This roll of images took me once again about a month to finish. I took it to the streets, to a hiking trip and when I went out to take out the trash. The result is few street shots, few nature shots and few trash shots. Here are the few street shots I liked. These versions are straight from the scanner without any editing in Photoshop or Snapseed etc. Once again: Olympus OM-1, Kodak Tri-x 400 pushed to 800, zuiko 50mm f1.8 lens. Mostly sunny 16’nd all the exposures.
I finally caved in. I usually try to avoid shooting walkers or people on cell phones, but let’s face it — that is what people do on the streets. I don’t find the image fascinating as such, but at least it is a documentary of a typical street scene of our day and age. Avoiding shots like these is a big challenge in street photography. Just try to find people doing anything else than just walking around or fingering their cell phones. Everyone… I mean EVERYONE are on their phones all the time. One other note. This is one of the few times that I’ve shot from the other side of the street. I usually hate shots like that, because they seem so lazy and easy. On this image it kinda is justified, because the two people make almost a perfect pair with a nice symmetry in the composition. Also the lighting favours this kind of composition. So I guess sometimes it’s ok to shoot from the other side of the street.
Bunch of young people of Helsinki. For once I kinda like a picture taken from a further distance. This is also something I try to avoid, but this time I let it go and just shot from a distance without even trying to make an effort to go in. I like the big REX sign on the background and the sunny tones.
Another one taken from a distance. I like the sense of movement in this photo. The two people entering the frame and the hobo is clearly turning to see who’s coming.