The rivals II

It seems that every time we arrive in Argentina, the town's rival football clubs meet in the regional league finals. Two thousands people pack the...
It seems that every time we arrive in Argentina, the town's rival football clubs meet in the regional league finals. Two thousands people pack the local stadium but the atmosphere feels like a pro game. Raucous chants, insults and even street fights make sure fans are busy before the first whistle. Anti-riots forces suddenly charge two bands of fans that inadvertently meet outside the stadium. A gust of tear gas hits our tribune and leaves us all crying. The core of the supporters finally get to the stadium entrance and some try to force the fences to avoid to buy...

Weekly poll #10 : Alone or accompanied, how do you prefer to shoot street photography ?

Some prefer to hit the street alone to concentrate better, some need to chat and compete. Are you the old lonesome shooter or the social...
Some prefer to hit the street alone to concentrate better, some need to chat and compete. Are you the old lonesome shooter or the social one? Natalia and I shooting in Florence in 2010. Picture by our friend Miguel Teixeira from Lisbon during a RFF forum meeting. As for last week's poll, "How many days a week do you shoot street photography" (150 voters), it looks like most of us are casual and weekend shooters (67% of respondents shoot one or two days a week). Unluckily, there ain't many pro street photographers job openings out there.

Ice cream under the tower

Though probably much more tasty, a cone will never match the Eiffel tower in elegance.  (click on picture for high res) Note : as you...
Though probably much more tasty, a cone will never match the Eiffel tower in elegance.  (click on picture for high res) Note : as you might have noticed, I haven't posted any pictures for the last two days. It had been a long time I had not broken the daily routine, yet we are still struggling to get a good and constant connection wherever we are. And since we took a long weekend by the river ... well, internet could wait for once. Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F8.0, 1/250, ISO160

Sho(r)t Stories #2 : Imsouchivy Suos

Let's head this week to the USA and Manhattan to discover Imsouchivy Suos 's Sho(r)t Story.   Canon 5D Mark ii with 50mm F1.4  ...
Let's head this week to the USA and Manhattan to discover Imsouchivy Suos 's Sho(r)t Story.   Canon 5D Mark ii with 50mm F1.4   What is the Sho(r)t Story?   In July 2012, I was fortunate enough to visit my best friend and his family who I haven't seen for long time in Toronto, Canada. I love street photography and so does he, so we decided to shoot street photography for almost 13 hours each day for 12 days all the way to from Toronto to New York City. While walking on a busy street in the middle of...

The rose and the mask

A blind date in Venice ?  (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO160
A blind date in Venice ?  (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO160

Fashion for all ages

Who said one has to be young to experiment with fashion ?  (click on picture for high res) I have absolutely no time to shoot...
Who said one has to be young to experiment with fashion ?  (click on picture for high res) I have absolutely no time to shoot since we are preparing our new home. Lot's of cleaning, painting, fixing and so on. Until we settle in, I therefore plan to keep on posting pictures from our latest Paris and Venice trips. Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/2000, ISO160

Weekly poll #9 : How many days a week do you shoot street photography ?

After basically 24 months of shooting whenever I wanted, my street time will drastically fall from now on. What about you, how many days a...
After basically 24 months of shooting whenever I wanted, my street time will drastically fall from now on. What about you, how many days a week can you dedicate to shooting ? I am back to work, shooting whenever I want is over - Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160 As for last week's poll "Film or digital for street photography" (229 votes), 70% of participants shoot digital. No surprise yet the number of film shooters ended up higher than I expected. This is great news.

Hello Argentina

After a 24 hours trip, I finally made it to our new place. I am obviously exhausted and just wanting some sleep right now. Still...
After a 24 hours trip, I finally made it to our new place. I am obviously exhausted and just wanting some sleep right now. Still I found the opportunity to take this picture today : two lovers contemplating the Parana River. (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.8, 1/4000, ISO160  

Good-bye Europe

Our stay in Europe is coming to an end today. A new adventure is to begin. Argentina will be our new land for the next...
Our stay in Europe is coming to an end today. A new adventure is to begin. Argentina will be our new land for the next few years. I feel like a migrant right now, about to set for America. Leica X1 at 24mm, F2.8, 1/500, ISO100