The street art scene in Perth has increased quite a bit. The local government has commissioned international artists to work all over the city. I usually dont like taking photos of other people’s work, so I try to take it in my own point of view. Sadly I do not know who the artists are and thus cannot give them credit. If you recognize any of the artist work please let me know. The films I used are Agfa Precisa CT, Kodak Ultramax 400 and Agfa Vista 400 & 200. All taken with the little Canonet QL17 GIII.
Although i am able to count the number of times i have gone out and shot with my konica fta in one hand thus far, i have experienced a tremendous change in pace, consideration, observation and enjoyment. Each potential shot was considered and actually remembered, a feeling of excitement and fear arose.
” i hope it is exposed correctly”
“damnit i forgot to change the settings”
“oh shit light condition just changed”
“are the shadows harsh?”
For the first time i feel i have control, the camera listens to me. I dont need batteries, sunny 16 is my guide. I take my time, walk amongst the populace hoping to capture a moment in time. I have come up with themes and mini assignments whilst out and about, and feel people are much less threatened by my konica. I wouldnt say i am anti social but i dont tend to start conversations with people out in the street. But shooting film has instilled an appreciation for the outside environment. perhaps its the change of pace or the meditative like experience. all i know is it feels great 🙂
However some things remain the same. Hesitations followed by regrets still plague me.
“Should I ask for the shot?”
” I should have taken that shot”
” That person is a great subject”
” Why did i take so long to ask”
This is something which i wish to change and I am hoping to get over with experience and successes. Any thoughts, advice and tips are welcomed 🙂 Thanks for the visit.