Not even a Ken. But I can’t deny the influence. (of Norman!) And I’d be happy if at least one person out there thought of me as the anti-Norman Rockwell. Just do it.
Those are William Klein’s words, not mine. He says them in his amazing contact sheet film you can see a significant portion of at the end of my post today. Everyone with an interest in photography should watch it and should look on YouTube for other contact sheet discussions by photographers like Sebastião Salgado and Josef Koudelka.
I’m going to be engaging in somewhat of an image dumping here on 50lux.com. The goal of which is to run through and get posted as much of my street photography, or actually the photography that I’ve done already. The reason being is that I don’t want it on my mind as something to fall back on or as unfinished business.
I would hope that by the end of the year I’ve got nothing to show but new stuff, all shot with the only gear I have, Leica cameras and lenses. So pretty much what you’re going to be seeing a lot of for the next few months is Nikon photography. And believe me, in the great scheme of things, Nikon equipment has been fantastically adequate to the task of capturing my vision and what I’ve wanted to capture.
The vast majority of the images I’m going to post represent the basic recurring themes of my street photography. Low angle street portraits. Images that capture something that’s going on behind the eyes and shows through on the faces of those who are photographed.
As always, thank you for looking.