19/08/2009

Sneaky sneaky



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.

21 comments:

  1. 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!

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  2. 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...

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  3. haha, jag är lite som ovanstående talare Mette... lite för feg oftast. Men vad bra dessa var, speciellt sista o första - GUBBARNA!

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  4. 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! :)
    Nice shot.

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  5. 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.

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  6. I love taking photographs of situations like this. Martin Parr is my favorite photographer, by the way.
    Sometimes it's hard not to feel guilty when you capture something intimate, though.

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  7. Which LOMO wre you using at that time ? The LCA ?

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  8. 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!)...

    marion: yes, the LCA. such a great little stealth camera. just ridiculously unreliable though :0)

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  9. rulltrappan! gubben!
    rulltrappor måste ju va exemplariska egentligen för såna bilder, om man åker åt olika håll o så gåre gaaanska sakta..perfekt!

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  10. @famapa: Yep, you just have to be extra sneaky.
    Talk about stealing: I just had to blog about you collecting "The End" frames. It's the perfect thing to collect. So awesome.

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  11. http://the-cuddly-cactus.blogspot.com/2009/08/end.html

    Hope it's fine with you.

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  12. oh no, too stressy for me! but would like to be good in it! must be fun! they look good!

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  13. I love the first one!!! What a great shot!

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  14. Great pictures! The first one is hilarious! :)

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  15. Love these, the last one in particular, it really seems to capture a character, you could easily make up a life for that gentleman!

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  16. that last shot is just brilliant!
    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.

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  17. love these, and i love that "hurry up and shoot!" moment, too. i have twice as many misses as hits, though....

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  18. Hahaha, great photos! I like them all!
    Adorable men!

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  19. Vilka bilder! Den första var ju underbar!

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  20. Wow, that old man sleeping on the escalators of the tube! It's priceless!

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  21. 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 :)

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