Wandering Eyes, Dispatch 3~Paris Metro

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     “she waits…” Metro, Paris ~Nov 2017

 

​I found the metro in Paris to be an amazing bountiful place for candid and street photography, and there is such a wealth of visual stimuli going on around every corner!

One of my favorites was shooting from across platforms, people were pretty involved in watching and waiting for their trains that they were totally oblivious to my presence. So I got so do my voyeur thing quite anonymously and efficiently, as they posed so perfectly for my camera.

I noticed (this trip in particular) that people in Europe don’t really try and make eye contact on public transportation with strangers or try and start a conversation with you like folks in the USA would, this definitely makes taking candid portraits a lot easier… Which in turn makes my fly on the wall style photography so much more effective!

Technical stuff: Fujifilm X-Pro2, 50mm XF f2 R WR lens, 1/250th of a second @ f2 shot at 2500 ISO

Wandering Eyes ~Dispatch, Istanbul Turkey

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Gypsy children~ Istanbul, Turkey

 

So my second blog entry begins with this adorable gipsy child I met outside the Blue Mosque, her and her siblings were working the tourist outside. They saw me and after realizing I wasn’t going to fold to their routine they became fascinated by my gear and really got into hamming it up for the camera. This is one image of many I shot, and my favorite…
Technical stuff :
Shot with Fuji Xpro2, with Fujinon 18mm f2 prime lens… 200 ISO, 1/240th sec @ f5.6

…post script, I did give them some money in the end 🤷🏽‍♂️