Street Photography & Creative Insights

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Thanks for stopping by. I’m Adam.

I am an avid street photographer. I’m fascinated by how people interact with the urban environment and the stories that come out of urban landscape photography.

I review gear I have personally bought, and share how I use it to be creative in the urban landscape.

Latest Posts

I’ve just really enjoyed listening to the best of Joe Hisasishi at the Fever Candlelight Orchestra at the Adelaide Town Hall. Featuring the Adelaide Concert Orchestra and conducted by Adelaide’s own Graeme Press. Visually it was special: Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Adelaide.

Leica Rangefinder Fan

I’m an avid fan of Leica gear and after using loads of compacts and DSLRs from Canon, Nikon and others, I have settled on the Leica M system.

What I love about it is the timelessness of the lenses, and that I am able to shoot with a system similar to that which was used decades ago. Leica Ms rely 100% on the skills of the photographer…

…the result is always 100% your own work, not the work of computers in the camera.

Film vs Digital – A Leica User’s Thoughts

Camera Film Reviews

Are you looking for a new way to achieve a cinematic look to your still photos? Cinestill 50D is repackaged Kodak Vision 3 50D (aka Kodak 5203/7203) colour negative motion picture film. Cinestill is buying Vision 3 50D film from Kodak and removing the rem-jet backing which is present on most motion picture films to allow the film to be easily processed by any lab in C-41 chemistry.
This 200 ISO colour film is inexpensive, the colours are accurate with a bit of vibrance, the film is sharp with minimal grain, and responds reasonably (but not as well as some) to editing. That said, the lack of editing capabilities isn’t really a problem if you just want photos that look right with the available light and you expose it correctly.
Ilford FP4 (now FP4+) is known for being versatile, with usable results even when underexposed two stops or overexposed by up to six stops. It also develops very easily even if you mess up the temperatures of chemical concentrations which is why it is a very popular film for teaching students.

Leica Insights

The legendary Leica M6 is an icon. Intuitive, compact and discreet, it allows you to get up close to the action and to real emotions. Leica Camera AG, the company responsible for the first 35mm camera, and today the sole manufacturer of new 35mm analogue rangefinder cameras, continues its commitment to film photography with the release of the new Leica M6.
The Leica M12 rangefinder camera is coming. Even though the Leica M11 was only released in January 2022 (I got one in the first week) I know that it stands to reason another flagship Leica M body is going to replace it in Leica’s line up.
A new, limited-edition camera combines Leica camera technology with the rich culture of street photography and the urban zeitgeist. Leica Camera, “A BATHING APE” and Stash have collaborated on a limited-edition camera, merging industry-leading technology with a chic, urban aesthetic. The Leica D-Lux 7 “A BATHING APE®︎ X STASH” is offered in two variations, with a black-finish version sold exclusively through Leica stores, and a silver-finish version only available through streetwear brand, A BATHING APE®︎.

Lens Reviews

The history of Leica optical design dates back more than 150 years and speaks to innovative engineering, uncompromising precision and outstanding quality. This applies especially to Leica M lenses. One of the most versatile among them has now been redesigned to provide even more flexibility for creators: the Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH.
I’ve had the Leica 28mm F1.4 Summilux for 3 months at the time of writing this review. In that time I’ve trialled it for landscapes, close ups, low light. All the samples in this review are unedited, I want to show you a true indication of what the lens is capable of, and let you edit them for yourself to your liking.
Maximum performance in a compact construction: the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH sets new benchmarks. What is new and special about the 35mm Summicron APO is that now we can focus down to 30cm to our subject whereas previously it has been 70cm.

My Favourite Type of Photography

Street photography. Especially at night.

One of the things I love to do is walk around after sunset and photograph all the lights, shadows and look for whatever we don’t normally notice about what is happening after dark in public areas.

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