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December 4, 2005 at 1:38 pm
You’re photos and blog are great , however , I think a lot of your pics would look better if shot with a shorter focal length.
December 4, 2005 at 2:18 pm
You mean less Depth of Field?Shooting on the street is tough b/c you never know what you are going to find, lighting conditions etc. Any suggestions?
December 4, 2005 at 2:30 pm
No , I mean get closer to the subject (for the full lenght portraits, at least) and try shooting with normal 50mm lens , and crop if/as needed.This will give a more documentary feel. Just a thought.I think early Bruce Weber used normal lens on Pentax 6×7 quite a bit.Anyway , love the blog!
December 4, 2005 at 2:54 pm
I hear what you are saying. I want to get a 50mm for Christmas. I’m shooting 80mm on digital so it is like a 120. I’m glad you like the blog!Have you seen the Bruce Weber issue of Brutus, it is really great.
December 4, 2005 at 3:23 pm
Thanks for the heads up on Brutus.On digital normal lens would be 35mm.
December 4, 2005 at 5:05 pm
This blog is incredible. It truly defines the New York style – vibrant, spontaneous, and always ahead.
December 5, 2005 at 3:49 am
I love the style of New York. It’s unique and you rarely see this over here.Your bloc is great. Greetings from France!
December 5, 2005 at 8:06 am
Thanks to the viewers from all over the world.
You’re right, NYC style is very diverse. The hunt for the next shot is really fun and those characters are usually really great people.
Your kind words keep me going when it gets cold outside.
December 5, 2005 at 10:45 am
you could be the next bill cunningham for the menswear set! i think capturing the essence of the outfit and its defining details are equally as important as the technical aspects of photography. youre doing a really good job, and maybe you ought to consider publishing a book of your pics, a la FRUITS, a window into a new york man’s style, but emphasize the dandy-isms and personal eccentricities rather than merely the street sense that so much of new york style is influenced by.