Friday, October 4, 2013
Phone among phones
"Two street phones" by Tim Connor, All rights reserved
Taken with my new iphone 5S. I didn't buy this phone/camera to shoot Gary Winnogrand-style street snaps, but that's about all I've done so far. The FS camera is well-suited to nervy spontaneous shooting, though it's awkward as hell (I keep shooting pictures of my big pink figures). For one thing the Fs's fully automatic white balance and metering systems handle mixed NYC color and light brilliantly so far. I'm pleased with the quality.
But, way more important, shooting with a phone seems to excuse my voyeuristic perfidy! I' m just a guy with a phone! No one is worried about a guy with a phone. Look, everybody is walking around with them-- handling them, playing with them, peering at them, listening and talking to them, tapping and swiping at them. What could be more harmless?
"Two girls and a small boy, Washington Square" by Tim Connor, All rights reserved