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Street Portrait of a Street Portrait

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Portrait of a Street Portrait

There was some nicely convenient fill light on this corner reflecting off an adjacent building and I wasn’t the only one taking advantage of it. Shortly after taking the shot in my last post I noticed this bloke approach a young couple, tired from a long hot summer’s day, show some examples of his past work, and request a quick portrait.

He was gone as quickly as he came and I have no idea who they were but they live on in a 1/125th second capture of a brief encounter by strangers in a slice of life.


The Gate to Nowhere

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Going through some negatives I’d forgotten about I came across this…

the gate to nowhere


A lonesome gate in the Tasmanian wilderness… not even a fence to keep it company… nor a cattle grid to guard over, let alone a track winding through.

What does it all mean, I pondered.

Don’t fence me in?


Silverwater Sizzles

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Last Saturday was the 15th Annual Silverwater Street and Custom Motorcycle show… and it was bloody hot! The forecast was for 42 (nearly 110 in the shade for you non-decimalised) so I took the opportunity of grabbing some cheap colour film from the supermarket. It doesn’t sell any other kind. I had some left over Tetenal c-41 to develop it in and at 38 degrees I wouldn’t have to waste too much water out the esky to cool it down!

Leica M6 TTL LHSA, 35/1.4 Nokton (I miss my ‘lux (and MP)), Fuji Superia Xtra 400 and ND8 filter.

By late morning everyone was already dripping with sweat but the band still needed to warm up…

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