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Is this you David? Love the intense concentration…
Afraid not, JL, I was never so handsome. Thank you for your comment.
– david malcolmson
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.
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.
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.
Brilliant street photography, excellent B&W. I love the expression you’ve captured on his face too.
great tones! love the capture! haha get it
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.
Yes,that’s it! It was a really interesting movie;I also liked the whole “Swinging London” atmosphere:-)