
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Best regards - Hermann
Thanks for your kind words and critique, Hermann. I'd like to see more of your work, and more generally I'd like to see Vivek's "Street images" thread stay alive. Surely one of the attractions of NEX cameras is the discretion of use offered by their small size. More than a few of the images in this thread, perhaps including yours, would not be possible using a larger, more aggressive camera.
In physics, the "observer effect" argues that we can't measure (some) systems without affecting the system itself, and it's just like that in photography -- with a large, conspicuous camera we may not be able to photograph people without significantly changing the way they respond. However, looking down into the screen of a small camera has a rather small, nonthreatening impact on our subjects. Nettar
Workmen. NEX-5N with ZM 18mm.