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?
Can a “cheap” lens for your Leica be any good? Yes. Is it worth buying? Absolutely! Do I have any screen presence? No.
In this video and write up I (poorly attempt to) check out the now well tested and surprisingly good 7Artisans 35mm by taking a brief walk through Fitzroy, Melbourne and an Abandoned Inner City Petrol Station.
The Ricoh GR is my favourite camera of all time and I'll tell you why.
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!
or this video I took the winning Ricoh R10 and film Kodak Tri-X 400 into Melbourne's CBD for some street photography. Wasn't too bad either! The little R10 is a real winner and Tri-x really ticks my boxes. I've been loving Black and White film for such a long time and I'm really seeing why Tri-X is such a go-to for many photogs.
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.
Went out with my trusty little Ricoh R10 in this dodgy and beat to hell abandoned house, it’s actually just down the street from my house so the commute was easy. I’ve been meaning to shoot it before they knock it down which happens pretty regularly in my area. So, I thought I’d check it out and shoot some film of course!
Took the Bronica RF 645 out for a Medium Format street session in Richmond. I headed to Victoria Street where there's a pretty sweet Vietnamese ex-pat community along the tram line. This video showcases the strength of T-Max 400, it's such a nice fine grain B+W film that I'm really beginning to prefer it over HP5+.
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).
Held annually since 2012, “Shot in The Heart of Melbourne” or SITHOM is a Street Photography and Photojournalism exhibition that celebrates the decisive, and often indecisive, but always graceful moments that occur within our gritty, yet beautiful city.
JC heads back into Melbourne’s Chinatown with his tiny Ricoh GR to shoot some afternoon street. You’ll see all the […]
The Contax TVS Digital is a high-end compact camera within the legendary T range and the only digital model of the group. Boasting a massive 1/1.8", 5 Megapixel CCD sensor this little titanium box was one of the last models pumped out of the Kyocera factories sporting the Contax badge. In 2002 I was just barely talking to girls and trying to figure out how to pass my Math classes, so this little Contax was WAAAAY off my radar when it was released.
JC heads back into Melbourne's CBD with his tiny Ricoh GR to tour some of the iconic laneways early in the morning. You'll see all the results, even the terrible ones!
JC heads into Melbourne's busy CBD during his lunch break to shoot a roll of Ilford HP5 400 with his Contax G2 on the street.
The old saying goes a picture tells a thousand words. Its hard to capture the full story in one photograph however some of the best images capture a hint of it. A photograph tells you a lot about the person who clicked the shutter.
I reached out to someone I connected with on Instagram @mikeyboards. We connected over our shared obsession for taking photos of strangers on the streets, how awkward it can be and how we approach it. He shares how he got started making photos on the streets of New York City with his dog, Baci.