As you might remember, we visited Venice at the end of last year. I was finally able to go through the pictures and upload a selection on my portfolio website. Some have been posted before on this site, some are new. To discover them, follow this link : http://portfolio.yanidel.net/?page_id=853
Three weeks into my new dad job, my street photography output has definitely been reduced to close to zero. Indeed, the little one did not allow me to spend much time in the streets. Nevertheless, I am not completely idle and have taken the opportunity to make some order in my archives and think about some short and long term projects.
One of them is a street photography book on Paris. Actually, I already printed a few of them, but they are only drafts. I am pretty happy about the last one but still, it is not at the quality level I want it to evenutally be one day. So I have decided to wait: one year, two years … ten years, who knows. I don’t want to feel my book is good, I want it to be excellent. Yet to make it excellent, I need more pictures and to get more pictures …. I have to travel to Paris. So the news is that we will travel to Paris in October. And probably every year afterwards … until the book is complete. What a good excuse to make the trips last until 2023.
Paris – Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F5.6, 1/90, ISO160
It is never easy to post a picture of a Ford Falcon without risking to hurt sensitivities. It is indeed deeply associated to a dark period of Argentina’s history. Yet I also do find it a fascinating car, and can’t help imagine B movies stories whenever I see one at night. (click on picture for high res)
Leica X1 at 24mm, 1/60, ISO1600
It is often not advised to buy a Leica if one of the main use is to shoot his kids. Now I understand why. But still, it is feasible and its limitations might lead you to frame outside of the box (in the first sense evidently). So this morning I mounted the 90mm Macro Elmar with close up adapter on my M9. Quite a challenge and difficult to get sharp shots, but who cares, it is all about the moment, isn’t it ?
Leica M9 with 90mm Macro Elmar at F4.0, 1/25, ISO800
Two weeks already have gone by since I became a father. And I haven’t posted since then. This is one of the first learning of a first time dad, it does not really let you time to do anything else. I still have my camera with me all the time, but 99% of pictures are about that little thing that keeps you up late at nights. But don’t worry, this blog ain’t gonna be the next cutebabies.com
Still, I miss a lot shooting in the streets and will eventually get back to it very soon.
Ok, I promess, I’ll get back to real stuff soon ;) (click on picture for high res)
Self-portrait – Idle street photographer – Leica X1 at 36mm, F2.8, 1/40, ISO1600