Charles Saadiq, Michigan 2018
0/1 sec, f/16, ISO 250
- Captured with a vintage Minolta 28mm f/2.8 lens on a FujiFilm X-T10
camera: FujiFilm X-T10
lens: a vintage Minolta 28mm f/2.8
As I am entering my middle-age years, I am becoming more connected to nature. This feeling brings me a greater sense of peace with unresolved isssues in my past now knowing that all things are temporary. Life is a continuous cycle and I want to practice a more gentle approach to dealing with personal hardships. ‘Practice’ is the key word because the act of negative thoughts is difficult habit to break. Yet my interactions with animals and plants are heeling. This new level of peace is beginning to reflect in my photography.
self portrait... 1/8 sec , f/16 , ISO 400
camera: FujiFilm x100
After feeling a bit stagnant with my photography, I decided to assign myself specific projects while out freelancing. I usually shoot with an aperture of f/8 , low ISO (100-400) and fast shutter speeds to freeze the action. However, I decided to challenge myself by setting the shutter no higher than 1/15 sec. This created a feeling of constant movement. I used the background, usually an architectural structure, as a reference to adjust my other settings. I had quite a few images that simply didn’t work but that was kind of the point. I wanted to experiment and be open to the unexpected.
More zine projects to come!
"My belief in art creation is to try anything."
- Fan Ho
"untitled..." - 1/500 sec, f/3.2, ISO of 400 ; © 2018 introvert images
Here are a few outtakes from a series of street photographs I captured in the city of Chicago over the last month. I was inspired by Fan Ho's approach to street photography by acting as the 'director'.
As we are transitioning from winter to spring, I am taking advantage of capturing deep shades and shadows during peak hours of the day. By increasing the contrast level on my camera, I am able to take a minimalist approach of exposing light within the frame.
Observing design, architecture and light.
"disillusion..." 1/640 sec at f/1.8 with an ISO of 250
Over the last two months, I've been doing some freelance photography with the theme of reflections. I was inspired by my personal belief that art is NOT 'extracurricular'. Art is an essential component of what makes us human beings. It is the fruit of mathematics, science, and linguistics that form & shape our existence on this planet. Designs, textures, tones...they are everywhere yet we are conditions to take for granted the little things that make life beautiful. With the aid of photography, I try to take time to simply observe my environment, breathe and enjoy. These images are a small sample of a variety of city landscapes that I make a note not to ignore on a daily basis.
" (Art) is the fruit of mathematics, science and linguistics that form & shape our existence on this planet. "
Exposure: 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 500 at a focal length of 50mm
The structural design of bicycles are fascinating to me. In my freelance photography, I am drawn to how light reflects off of the chrome, rain drops dangling below the tubes and how people chain them to bike racks. Composing bikes in unconventional ways create amazing street photographs and abstract work.
proof print of transportation in a non-motion mode
"ying and yang" - created with manual settings of 1/25 sec, f/6.3 with an ISO of 400
camera: Canon EOS 40D
lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
One of the many things that I enjoy about photography is the feeling of freedom. Life creates a pallet full of endless ideas and opportunities to explore. Regardless of the environment, social/political climate or personal hardships, I can find a level of comfort simply by having a creative outlet. Street photography specifically is my way of connecting with others. I like to observe and study human nature. Our body language, hand gestures and facial expressions are beautiful, yet often taken for granted. Capturing people's natural reaction to their own existence helps me appreciate and respect all life forms. We are all connect; I try not to overly complicate this simple fact.
#humanity #life #art #Zen #innerpeace
"Street photography is my way of connecting with others."
camera: Canon EOS 60D
lens: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5
I was in search to sub-frame subjects on the first Saturday morning of the Fall of 2017. I feel that the contrast in black & white images help create a more surreal effect.
shutter speed: 1/250, f/6.3, ISO 250 with a focal length of 175mm
The photograph was captured with a vintage Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 lens on a mirrorless FujiFilm X-T10.
#streetphotography #streethunters #bnw #barbershop #shaving #vintage #composition
Shutter speed at 1/60, f/8 at a focal length of 50mm with an ISO of 1250
I am a street photographer using film and digital formats. I enjoy listening to good music, traveling, quiet time & peace.