I want the chip!

Taken down at Circular Quay today: Leica M9-P, 35mm Summilux f/1.4 FLE @ f/9.5, ISO 320, 1/250th sec. Colours desaturated and clarity increased. Taken yesterday in a nearby street. Leica M9-P, 35mm Summilux f/1.4 FLE @ f/1.7, ISO 160, 1/750th sec. Click either for a larger version.

No dice

Not much shooting recently, but one I don’t mind: Leica M9-P, 35mm Summilux f/1.4 FLE @ f/1.7, ISO 160, 1/4000th. Click for a larger version.

Tanned legs

Here are a few from today! Not going to be a good night tonight…

Print your pictures!

One thing digital photography has allowed us to do is take literally thousands of pictures with both little cost and little effort. One downside to this is that we tend to print a lot less than we should. I’m the first to say that I don’t print enough – I would have been lucky to print off 100 photos last year. Maybe there’s something…


Confidence is something that you’ll need in spades (or shovels or buckets!) when you are out on the street shooting candid photos of strangers. I read this opinion piece from the Sydney Morning Herald the other day and immediately felt like every woman who saw me on the street or down at the beach from that moment on would be thinking i’m just some kind…

A bench with a view

A couple from a hot (30 degree) day here in Sydney today:

Belly good

I’m still gaining confidence with street photography – and I feel as though I was fifty milliseconds too slow with this first shot – I just don’t like the expression on his face. The fact that the LCD on the Leica M9/M9-P is crap I actually find a good thing – because you know the excitement you used to get when you put in…

Pink umbrella

Went down to Bondi Beach again but not as much luck today!

A few from the first ‘roll’ of film

It doesn’t take film of course, but you are certainly more deliberate, and I would emphasise that word, deliberate, when you are shooting with a rangefinder as compared to a DSLR. Having to focus manually really slows down your ability to fire off frame after frame and that is one thing I like about it – it takes you back to your film days…

My photographic journey

I absolutely love photography. Along with cycling and cooking it’s one of my three main passions – but it doesn’t mean I am any good at it! I love it because it allows you to freeze a moment in time forever, and in doing so provides the ability to look back in time and remember moments as if they happened only yesterday. Photos simultaneously capture moments…