After stupidly selling my film camera in 2004 to buy a crappy Canon digital camera I just kept leaving my gear in it’s camera bag under my desk.
In 2012, the Fuji X100, though a digital camera, brought me back to film and that changed a lot. I started having a camera with me at all times. I started to exercise my eyes to see what the world offered around me.
Mornings before work were already my preferred moments to capture some views.
This particular scene just jumped at me!
Imagine a freezing January morning in 2013, about 7am. I see this very inebriated guy lying on the ground, trying to get up.
His only slightly less drunk pal approaches, after shouting at him to get up, and tries to give him a hand.
Takes some time, but finally they manage to get vertical and stagger off into the cold.
In fact, this photo was made on cheap Fuji color negative film and converted to black and white as color did not do anything to this.
For those interested the camera was a Canon AE-1 with the standard 50mm f:1.8 lens. No Olympus XA2 or Leica IIIa yet in those days.
This photo made me think about street photography. It made me think about being nervous sneaking shots of people. It made me think about my photography and how I could get better at it.
Followed over 5 years of mostly film photography.
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