Sho(r)t Stories #4 : Gary Perlmutter

Holidays are over, time to resume with the Sho(r)t Stories series. Let's do so by visiting London and discover all about this shot by Gary...
Holidays are over, time to resume with the Sho(r)t Stories series. Let's do so by visiting London and discover all about this shot by Gary Perlmutter. Invisible - Fuji X100 at 1/30 What is the short story?   I often travel into London to spend some time following my passion of street photography. Last month I was on Tottenham Court Road, just by the tube station, when I noticed this woman sitting on the floor clasping a cup hoping to collect money. What was unusual was that instead of placing herself against a wall as most beggars do, she had deliberately...

Digital contact sheet #3 : The shoe shiner

This series depicts a shoe shiner taking a break in Rosario and is an example of the shooting "from the hip" technique. From the hip...
This series depicts a shoe shiner taking a break in Rosario and is an example of the shooting "from the hip" technique. From the hip because I aimed without looking at either the LCD screen or viewfinder of my Leica X1. Indeed, I absolutely wanted candid shots from this man and neared within one meter of him. To get the shots, I let my arm hang along my leg and aimed towards him (he did not notice my camera at any point). The main difficulty of such shots is usually to keep a straight horizon line and compose well (your...