Recent street photography
I've finally gone through the film I picked up over a week ago, and have made a rough edit... I don't love all of these, but there's something in each one that I like, which I figure is good enough justification to live with them a while.
I should probably write a longer post about this, but I've noticed that I tend to use the digital camera for less personal photos, more "recording" or "commercial" (like yesterday's parade photos). On the other hand, I tend to do the more personal and expressive work on (as I said last week) "good, honest Tri-X". Is that a function of film vs. digital? Or is it a function of the digital camera being an SLR, while the film camera is a rangefinder, and therefore more suited to the kind of personal work I do? Hard to say either way, really.
ben razon, on Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 6:37 PM:
really nice work. and I agree with you about the use of digital as opposed to the more personal feeling with film. digital may enable you to catch more scenes, but in the end I think that the way one connects in thought and conscious act of pressing that shutter still remains in the realm of the rangefinder and tri-x.
as the one who started the Winogrand Club, i'd wished there'd been more regular interaction but if in the spirit of Garry one would assume that most of the members are out there, hopefully shooting.
cheers and best.
Luis Liwanag, on Monday, June 21, 2004 at 12:45 AM:
I am just a passerby but street photography is the only thing I know...I always approach every shoot, even for news coverages as I would shooting the streets and now that I use digicams, I felt very cold pictures coming out of my shoots since the captured moments are decided by the camera and not by my trigger finger .I miss the spontaneity that I used to have in my images.Now Ishoot a lot more to compensate for the loss in heartful moments, a loss I grieve for .....