Italy

Woman walking dog, Milan, Italy; Street Photography

  A small set of images taken in Milan and Lecco from a few days spent in Italy. All were taken with the Ricoh GR using manual focus. I think that these have a very different feel to the street photographs from Barcelona – although I am not certain if this is due to the subjects or the photographer…  

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Waiting for the Train…

Graffiti face, Cisano Bergamasco, Italy

Three graffiti faces at the extremely exciting Cisano Bergamasco railway station, Italy. These pretty much sum up the experience of local travel by state railway in Italy – where the trains are infrequent and where you need to walk back in to town to find a tobacconist to buy a ticket because there is no ticketing on neither train nor station. This is in stark contrast to the flashy private facilities associated with the profitable intercity routes (channeling their revenue in to private profit rather than support for the whole […]

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Recycling

Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, Barcelona. This is quite a common sight – people hunting for scrap metal. This has become a problem for the city council, as the scrap value in part pays for the city-wide recycling system.

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Speed

Barcelona Street Photograph: Skateboarder

Skateboarder, Barcelona. Long exposure with fill-flash – a bit experimental, but with some practise it should be possible to get some interesting results. Shot with the Ricoh GR using built-in flash.

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Raval Colour

Some more street images, taken around the Raval and Ronda Sant Antoni, Barcelona. These are again mostly candids, taken using manual focus and a wide-angle lens. Although I am far from an expert in street photography, it is clear that themes naturally emerge as a result the interaction between environment and the instinctive interests of the photographer. And the environment here in Barcelona has such an incredible variety of life and its contrasts that there is always something interesting to photograph.

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