There’s a lot in this photo. I was walking down the street and just froze realizing what was here, and took about ten minutes after setting up to just wait for a moment. After shooting about 30 shots I felt I had something. What I didn’t know is I captured this guy sprinting down the street. I hadn’t even noticed him! Where he was going, or why… that is not known, not when you catch a ghost in frame. Certainly he’s between where he was and where he’s going. That was enough for me. I’m quite happy with this rendering of the image. It took me hours to complete and multiple tries to get right. I know it won’t be for everyone, but it’s definitely for me. So, I’m happy it’s mine. There’s just so much happening in the photo, and I draw a lot of different meanings out of…
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The tanks and army men make me think that Lorenzo Quinn‘s “This Is Not A Game” is wanky comment on war as entertainment, but then the mini and the moped look like he’s just had a cool idea.
Anyway, I like it, and it reminds me of that brilliant Target toy sale display:
During my staying in Lisbon I spent some good time in the streets, taking pictures of strangers and getting lost in a wonderful city. When my good friend Diogo told me about his Leica M2 I was thrilled. I played with a Leica M9 in the past, but never with an M2.
He gave me the camera equipped with a Voigtlander 35mm f2.5, a couple of rolls of Kodak Tri-X 400 and I was totally set. I have to confess that I had to cheat a little bit during this street session but I’ll explain to you later.
The first thing to do was to load the film. A bit tricky for a complete M2 virgin like me.
First thing you have to remove the bottom part of the camera and take out the spare roll.
Then you lock the film into the spare roll and you…
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