Photographing people taking photographs. Cosina CX-2. Tri-X
A couple of weeks ago Marie of ‘shimmering grains’ published some pictures of people taking photographs in New York. She said it wasn’t an intentional theme but, as I commented on her post, it seemed to me it would make a good one. With an hour to wait for a train in York, I decided to give it a trial run. I shot a 36 exposure Tri-X in Lomo’s daddy, a Cosina CX-2 (35mm lens).
One handed (baggage in the other), all the shots above were taken within less than an hour and it was a little weird to find the final shot on the platform from which my train departed. Now I’d like to repeat the project with a ‘longer’ lens, a 90mm on either an Olympus OM or the Voigtlander rangefinder to get better quality, hopefully without losing the spontaneity. The film was developed in D-76.
I love this! So quirky. I always try to avoid getting other photographers in my shots but these make me rethink doing that now. People love to photograph.
I was the same as you till I saw Marie’s post and thought it worth a film. I was pleased I did as it made me look at things in a completely different way. Apart from the last shot (I usually keep one shot at the end of a film in case something comes up and was really glad I had this one) I like the last three or four, especially the couple shooting the same thing. Can you imagine the ‘discussion’ about who’s is best? 😉
PS. I replied to your comment about the wide and slim on that post.
There’s a lot of people with cameras, haha, wow. I am impressed!
Yes, but even more taking pix with phones. This is clearly the ‘snapshot’ kit of the future. I think the compact digital is on its way out, which must be worrying some of the manufacturers. On the other hand, it is amazing how many people who are clearly not ‘photographers’ are lugging around massively clumsy bits of kit with huge zoom lenses. York is one of very many places in Yorkshire which, you might say, is very photogenic.
Wow, you have been diligent, I must say! I love htese, great work!
And of course, thanks again for your kind words!
Have a nice evening!
Thanks Marie. I told you that you were “inspirational” 🙂 .
hehe…. THANK you!! 🙂