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Last weekend I was in D.C. Naturally, I spent the whole Saturday morning on street photography random anonymous portraits. After an uneventful morning where no one in sight interested me (I snapped really boring pictures of people crossing the street), I stopped at the famous Ben's Chili Bowl for lunch. I saw this man, sitting there eating a big bowl of chili with an equally large camera.

There was an empty seat next to him so I asked to sit there. It was one of the more enlightening conversations I had in a while. I'd ask about his camera, he'd ask about mine - it was beautiful. He was a native and I asked for the best spots for taking photographs of people interacting.

We spent the afternoon/most of the night blasting people in the face with high powered flashes.

Without further ado, here is the Joseph. The antithesis of Leica-snob wanna be street photographers:

"Joseph"


Edited by Dream Killer - 2/22/11 at 11:33pm
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post #2 of 21
Jealous.... I can only imagine what kind of knowledge rubbed off from hanging with that guy.

Awesome.
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Well if anyone ever steals that thing they won't make it very far!
Sounds like you had a great time
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4x5, nice.
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4x5, nice.
And it's a range finder! He tried to teach me, but I can't grasp the movements of technical cameras. I'm all lost in the dSLR world with the 3D Matrix meters, phase detection AF, Auto ISO and Aperture Priority. How he can shoot portraits as quick my Nikon can lock AF is a mystery I didn't bother asking.
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Once you get used to one you never go back. My film cameras see more use than my 5DMKII.

I've been looking at speed graphics and other folders. That with a 150mm Xenotar f/2.8. Mmmmmm.
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wow sounds like an awesome day
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Vivtar 283, wish I kept mine
 
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At first I read the title as "Hardcore Street Pornography" I was like WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT
/Ot

Serious: Now that is a pretty bomb camera though.
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omg bens!! been there!
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