Street Photography Articles
Much better to learn the first steps of tight rope walking on the lawn of the Luxemburg Garden, than 100 meters up in the air. Mom can only agree. (click on picture for high res)
Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/350, ISO160
This is a picture where about everything went wrong. I ran but got in position late, the framing was slightly bent and I misfocused. In the end, the result might be a picture that is more interesting than what I had envisioned. Anyways, I like it, I guess that is what matters most ? (click on picture for high res)
Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/4000, ISO160
After a fierce fight against the Forces of the Underground, the Princess could finally escape and rejoin the world of Those that live in the Daylight. (click on picture for high res)
PS : We are back in Argentina, it seems that I am in creative mood …
Leica M9 with 24mm Elmarit at F2.8, 1/350, ISO160
While in Paris, my friend Simon from Germany joined us for a couple of days. He did take along my dream lens, that is the Leica 24mm Summilux and let me use it during his stay. So here I found myself like a kid with a new toy, wandering the streets of Paris on a rainy afternoon.
Make no mistake, shooting street photography with a 24mm lens is extremely challenging. Yet the use of an ultra wide field of view together with a F1.4 aperture does open up new creative opportunities since it allows the use of selective focus (provided of course that your subjects are relatively close to you). The lens itself is rather large but I found it to balance very well on the M9, and obviously the build is what can be expected from Leica. Image wise, well, that is simple, it would fit perfectly along my 35mm Lux Asph and 60mm Hexanon. Same kind of performance and rendering; sharp center at F1.4, high contrast and butter smooth bokeh.
Now I just need to find €6000. Ouch. That is not going to happen. Or perhaps I could use a little more my 24mm Elmarit, which is definitely no slouch either.
More to come on this topic.
Nun by Hotel de Ville – Leica M9 with 24mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO160