This is my first post of 2012. Been busy with getting That’s Life on the map and I have to say we have been receiving quite a positive response with regards to the collective (www.thatslife.in).
Anyway, as my back started to feel better (nursing a herniated disc), I got back on the streets with my x100. Here are a few images I made before my camera developed the apparently common sticky aperture blades problem 😦 It will now have to be sent to USA for repairs…bummer.
Only in Mumbai!
An attempt at surrealism
What was life before cellphones?
A voyeuristic photographer friend in the background
Early morning at the Mahalxmi race course
I recently met a really good street photographer from Scotland. His name is Dougie Wallace and he has a really interesting style of imagery and uses the flash in very unique ways. Check out his work at http://www.dougiewallace.com. He apparently heard of me from the writer of the well known book ‘Street Photography Now’ who told him to look me up in Mumbai. Not sure how the writer heard of me but was quite pleased when Dougie told me this:)
Anyway Dougie and I spent some time shooting the streets together. With the x100 out of action I picked up the Leica and some film and headed out. It was a fun day and it was interesting how both of us, with totally contrasting styles of shooting, went about creating our images.
I just love how film renders highlights
Dougie Wallace maneuvering peak traffic on the streets of Mumbai
With my x100 gone for a while, I am now tempted to try shooting some colour on the streets. Not sure how that might turn out but will be heading out with my DSLR one of these days. Will have to adapt my style and my eye to creating interesting colour images. Looking forward to the challenge 🙂