Four hands for a handlebar

I don't know who is the best rider of the two, but I surely can say who looks the coolest. (click on picture for high...
I don't know who is the best rider of the two, but I surely can say who looks the coolest. (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/4000, ISO160

If feet could play music …

... would crosswalks be their favorite instrument ?  (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/3000, ISO160, ND...
... would crosswalks be their favorite instrument ?  (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/3000, ISO160, ND filter

Weekly poll #5 : Do you shoot street photography mainly in colors or B&W?

It is Monday again and already time for a new poll. Today's question is straight forward, looking at your preference in terms of film or...
It is Monday again and already time for a new poll. Today's question is straight forward, looking at your preference in terms of film or post-processing. As always, feel free to add any further comments on your choice in the dedicated section below. Evidently, today's picture had to be posted both in colors and B&W to make sure there is no bias in the vote ;)  It was taken by the Arch of Triumph and for once, I did ask for permission. Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO160 As for last week's poll "What is your...

Street or not street ?

I took the two following pictures this afternoon on the shores of Lake Geneva. At first, I thought I would only show picture A due...
I took the two following pictures this afternoon on the shores of Lake Geneva. At first, I thought I would only show picture A due to its clearly identificable human presence. Indeed, one of the key attributes of street photography is the presence of humans and the way they interact with their environment. Yet, I'd be curious to know your opinion on picture B.  (as always, you are welcome to elaborate on your answer in the comments section) [cardoza_wp_poll id=3] I'll reflect back on this with some insights on these shots in a couple of days. Picture A) Picture B)...

Discover my new “Latest work” portfolio section

I have created a new section on my portfolio website. It is called "Latest work" and features a selection of my best pictures taken during...
I have created a new section on my portfolio website. It is called "Latest work" and features a selection of my best pictures taken during the last few months. Indeed, my choice to post a daily picture on this website also means that I have to make some compromise on the quality of work I show. I'd love to show 365 stunning pictures a year, yet this kind of production is simply impossible in street photography. My portfolio is therefore the repository of what I consider my best pictures. The first series is called "Paris, Summer 2012". You'll evidently recognize...

Ariadne’s thread

To the younger ones, the Paris metro must look like a gigantic labyrinth. A great place to play and run around, but making sure to...
To the younger ones, the Paris metro must look like a gigantic labyrinth. A great place to play and run around, but making sure to never cut the parental Ariadne's thread. (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/125, ISO160

The Human Comedy

What a great idea to call a café "Le café de la comédie", because there is indeed often a piece of Human Comedy going on...
What a great idea to call a café "Le café de la comédie", because there is indeed often a piece of Human Comedy going on at each of its table. (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.8, 1/350, ISO160

Some thoughts on lens selection

A draft of my future Paris book has been sent to Blurb for a first print and I hope to receive within a couple of...
A draft of my future Paris book has been sent to Blurb for a first print and I hope to receive within a couple of weeks. Meanwhile I did a quick analysis of the 70+ pictures that are part of it, and more specifically, the lenses that I used to shoot them. The results are roughly as follows : M9 + 35mm Lux Asph : 33.3% of pictures M9 + 50mm Cron        : 33.3% M9 + 60mm Hexanon  : 33.3%   So, what is my take on it ? Well, as I mentioned in this week's poll "What is your...

The master of the Headless clan

Once their head are removed, the headless ones still need to be guided home.  (click on picture for high res) Leica X1 at 36mm, F4.0,...
Once their head are removed, the headless ones still need to be guided home.  (click on picture for high res) Leica X1 at 36mm, F4.0, 1/250, ISO400

Weekly poll #4 : What is your favorite focal length for street photography?

I made some changes to the poll format to allow Ipad/mobile users to participate. Note that the poll lists 24x36mm full frame equivalents, so if...
I made some changes to the poll format to allow Ipad/mobile users to participate. Note that the poll lists 24x36mm full frame equivalents, so if you are on a smaller/larger sensor, please make the conversion. Also, and to make it more interesting, feel free to share your lens details in the comments section below. Though I usually shoot with 35mm and 50mm focals, I'd probably go with a 50mm lens if I had to choose one only. Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.8, 1/250, ISO160 - As for last week's poll "What is your main focus method ?" (191...