The snapper snapped by david malcolmson

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  • JLDunn
    JLDunnabout 6 years ago

    Is this you David? Love the intense concentration…

  • Afraid not, JL, I was never so handsome. Thank you for your comment.

    – david malcolmson

  • abefleur
    abefleurabout 6 years ago

    an intriguing image – i am curious to know what he is carrying over his shoulder – it all looks very professional. It’s another wonderful, candid shot that you do so well – love looking at this, have come back to to it a few times as it is so nostalgic.

  • Thank you, Deborah. I think he might be carrying a cine camera over his shoulder, the shape of the bag suggests as much, and I think I can just make out the name – Bell and Howell. I remember borrowing a Leica M3 from work and going up to Carnaby Street one Saturday afternoon and taking all of the (35mm) Carnaby shots I have at RB. It was interesting to use a 35mm camera after being so used to the Mamiya C3.There’s a lot to be said for both formats.

    – david malcolmson

  • abefleur
    abefleurabout 6 years ago

    Sounds like a dream come true – a Leica M3 and Carnaby street with all the action going on. I still like Carnaby Street despite being a bit on the tacky side. Sounds like a fabulous job too that you can pick up an M3. I am still thinking about medium format – i am actually trying some out next Saturday but i think i might wait until university and try out theirs – i will let you know what i decide upon.

  • The camera was a perk in a rather dull job, as supervisor of a camera testing lab with a photographic company in New Bond Street. Was really happy when I was able to get out of it.I hope you are able to hit upon the right camera for you this weekend.

    – david malcolmson

  • JudyBJ
    JudyBJabout 6 years ago

    That’s exactly the time i used to live in London .
    Great eye ,for catching this expression

  • Isn’t that amazing. We could have passed each other in the street without knowing. Thank you for your kind comment.

    – david malcolmson

  • Elaine Harriott
    Elaine Harriottabout 6 years ago

    Brilliant street photography, excellent B&W. I love the expression you’ve captured on his face too.

  • jarradspring
    jarradspringabout 6 years ago

    great tones! love the capture! haha get it

  • Chris Curnow
    Chris Curnowabout 2 years ago

  • kemal91
    kemal91almost 2 years ago

    Brilliant candid!

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 1 year ago

    Great Pic of someone taking a pic:-) Btw,This reminds me of a movie from the 60’s about a photographer who witnesses a murder;the guy who played the lead in the movie looks like the subject of this pic. Wait! The movie was called “Blow Up”.

  • You’re right, Robyn, the film was ‘Blow-up’. The photographer was played by David Hemmings, and I think the director was Michelangelo Antonioni.

    – david malcolmson

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 1 year ago

    Yes,that’s it! It was a really interesting movie;I also liked the whole “Swinging London” atmosphere:-)

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