The difficult part about these shots is the colour pallette. I don't particularly like the pallette in this shot but you need to start with something and finding a minimal pallette on the street is not an easy task let alone hoping the right subject matter will enter the frame with the right attitude. I'm interested to know if anyone who reads / looks at this blog considers such thing's.
I've just returned home from work and I've checked Uchujin's tweet of the making of a Daguerreotype. Started watching it and was really impressed by the amount of work, preparation and tools needed to create one. And I thought regular development was a challenge.
Shooting with the Rollei 35 is very hit and miss. The focus is all based on distance. There is a finder but you cannot see the focus through it. And shooting at f/2.8 at night and candid photos at that makes this task even more difficult. So I was surprised to see this shot turn out so sharp.
Little experiment. Faces of Tokyo on white.
Random girl found of the street that would pose (with assistance from friends)
Sometimes you have to really hunt for these types of shots.
Sometimes you find a gem in the crowd.
Taken with the trusty Voigtlander Bessa R2A. Now had I used canon's new camera, the 5D mk2 We'd have had an out of focus shot. A wonderfully exposed, out of focus shot mind you.