Street Photography Diary: Issue 14
I never know how to start these Street Photo diary posts. Should I come up with some philosophical observation on the society that I'm documenting? Should I talk about the gear that I used? Should I wax lyrical about the importance of this or that photographic ideology? I just don't know. At the end of the day, much of the images that I take for these street photo diary series are shots I took for me, because I like some aspect of the scene, or I see a story unfolding that looks like it could be interesting.
Sometimes I see an image and I like what I see because of something simple, like the light or the texture. I might like the interplay of light and shadow, or the interaction of colour and motion. A lot of the time, it's not like I stand there and contemplate all these things and then decide to take the shot. When shooting street photography there's no time for that. Something instinctive within you will see the scene and go, yes, that will do. You can philosophise about it after the fact.
The images for this issue are an eclectic mix (aren't they always?). I've been taking photos on the streets of Dublin over the past few weeks whenever I have had the chance, but I hadn't really set out to shoot "street photography" on any particular occasion. I did try something interesting on one of the excursions, and that was to use my old Nikon mount ultra wide (10-22) Sigma lens on the A6000 which led to some interesting results. I got some nice shots, but my god is that a bad lens. One side is out of focus and the other is sharp. Well, sort of sharp. Colours are awful through it too. To be fair, I got it second hand for next to nothing, so I can't really complain too much. It's an interesting change of perspective though.
Other images are from the Sony A6000 with Sigma 30mm and Fuji X-E1 with 35mm f/1.4. I think there's one Nikon D700 shot in there too!
Anyway, until the next issue, enjoy!
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