Fuji X-T2 and XF 18-55mm LM OIS Lens – 1/125 @ f/5.6 – ISO 200
This is a casual portrait I took of the legendary street photographer Louis Mendes at the 2018 Coney Island Mermaid Parade. If you live in the NYC area you probably have met him. Thank you Louis for being a gentleman.
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St-John’s Street – Québec – Right beside St-John’s Gate
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Time passes © Steven Willard
I was standing in a light drizzle, struck by the impression that the picket fence represented time; how on the right, up close, it’s easy to see each day-if each picket equals one day, but as it recedes into the past (distance) the days blur into each other. Can you see what I mean? And the grave markers merge more and more into each other the farther into the past they are. Isn’t that how time seems to us? We know that a day is a day, but the farther into the past the smaller they appear, and the more they blend into one another, even though we know that each day was the same. Likewise, although the grave markers seem smaller, to the people present at the time they were placed, they represented loss on the same scale as the more recent ones. The fact that the markers seem smaller in the distance doesn’t mean the loved ones the markers represent were mourned for any less.
The older I get the longer the line of pickets that merge into one another. The fact that I have a hard time distinguishing one day in the past from another doesn’t mean they were less important, or that the people I can barely recall were less important to me then, time just does that. See what I mean?
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Olympus OMD EM5 with 20mm f1.7 Panasonic lens.
“Achtung Baby” U2 Coverband live at the Kassel Old Town Festival. 16.06.2018.
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I said some weeks ago that I will be getting back to a more analogue way of doing things. This involved me lugging around( with smile on my face I might add) my Hasselblad and a 40mm lens. I did a series of lighthearted – lets call them snaps some years back I called @work. Just taken at work of people I could persuade to get in front of the camera. So this is a repeat of that. Anders is a much better photographer than me so I was pleased he didn’t mind me taking this shot of him during a break.
Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm f/4.0 CFE IF
Film: Kodak T-Max 400 asa at box speed.
Dev: 6.45 mins @20°C
Scan: Epson V700 Dry scan with better scanning.com holder
PP: LR and Niks
I left the house on Thursday thinking “oh my goodness, I need to schedule a photo for Monochromia”. This thought was quickly followed by “when am I going to be able to find time to do some shooting?”
Then I got to my office, jumped out of the truck, and saw this guy walking on the sidewalk in front of the door to my office. Aren’t the patterns wonderful? If you’d like to see the colors, visit my personal blog space and see the Instagram photo that I shared.
Aren’t turtles awesome?