Man Ray (NSFW)

Four man rolling out a red carpet in Genoa's Palazzo Ducale
Red Carpet | Genoa | 2023

Doing Street Photography while visiting museums and exhibitions is one of my favorite things to do with a camera (or in this case just my iPhone). Another opportunity arose during a recent visit to Genoa. The doge’s apartments of the Palazzo Ducale are featuring an exhibition of the work of Emmanuel Radnitzky, better known as Man Ray. The title image of the exhibition was already featured in another recent post. Join me for a tour of Man Ray’s work. Check it out by clicking the link below. A little disclaimer: the post needs to be treated as NSFW ūüėČ

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More Curly Hair

Italian girl with Curly Hair
1/800 sec | f/2.8 | ISO 200 | 70mm

To add to my last post, here is more curly hair. Once more taken with the Leica SL2-S with the Vario Elmarit F/2.8 24-70 ASPH. Jpg out of camera (taken with the Leica’s high contrast monochrome profile). Have I mentioned before how awesome the Leica plays with the light?

After one of my last post the question came up whether I ask people in the streets whether I can take their photo. The honest answer is not always. But often enough. I wrote about it in my post “A Street Photographers Dialogue”.

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Have a great Sunday

Marcus

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Curly Hair

Italian man with Curly Hair
1/1000 sec | f/2.8 | ISO 200 | 70mm

A quick street portrait today of a man with curly hair. Taken with the Leica SL2-S with the Vario Elmarit F/2.8 24-70 ASPH. Jpg out of camera (taken with the Leica’s high contrast monochrome profile).

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Have a great Friday

Marcus

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The last man

Isolation - a single man descending an escalator in an empty mall
The Last Man | Flims | 2023

Sometimes photography just happens. The Significant Other and I are vacationing in Grisons in Switzerland. Unwinding, relaxing, mainly hiking around the beautiful mountain landscape. Today we had an off-day. In the afternoon we drove to close by Flims, the principal Ski Resort in the area. Now, in summer, it basically is deserted, apart from mountain bikers, a few tourists and the local folks. Shopping for some groceries, we entered recently built, futuristic looking shopping center that is mainly built underground. I took out my iPhone 14 Pro and started snapping pictures of the shiny modern architecture, already thinking monochrome. Then the man appeared on the top of the escalator, with the rest of the scene totally deserted. Like the last man in one of those end of civilization movies. I had my street photograph and a story.

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Marble Magic

External view of the Pisa Baptistry with tourist looking at it in awe
Baptistry | Pisa | 2023

It’s been super busy these past weeks, mainly due to the job that pays the bills. Not much time to take a camera for a spin, and neither time to write about it on these pages. But with things slowly getting back to normal, let me share the results of some recent photographic outings I managed to squeeze in none less. Like these couple of black & white images from a day trip to Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli we did the other week while spending time at our “south” home in Genoa. Continue after the jump for some history and photographs of this 13th century marble magic …

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It also rains in Genoa

Nude woman on a poster and black umbrella vendor looking at each other

Since having completed work on our Genoa apartment, The Significant Other and I have been down to our new “South home” a few times. But since then, the weather hasn’t been quite our friend yet. Little sun, lots of rain and very inconsistent. Not what you would expect from Italy. It also rains in Genoa. But then again, the weather here is fully in line with the wet winter and mostly grey spring we had in Germany. But the Street Photographer doesn’t care though. Grabbing rain coat and the cam, turning on the subdued monochrome presets and heading out to capture the stories of the streets…..

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Seville Explored – Plaza de Espa√Īa

Plaza de Espagne, Seville
Plaza de Espana | Seville | 2023

Seville explored – Plaza de Espa√Īa is a post about a stunning architectural masterpiece located in the heart of Seville, Spain. Built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, the plaza is a fusion of Spanish Renaissance and Moorish architectural styles, designed by the architect An√≠bal Gonz√°lez. More than a thousand workers worked on its construction at the same time. Constructions began as early as 1924 and were completed by architect Vicente Traver in 1928, after An√≠bal Gonz√°lez resigned as the Exposition’s chief architect. For a mix of more color and monochrome photos, architectural and street shots continue after the jump…

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A night in Sevilla

Man and girl kissing on a scooter during a night in Sevilla
1/100sec | f/1.7 | ISO 1600 | 50mm

All good comes to an end eventually. The Significant Other and I are sitting at our departure gate at Seville airport for our return flight after a great week in Andalusia. But there is still time to share a few street photographs from last night, taken with the Leica SL2-S and the TTArtisan 50mm .95 prime lens, attached via adapter to the L-Mount Leica SL2-S. Continue after the jump for some impression from a night in Sevilla.

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What an iPhone can’t do

Setas de Sevilla with a sunburst - what an iPhone can't do
Setas de Sevilla | 2023

I’ve received quite a few comments why I’ve been using my iPhone 14 Pro a lot lately, and not the Leica. Well, for one, because it has a great camera and a sensor that captures awesome images, and it is the camera that is always with me. But make no mistake. An iPhone (or any other modern “camera-phone”) will (at least with today’s technology), never be able to compete with a full frame sensor. When walking the streets of Seville I carry the iPhone and the SL2-S. And there are scenes like the one in the title image where I know it was worth lugging a 2 kilo camera/lens combo around. To capture the full tonal range of this magnificent building. And a sunburst to go with it. That’s what an iPhone can’t do.

Have a great Friday

Marcus

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Thirsty

Thirsty Dog drinking from fountain in Cordoba, Spain
Thirsty | Cordoba | 2023

The Significant Other and I are drinking plenty water while roaming the streets of Sevilla, or in this case during a side-trip to Cordoba. I’m much too busy with sightseeing and photography to write long posts about the splendor of Andalucia. This will come when we’re back home. For now a quick snapshot of a thirsty dog, captured with my Leica SL2-S in the city center of Cordoba. Image specs 1/640 sec @ f/7.1, ISO 200 and 70mm focal length. The triangle between the two dogs on the leash with their owner in the middle contributes to a harmonic composition. The gesture of the dog drinking adds interest as well.

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Wish you all a happy Thursday

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