Took the FAMBAM to the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show and it was a BLAST! If you’re not familiar with the term “show” it loosely translates to “State Fair” or evening “Carnival” for those who find themselves not Australian. I took the opportunity to shoot some family stuff along with a bunch of fun street shots.
Off the back of the T2 and T3 fame, the Contax TVS Digital has started to (hilariously) climb in price. It's a surprisingly fun shooter, despite its age and lack of megapixels - it's got five! The TVSd is pretty slow to focus, but nails it almost always but it does take a while to write to old ass SD cards. The files it produces aren't terrible though! The JPGs are perfectly usable and are generally pretty sharp. That said though, it's not worth the silly prices it's currently commanding.
I more-often-than-not shoot Black & White for both film and digital work. Recently, I've started to question whether or not shooting in Black & White actually does make your street photography any better?
Work sent me on a week long trip to Sydney so used some of my off time to shoot some terribly touristy shots and a little street (of course). To be honest, it's mainly touristy shots with a the occasional street shot, but the Opera House is a magnificent building and I had fun shooting it!
I managed to cop a freebie ticket to the 2018 AFL Grand Final between Collingwood and West Coast. While I had no vested interest in either team winning, Collingwood fans are insufferable at the best of times so watching their team fail in front of them was the ultimate prize. I captured some of the action inside the MCG, but there was more action outside after the game. Shot with my Ricoh GR and converted to Black & White for justice.
Mike returns for his second guest post, this time focusing on The World Cup In Dumbo viewing party that he happened to stumble upon. With Baci and his Fuji in toe he truly captured the emotion of the World Cup (but in Brooklyn, obviously).