My favourite way of taking pictures is when you spot something and you have to be super-quick to capture it. The will-I-get-the-camera-out-in-time, will-it-be-in-focus and will-they-see-me-moment where luck is crucial. These are three of my favourites where speed was of the essence. They're pretty old too, I shot these back in the day when my Lomo was my camera of choice in the mid-Nineties. I must get some new batteries for it, I'm so up for the challenge of that crazy little camera again.
love the last photo. im so so bad at photographing strangers! i will always chicken out and be too slow and just say: oh that would be a good picture! bad, bad photographer!ReplyDelete
I would take the best pictures od strangers when I don't have my camera with me. I don't know why this happens, but when I do have it nothing seems to happen, no cool dressed people on the street...ReplyDelete
haha, jag är lite som ovanstående talare Mette... lite för feg oftast. Men vad bra dessa var, speciellt sista o första - GUBBARNA!ReplyDelete
Ha, I love that first one. I guess it's only in the London underground escalators you can actually take a nap because they are so loooong! :)ReplyDelete
oh yes, get your lomo out again. i did a double take at that last shot - at first glance i thought he was picasso. he he.ReplyDelete
I love taking photographs of situations like this. Martin Parr is my favorite photographer, by the way.ReplyDelete
Sometimes it's hard not to feel guilty when you capture something intimate, though.
Which LOMO wre you using at that time ? The LCA ?ReplyDelete
clicky overload: I agree that it feels almost as if you're stealing something but I don't feel as bad if the subject didn't notice (they didn't in these pictures - phew!)...ReplyDelete
marion: yes, the LCA. such a great little stealth camera. just ridiculously unreliable though :0)
rulltrappor måste ju va exemplariska egentligen för såna bilder, om man åker åt olika håll o så gåre gaaanska sakta..perfekt!
@famapa: Yep, you just have to be extra sneaky.ReplyDelete
Talk about stealing: I just had to blog about you collecting "The End" frames. It's the perfect thing to collect. So awesome.
Hope it's fine with you.
oh no, too stressy for me! but would like to be good in it! must be fun! they look good!ReplyDelete
I love the first one!!! What a great shot!ReplyDelete
Great pictures! The first one is hilarious! :)ReplyDelete
Love these, the last one in particular, it really seems to capture a character, you could easily make up a life for that gentleman!ReplyDelete
that last shot is just brilliant!ReplyDelete
so so good!!!
funny that i, too, just dusted off my fisheye lomo and started shooting a roll. let's see what i'll get.
love these, and i love that "hurry up and shoot!" moment, too. i have twice as many misses as hits, though....ReplyDelete
Hahaha, great photos! I like them all!ReplyDelete
Vilka bilder! Den första var ju underbar!ReplyDelete
Wow, that old man sleeping on the escalators of the tube! It's priceless!ReplyDelete
Love the colors of all three. But that first pic is really great. You must be super quick to have got your camera out in time for it :)ReplyDelete