Stealing Oreos?

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Protesters against TPPA, Auckland, 2015. Image: Su Leslie

“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.” – Diane Arbus

The tiptoeing part of that quote definitely resonates with me when it comes to photographing people, particularly candid shots. It’s not something I do often, and my general rule of thumb is to make my presence known, but unobtrusive.

And when I’m happy with the results — definitely an Oreo moment.

Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge | candid

Seven Day Black and White Photo Challenge (street photography) — in colour

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Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four: (shot in b&w)

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Day Five

Day Six

Day Seven

My friend Sarah at Art Expedition hosted this variation on the Seven Day B&W Challenge — asking that the image include people.

The rules are:

• Thank the person who has nominated/tagged you and provide a link to their blog.

•  Go out and take pictures of complete strangers for 7 days in a row and post one of them each day of the challenge (you can also post 7 photos in one post if you´re more comfortable with this).

• The photos should be in b/w.

• Nominate as many people as you like

If you haven’t visited Sarah’s blog to see her Berlin street photography, please do.

Earth to mothership

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Image: Su Leslie 2018

Seven Day B&W Challenge — Street Photography: Day Seven

My friend Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting a variation on the Seven Day B&W Challenge — this time the image must include people.

The rules are:

• Thank the person who has nominated/tagged you and provide a link to their blog.

•  Go out and take pictures of complete strangers for 7 days in a row and post one of them each day of the challenge (you can also post 7 photos in one post if you´re more comfortable with this).

• The photos should be in b/w.

• Nominate as many people as you like

I haven’t managed to get out shooting as much as I’d like, so this challenge has taken  way longer than expected, but it is definitely worth doing.

As always, I’m not a fan of individual nominations, but invite everyone to take part in this if you can fit it in your blogging schedule.

And don’t forget to visit Sarah’s blog and see her Berlin street photography.

Faces in the dark

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Street art: painting with light. Image: Su Leslie 2018

Seven Day B&W Challenge — Street Photography: Day Six

My friend Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting a variation on the Seven Day B&W Challenge — this time the image must include people.

The rules are:

• Thank the person who has nominated/tagged you and provide a link to their blog.

•  Go out and take pictures of complete strangers for 7 days in a row and post one of them each day of the challenge (you can also post 7 photos in one post if you´re more comfortable with this).

• The photos should be in b/w.

• Nominate as many people as you like

I haven’t managed to get out shooting as much as I’d like, so this challenge has taken  way longer than expected, but it is definitely worth doing.

As always, I’m not a fan of individual nominations, but invite everyone to take part in this if you can fit it in your blogging schedule.

And don’t forget to visit Sarah’s blog and see her Berlin street photography.

Stepping out

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Evening stroll, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland. Image: Su Leslie 2018

Seven Day B&W Challenge — Street Photography: Day Five

My friend Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting a variation on the Seven Day B&W Challenge — this time the image must include people.

The rules are:

• Thank the person who has nominated/tagged you and provide a link to their blog.

•  Go out and take pictures of complete strangers for 7 days in a row and post one of them each day of the challenge (you can also post 7 photos in one post if you´re more comfortable with this).

• The photos should be in b/w.

• Nominate as many people as you like

As always, I’m not a fan of individual nominations, but invite everyone to take part in this if you can fit it in your blogging schedule.

And don’t forget to visit Sarah’s blog and see her Berlin street photography.

Dinner time

Seven Day Black & White Photo Challenge — Street Photography: Day 4

My friend Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting a variation on the Seven Day B&W Challenge — this time the image must include people.

The rules are:

• Thank the person who has nominated/tagged you and provide a link to their blog.

• Go out and take pictures of complete strangers for 7 days in a row and post one of them each day of the challenge (you can also post 7 photos in one post if you´re more comfortable with this).

• The photos should be in b/w.

• Nominate as many people as you like

As always, I’m not a fan of individual nominations, but invite everyone to take part in this if you can fit it in your blogging schedule. And don’t forget to visit Sarah’s blog and see her Berlin street photography.

Together, alone

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Same style, same obsession. Terminal, Munich Airport. Su Leslie 2015

Seven Day Black & White Photo Challenge — Street Photography: Day 3

My friend Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting a variation on the Seven Day B&W Challenge — this time the image must include people.

The rules are:

• Thank the person who has nominated/tagged you and provide a link to their blog.

•  Go out and take pictures of complete strangers for 7 days in a row and post one of them each day of the challenge (you can also post 7 photos in one post if you´re more comfortable with this).

• The photos should be in b/w.

• Nominate as many people as you like

I’m still not quite up to going out shooting street photography, but when I saw Sarah’s latest shot of a group together in space and time, but without engagement, it reminded me of this group I saw at Munich airport a few years ago. Four young women in the same uniform of mini-skirts, black tights, ankle boots (the closest two were wearing identical boots) and black jackets — all utterly focused on their phones.

As always, I’m not a fan of individual nominations, but invite everyone to take part in this if you can fit it in your blogging schedule. And don’t forget to visit Sarah’s blog and see her Berlin street photography.

 

A study in black and white

Seven Day B&W Challenge — Street Photography: Day Two

I’ve barely got off the couch today — muscle aches, sore head and a slight fever suggesting a touch of flu. Luckily, I shot a few photos at Orakei Wharf yesterday.

So here is one I prepared earlier — the big brother (I think) of my pensive boy from yesterday.

My friend Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting a variation on the Seven Day B&W Challenge — this time the image must include people.

The rules are:

• Thank the person who has nominated/tagged you and provide a link to their blog.

•  Go out and take pictures of complete strangers for 7 days in a row and post one of them each day of the challenge (you can also post 7 photos in one post if you´re more comfortable with this).

• The photos should be in b/w.

• Nominate as many people as you like

As always, I’m not a fan of individual nominations, but invite everyoneto take part in this if you can fit it in your blogging schedule.and don’t forget to visit Sarah’s blog and see her Berlin street photography.

Wondering what is on his mind

Posted to Six Word Saturday at Travel with Intent

And …

My friend Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting a variation on the Seven Day B&W Challenge — this time the image must include people.

The rules of Sarah’s Seven Day B&W Challenge — Street Photography are:

• Thank the person who has nominated/tagged you and provide a link to their blog.

•  Go out and take pictures of complete strangers for 7 days in a row and post one of them each day of the challenge (you can also post 7 photos in one post if you´re more comfortable with this).

• The photos should be in b/w.

• Nominate as many people as you like

As always, I’m not a fan of individual nominations, but invite everyoneto take part in this if you can fit it in your blogging schedule.