Waiting For The Anonymous Economist

I love photographing people, but sometimes the world looks fine without them. These photos are from the part-roll of film that I took with me that Sunday morning two weeks ago. Next time I’ll take a tripod and a multipack of 100ASA. Click on any one of the thumbnails below to see an larger version.

bandstand at dawn
painted beach huts
church
pigeon on a building
the rail station
Tidy Street

I took all of them with one of my Minolta 7 cameras and a second-hand Sigma 24mm f/2.8 lens that I bought from the visually impaired sales assistant. As usual the images are straight off the scanner. It’s made for shooting humans, but the muted colours of Fuji PRO400H strike me as a refreshing change from the supersaturated slide film (or Photoshopped hues) fashionable for taking shots of non-human subjects.

If you’d like to see images of buildings made by someone who knows his way around them you can visit the homepage of Tim Pike, the architectural photographer I bumped into on the beach that day.

4 Comments

  1. Paul
    Posted 18Nov06 at 21:17 | Permalink

    You have a very good “eye”.

  2. Posted 18Nov06 at 21:30 | Permalink

    Thank you.

  3. Posted 20Nov06 at 10:48 | Permalink

    Is there much of a tourist trade that you could sell a Brighton calendar to?

  4. Posted 20Nov06 at 12:50 | Permalink

    There’s a huge tourist trade, but I’ve seen much better photos of Brighton than mine; I’ve also seen worse. As the (very successful but very bored) landscape photographer I bought one of my cameras from explained to me, selling photo postcards and calendars is as much about marketing as it is about talent.

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