I met this couple in a shopping centre car park. I loved their car and asked to take a portrait with them, they was more than happy to say yes.
There is a lot of detail on the car and you have to look close to see it all. It reminded me of Mad Max, which they took as a compliment.
Kodak Tri-x 400 asa
Epson V550 Scan
Walking around the Northern Quarter in Manchester early on a Sunday morning I noticed the amazing colour of Cameron’s hair and the glint in the badges on Louann’s bag. Being a badge geek myself (and wishing I could have green hair) it was worth stopping to them and having a chat. They were very happy to pose for me on Manchester fantastic graffiti backdrops and were natural at showing attitude. It was fun to meet such inspirational people on a lazy day with such interesting personalities. Cannot wait to send them this image.
Kodak Portra 400
The Windswept Man
Reinaldo Miranda is an outstanding street performer and looked the part. He was more than happy to pose for a portrait and swept the Manchester crowds away with his entertainment.
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Lomograpghy Color 400 ASA
I love the age old tradition of street performers. There is something magical about a person making a living entering you whilst you shop.
I went to Chester to pick up a few items. (If you are unfamiliar with the city. It dates back to Roman times and still has the outer walls standing. It was developed in the Tudor times and the city has been almost untouched since. It is a fantastic historical wonderland and well worth a visit).
I have recently been shooting street only on film with my Yashica 635 TLR. It’s an amazing camera that seems to attract a lot of attention. It’s been fun working out how to shoot quickly and silently.
Getting back to the image. As I walked through the busy streets there was the sound of 1920’s Jazz floating through the crowds that drew me in. A women in her 20’s, dressed in period fashion was delighting the passers by with her Charleston.
She captured the moment brilliantly and keep me in gaze for two or three songs.
I took the opportunity to kneel down and wait for her to pass my viewfinder before passing her hand with silver coin and exchanging our love for all thing vintage.
Her performance made my day and I know (because she told me) being photographed by my camera made hers.
Turn any street in old England and town and you will find interesting people eager to entertain.