Apr 062014

We were woken up this morning by the sound of music. Indeed, runners of the marathon were passing under our window. Lots of energy, well, for about every one.  (click on picture for high res)

Paris Marathon Yanidel

Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO160

Apr 052014

So we made it to Paris and found a scene on our way to the rental flat.

It seems that the master wasn’t very satisfied about Medor’s driving. (click on picture for high)

Driving dog Yanidel

Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/2000, ISO160

Apr 042014

Tomorrow we are heading to Paris for one full week of street shooting.

I’ll also go to the inauguration of an exhibit featuring a series of my pictures in large prints. More to come on this topic soon.

Bridge Family Yanidel

Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F4.0, 1/1000, ISO160

Apr 012014

So I made the list of “10 Most Influential Active Street Photographers” on streethunters.net

Evidently, influential is not equal to most talented and of course, this is the internet, anybody can come up with such a listing any day. Nevertheless, since there is currently no such thing as the Great Council of Street Photographers to grant a Yearly HCB Award, I’ll humbly take the compliment. I think it reflects on five years of sharing a daily picture, as well as all the experiences around it, be them failures or successes.

(PS this article also shows one of the main drawbacks of publishing derisive selfies on the internet. They stay forever. I will now have to deal with the reputation of a permanently drunk street photographer)


Mar 302014

… still a few years before its first heroic feats. (click on picture for high res)

I took some snaps at my hometown Carnival this afternoon with the Nokia 1020. I must admit that action shots were quite a struggle, there is definitely a steep learning curve with this camera.

Batman begins Yanidel

Nokia 1020, F2.2 at ISO100