F1GTR: From the East

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  1. F1GTR

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    Some more flash work from Glastonbury:

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    Not sure what it is but I love that first one, his expression and the can/glass combo is just amazing.
     
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    The third one does it for me. Awesome! :tup:
     
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    Some street stuff I took a day or two ago:

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    Some colour stuff as well. All around London/East London, last one is at the Olympic Park:

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    Love the Tube one - the reflection is what makes it :tup:
     
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    Thanks, yeah it was literally the only shot where the guy's reflection was bright enough to contrast the black jacket it was on. Wish I managed to get the whole of the lady in from of me as well though.
     
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    From a while ago this year, posted a few on Instagram before but here are the uncropped versions:

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    First two are with the Hexar AF, the rest were on the Leica M4, all of them were shot on Tri-X and developed in XTOL.
     
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    I love your night stuff, especially the top one where you've obviously engaged with them. #1 and #4 are standouts - some really awesome human emotions nabbed.
     
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    A little throwback to celebrate Lewis Hamilton's third WDC:

     
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    Time to share some recent shots from my trip East:

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    Security guards with shotguns proudly on display are a common sight in RP, but they usually don't stand with as much sass as this guy.

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    Two commuters with umbrellas waiting to get picked up under the blistering sun.

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    Spotted on my morning walk to grab some breakfast (there's a nice congee spot on the next block).

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    Market workers having some down time.
     
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    You need a flickr, so I can fav this stuff. :p
     
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    I have one but I keep forgetting the login details. :p

    More, colour ones from night walks:
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    A few more thoughts/photos from The Philippines before I move on to Hong Kong:

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    Some students prepping for after school activities at a La Sallian school in the countryside. It's a pretty big deal for these guys as the subsidised education (the majority of schooling in RP is fee-paying) could possibly lead to them being enrolled in De La Salle Uni., one of the top universities in the country. The day to day stuff is run by candidates/members of the La Salle Catholic brotherhood. Additionally, kids from wealthy families are taught in the same classes as those who come from poorer families. The rich kids are required to 'dress down' in an attempt to make everyone equal, but it's not that simple - some kids still feel like they have to boss others about as if they were their own domestic helpers, which is met by disciplinary action from the school. Often, they're told they can leave and go to a fee paying school if they can't adjust. From my own experience in Manila, mixing the two socio-economic classes is a good idea as it's alarmingly easy to blind and yourself to the hardships present on every street corner.

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    Schoolkids in Metro Manila often spend their lunch breaks in convenience stores.

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    One of my favourite things about street photography: spotting juxtapositions.
     
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    Here's the first batch from Hong Kong, wonderful city, it was great being back after nearly 8 years:

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    One of the first scenes I saw after stepping off the Airport Express

    From there I headed over to Wan Chai as Central wasn't very busy:

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    Barging through...

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    Messing about with an anamorphic/cine crop - I'd love to spend a few weeks doing a short film in HK.

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    Getting some last minute flowers for New Years

    After that I took the ferry to Kowloon side for dinner:
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    About to arrive...

    Some monks admiring the view on the way back to HK island
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    From my second day in HK:

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    Three expressions

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    Not sure if the man brought his canary out for the morning or if it was someone else's

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    Then went up to The Peak to take advantage of the lack of smog:
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    Later on - just my Ricoh GR sitting on the wall of the viewing platform there:
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    A sunny, clear day in HK. Lucky you!
     
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    The timing was perfect - the day after it was all clouds and rain!

    Last HK batch before I start scanning all of my film in:

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    People crowding the fence to get a good photo of the sunset

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    Bulk feeding pigeons

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    At the fish market in Mong Kok

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    Here's a bonus set that I shot to pass the time during an 8 hour layover in Beijing. I wanted to head out into the city proper but it was -5C and I definitely wasn't dressed for that kind of temp. The Ricoh was set to 1:1 mode so I could dial in my eye when it came to using my Rolleiflex:

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    Buuuuuump:

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    First two were shot with my Leica M4 and the squares were with my Rollei.
     
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    Truly inspiring work! A real treat to go through.
     
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    Thanks dude! :)
     
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