The first post for 2021, with some images taken on a recent work trip to Bulgaria. Street and social-documentary photography has been badly curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Barcelona there are heavy restrictions on all forms of movement, with both a curfew and limitations how far it is possible to move. Added to this is the expectation of social distancing, which makes conventional street photography with a wide-angle lens and close proximity with people problematic. Street photography is invariably something that feels risky, but with a highly contagious […]
Zeiss ZM 1,5/50 with Ilford HP5+.
To finish the sequence, a shot of the NDK.
Building work around the fountains in front of the NDK, Sofia, Bulgaria.
New buildings under construction in the centre of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Everywhere McDonalds signs. Sofia, Bulgaria.
I really liked the juxtaposition of the child and bicycle with the controversial communist era monuments and NDK.
Storm channel, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Peep show, cats and cleaning in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Leica M7, Zeiss ZM 2/35 and Ilford HP5+. And a very wet morning.
While running around to try to repair the camera, I have been catching up with the scanning and processing of some sets of photographs taken at the end of last year. This is the first of a short sequence of black-and-white film (HP5+) images, taken just before Christmas in Sofia, Bulgaria. This was a working trip, and something of a disaster photographically. One mis-loaded film meant loosing most of a day of images (grumble grumble superior Leica engineering…), while the second film was partly destroyed after opening the camera before rewinding the […]
A short selection of images taken while in Sofia (Bulgaria) for work last week. These were all taken with the Ricoh GR and processed in Lightroom using the high-contrast red filter preset plus some tweaks to the exposure. I had hoped to get more shots, but this was a working week that was also somewhat hampered by heavy thunderstorms. I also have some shots with the Minolta XD-s, but it will more more than a month before I can have these processed and scanned. I do not have anywhere near enough […]