Trip update : on the road again

After two weeks of rest in Argentina, it is time to hit the road again. Tonight we head for Mendoza then will cross the border...
After two weeks of rest in Argentina, it is time to hit the road again. Tonight we head for Mendoza then will cross the border to Chile. We will be in Santiago for one day then take a trans pacific flight to Auckland, New Zealand. Here again, we will stay only one day (the Rugby World Cup has pushed lodging prices to the roof) and therefore connect straight to Sydney, Australia. It will then be time to start our great road trip, that is two months in a campervan. (click on picture for high res)

True colors : change of processing

After 18 months using the same preset, I though it was probably time to experiment with a change of look of my pictures. The new...
After 18 months using the same preset, I though it was probably time to experiment with a change of look of my pictures. The new processing is very light, just a few Lightroom sliders tweaks here and there. The goal is to actually depict the world as it is, with its true colors.  I hope you will enjoy it. (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken in Istanbul with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Selling street photographs, Part I.

Imagine all you do in your life is to walk the streets of some great cities and take pictures. No assignments, just shoot what you...
Imagine all you do in your life is to walk the streets of some great cities and take pictures. No assignments, just shoot what you like … and sell it .... This article relates my first year experience selling street photographs, click here or on picture to read it.

The schoolyard

The schoolyard all to herself, a little girl enjoys a few instants of freedom in the middle of Cusco (click on picture for high res)...
The schoolyard all to herself, a little girl enjoys a few instants of freedom in the middle of Cusco (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/8000, ISO160

A dog named Maradona

As we walked down a street of Cusco, we suddenly heard "Maradona, Maradona". For a while, one could almost think that the God of football...
As we walked down a street of Cusco, we suddenly heard "Maradona, Maradona". For a while, one could almost think that the God of football was in the same street, yet he was not. It was just a little girl calling her dog. I never thought someone would ever call its dog Maradona, it made me laugh for quite a while. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph

The beach in Cienfuegos

Whenever they have a while to escape (which is actually quite often), Cubans crowd buses or any kind of transport mean and head for a...
Whenever they have a while to escape (which is actually quite often), Cubans crowd buses or any kind of transport mean and head for a day at the beach. (click on pictures for high res) PS: still taking a rest in Rosario. Posting pictures taken during the first 3 months of the trip. All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

The raincoat tripytch

When rain suddenly starts to pour, street artists sometimes find themselves stuck with little protection. Of course, a box will do ... though an important...
When rain suddenly starts to pour, street artists sometimes find themselves stuck with little protection. Of course, a box will do ... though an important feature was  missing for better usability.  (click on pictures for high res)

The five most popular types of street photography

In my spare time, I do look at a lot of street photographs, be it in books, Flickr or at exhibits. While there is an...
In my spare time, I do look at a lot of street photographs, be it in books, Flickr or at exhibits. While there is an endless variety of subjects, approaches, and styles, I believe that most photographs can be linked to a determined type of street photography. The proposed listing below does not intend to be comprehensive, but provides a quick (and spontaneous... ) description of what I believe are the five most popular types in today's street photography. Theses types are obviously not mutually exclusive and you'll most probably find that your pictures  or preferences fall in a mix...

Red attracts bulls

Watch out, red attracts bulls.  (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F5.6, 1/500, ISO160 - shot in San...
Watch out, red attracts bulls.  (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F5.6, 1/500, ISO160 - shot in San Miguel de Allende

Rainy day on Puerto Lopez

It rained on Puerto Lopez, the beach is almost deserted. Some will brave the sea anyways, others had to the bar for some leisure time....
It rained on Puerto Lopez, the beach is almost deserted. Some will brave the sea anyways, others had to the bar for some leisure time. (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph