I wasn’t a backpack kind of person, up until my friend Matt nagged me into trying one. I still wasn’t convinced, but you do a lot of things in name of friendship. However, when I started going for photography trips, I started to realize the value of backpacks, except that most of the bags targeting photographers are like hiking boots — long on comfort, short on style. Being “aesthetics first” kind of person, I have settled for a Tumi Arrive backpack which is an ideal blend of rugged and aesthetically pleasing. While it is good for carrying a camera and a lens with some accessories, it isn’t really a true camera bag. Continue reading “Looks Good: Peak Design Backpack”
I have dreamed of visiting far-off places – lands where people are few, skies are big and quiet is infinite. I don’t seek monuments, when I travel. I look for being lost – in streets, on trails and in my thoughts. It is what drew me to Iceland. That took me to Tuscany. And now I … Continue reading Faroe Islands Bound
About two months ago, I went to see my eye doctor for the annual checkup and her conclusion that my eyesight had gotten worse by a tiny bit, and yet gotten better. You see I have uneven vision so from my right eye I can see into distance clearly but have problems making out anything … Continue reading Leica, Prescription Glasses & Focus Problems
I was introduced to Joshua Allen Harris, a few years ago by friend and photography enthusiast, Bijan Sabet. I had admired Harris’ work on Instagram — his reductionist style of visual story telling was something that spoke to me at a very deep level. I went out to Brooklyn one evening to make photos with Joshua Bijan, Naveen and Chris Ozer.
Harris, during that photowalk, told me about this project he had been working on for quite sometime. He was taking photos of Broadway and wanted to chronicle that as a photo story, that he was compiling one frame of film at a time. None of these photos were shared on Instagram or any other form of social media. He only picked up a Leica M6 camera about two years.
Earlier this month, he finally released his work – a visual narrative essay in the form of three books: Tahoma, Belmont and Broadway. This is my first acqusiton of the year and it is what I call a soul satisftying shopping spree. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of these three books — and going to cherish them for a long time.
FYI, There are only 50 copies each of these books. You can buy them from Harris’ website.
All photos by me: Lecia M-Monochrom with Leica f2/35mm lens.