“Alright, Mr Draco. I’m ready for my close-up”
Sydney January – August 2015 (7 photos)
When I’m out on the streets, my camera is always on, the lens cap is always off, and the manual focus of my prime lens is set at about 3 metres; I usually shoot in the range of 2 – 5 metres with a 50mm lens. You never know what scene you will encounter, and the scene can change substantially between spotting it and getting ready to get the shot in. And who wants to miss that shot for not being ready or not being close enough?
“Enjoying the view from the deck of the Sydney Harbour Bridge”
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt
“Let your fingers do the walking”
I like to just wander around and photograph simple candid moments. There can be so much to appreciate in that one simple moment that might otherwise have passed unnoticed.
“Where am I? Let me check Google Maps”
Candid photography is all the more easier these days for the introduction of mobile technology. Most people these days have a mobile phone. It constantly takes their attention and time. In turn, this lets me get in close and undetected.
“Candid photography is like a box of chocolates”
The mobile phone keeps them connected, but at the same time disconnected from their immediate environment.
“Lessons in how to be alone in a crowd”
Daughter on phone: Hi Mum. It was good seeing you. We should catch-up more often.
Mother on phone: Yes it was. Same time next week? Gotta go now. My battery’s dying.