I'm Martin, a amateur photographer from England that likes to shoot street photography, landscapes, seascapes and odd image of dogs on digital as well as film. I use a Leica M-P (Typ-240) with a Summilux 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens and a 1959 Leica M3 single stoke with Summicron 50mm duel range lens. My blog was formerly known as 'The 35mm Shootist'
For the foreseeable future street photography not only looks different but I’m find more difficult with social distancing. You move in for the shot and because people are now more aware of someone standing closer to them, I found they tend to move out the way or look round at you.
Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH and taken on Kodak Tri-X, rated at 800.
Don’t normal do self portraits but with this street shot looking though the viewfinder, I saw the fat man with his dog and a Leica camera. At the same time I also viewed the image within the picture which made for something a little different with this self portrait I had not seen taken by other photographers before.
Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH and taken in Vimoutiers on Kodak Tri-X film, rated at ISO of 800.
Back from France, but in quarantine for two weeks …oh. 😞
This time I was able to go to France with two Leica’s, M4 with black and white the other loaded with colour. Taken in Vimoutiers town square and sometimes if I catch someones eye, I still take the shot, but now just saying smile! …sometimes you get a great reaction.
Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH and loaded with Kodak Tri-X, rated at 800.
Walking though Lisieux, Normandie taking street photos, this couple saw me with my camera a posed, I think they were students. Don’t think you get many people do this, most walk by in a world of their own. Couldn’t help but not take this informal street portrait, if for nothing else but for the dog.
Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm on Kodak Tri-X film rated at 800 ISO.
Street photography in Honfleur, France. As this couple walked past, I barked to get the dog attention and the woman looked at me instead of her Pappion, much to the amusement of the people sitting at the caf’e opposite.
Leica M4-2, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, taken on Kodak Tri-X film rated at 800 ISO.
Plage de Deauville, France. This was the only couple to pick a spot on the sand here by the promenade. Everyone else was down by the waters edge, perhaps they just wanted somewhere quiet and who can blame them.
Taken on my Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH on Kodak Tri-X film rated at ISO 800.
I’m losing my M4 for a few weeks due to a light leak, so back to the repairers.
Continuing on the theme of dogs on the street. Deauville in Normandie. Spotted this little fellow on the Rue Désiré le Hoc, looking thoroughly bored to tears as he or she owner was gassing away to someone else on the street.
Taken on my Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH on Kodak Tri-X film and rated at ISO 800.
We came across this young woman carrying a eight week old puppy by the Place Claude Lelouch in Deauville, France. The pup was very young and it was somewhat nervous about his surroundings. Personally, both my wife and I felt the dog was far too young to be out and about especially as the weather was forecasted to be very warm later that day.
Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2, taken on Kodak T-Max P3200 film rated at 800 ASA.
Honfleur, outside the Alcyone caf’e. I saw this young lady standing bare foot holding her boots, so I took the shot. Now I know women like to paint their nails, but never someone standing in the street with cotton wool between her toes and then walk off like it. Even my wife raised her eyebrows!
Leica M4-2, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, and taken on Kodak Tri-X film rated at 800 ISO. And in case anyone is wondering, yes I did manage to underexpose the image by a couple of stops!