Dec 202011

After two months spent in the safe haven of Australia, we finally made it to the Philippines. Difficult to describe Manila with words, but I guess "Chaos" would be perfect to describe the first impression one gets when entering the city.

Unluckily, I feel that my candid rate is going to decrease drastically. Indeed, at almost 2 meters high, I am almost a Circus freak here … (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph


Dec 182011

Poland will be our destination today for this film picture taken by Johan Linden. (click on picture for high res)

Leica M6 with 35mm Summarit

Here is what Johan wrote about his picture :

Here's one of my own favourite street photographs. I took it in in Gdansk, Poland (where I study) sometime during the spring this year. It was shot from the hip.

Johan recently started blogging, you can have a look there :

Dec 182011

In the Sydney Harbour, ferry workers have a quick cigarette before the next hop on, hop off. Ladies wearing their best dresses converge to the Opera for the evening performance. And a few lone souls spend long minutes scrutinizing the horizon, dreaming of great adventures in far away lands.  (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph.

Dec 172011

Let's head back to New York today and have a look at this shot taken by Kevin Hall. (click on picture for high res)

Leica M9 with 50mm Summilux Asph at F1.4

This is what Kevin wrote about it :

This Mary Poppins picture was a stroke of luck. Mary Poppins is an old story in at least this country of a governess who had an umbrella that whisked her around the place (if I remember correctly). I hit the focus on a Mary Poppins type girl in New York City with an umbrella while trying to shield my camera from the sleet. 
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Dec 172011

The coathanger is the nickname of the gigantic Sydney Harbour Bridge (obviously due to its arch from). Opened back in 1932, it allows cars, trains, bikes and even walkers to cross from dowtown to the North shore. I could not help thinking about the many commuter, travellers or migrants that saw the changing face of Sydney from its deck over the last 80 years. (click on pictures for high res)

Leica M8 with 35mm Summilux Asph