Thursday, December 27, 2007

28mm moments from downtown Amman.

It's been 5 months since i shot some pictures in the streets of Amman. Yesterday i picked up my camera , loaded it with one roll of kodak tri-x, put on my new 28mm zeiss lens , screwed my 3 stop ND filter and hailed a cab to downtown. Here is what my eyes saw.

Followed this guy for a bit. Took about 6 pictures of his journey up the hill.

When i saw this, i remembered an image Chris Weeks made in Paris a couple of weeks ago.

The guy was fixing a watch, i love how the people on the right caught me taking the picture.

There is nothing like seeing an image in your head, and find that it translated well on to the negative.

The wide angle is allowing me to put more things in the frame, you just see a hint of the guy sitting on the left.

This is the next image on the negative. Everything fell in place.

He asked me to take his picture. He wanted to be standing, had to convince him to sit and actually smile.

He was selling turmos, if i am not mistaken he is blind.

The four images above and the two below all happened within 2 minutes of each other.
People were in photo mode, third guy to ask for his picture to be taken.
The service/taxi/bus stop, hip shot as i was walking down the hill.Pictures were taken with a Leica M6 , 28mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss lens, on Kodak Tri-X film.

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Blogger Lina said...

Love'em :) I love the one of the guy going up hill taken from the back!

11:14 AM  
Blogger adel shehadeh said...

I love the 4th dimension in the first picture. Amazing

11:22 AM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

Walla Majali, very nice collection. Especially digging the last picture with a slight tilt and the nearly perfectly equal distance the people are from each other in two rows. Nice. Your choice to tilt it slightly is clear. Very nice.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

That's a hip shot? No way! Walla your hip is talented kaman.

1:47 PM  
Blogger deja vu said...

You have a cinema'tic eyes "masha'allah" .. it is like if I am watching movie clips

great .. keep on moving

3:25 AM  

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