Push Me Now

First try at pushing Tri-X to ISO 800, I quite like the results.

Lunch at a Japanese Deli in Mitte.

While I waited for Katja, I shot people shooting street.

At Anja Niedringhaus exhibition. Inspiring stuff.

Afterwards in Aufsturz

It was unusually warm for December, but it rained for days.

Inside a nail saloon

I’m always fascinated by people who try their luck with these machines.

They won.

 Christmas market.

After a shooting at Ryan’s apartment.



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23 responses to “Push Me Now

  1. “they won” in color must’ve been more nice, i think… 🙂 nice photos all…

  2. Sara Castaño

    Hi!! I really love street photography, you have an amazing work, congratulations and thanks for share!!!

  3. My fav is the train depot. Classic B&W subject.

  4. You are gifted my friend, truly.

  5. I love the street shot of the couple on the corner, their is such intimacy there in the midst of a busy street. Yet I find each and everyone amazingly thoughtful and meaningful!

    Well done!

  6. I love the ones that include.. machines, or objects I guess. Like the claw and coin machines, the hand forms in the nail shop. The way they contrast with the people gives the image a frozen, surreal look.

  7. I LOVE your page. I will check back frequently for inspiration.

  8. Wow Klara! You are an amazing photographer! And the best thing is that you photograph different things that other people don’t. And you are so lucky to be able to travel around so much! Keep up the great photography through 2012. Happy New Year.

  9. Kelly Robinson

    I absolutely love your photos! I was wondering – I’m still very much into abstract photography and I feel uncomfortable at this point shooting human subjects. I don’t know if you’ve ever had this problem but I’d love to know how you got more comfortable with street photography and shooting people (and their suspicious looks!)

    • Thank you Kelly! I too had this problem at the beginning, but it went away, the more I shot. It helps to start with a normal focal length before going wide, I started out with a 50mm and then moved to a wider lens 35mm, sometimes I use a 28mm. I try to avoid situations where I feel that it would be offending, I don’t provoke and I try not to stick my camera in people’s faces. One trick to not get noticed is to move constantly, do not stop for longer than a couple of seconds, do not look at your lcd screen (if you’re shooting digital), because then people will know that you’ve taken a picture and most importantly, do not have eye contact with your subjects. Just take the picture and move on. Usually people don’t notice me or by the time they notice, I’m already gone. When I get really close, people think that I’m shooting something behind them. When they do notice, most people are pretty cool about it, it always depends a bit on in which city or neighborhood I shoot, but in general people have been kind, sometimes asking for a portrait or a print.

  10. Just found your blog and i think am will be hooked, your photos are simply stunning.

  11. Nice job! Pushing film can be a bit scary at first, but anymore, I usually just assume my film is going to be pushed a little bit. I like the contrast of pushing film. Your contrast looks great! Keep it up 🙂

    • Thanks, I’m still trying to get the hang of pushing properly, I really like Tri-X at 800 and 1600, I’m also experimenting with Tri-X at boxspeed to get a little more contrast.

  12. Do people ever scream at you to not take pictures of them or their children? How do you do it, to be able to take pictures and get so close without being scrolled at? It’s amazingly amazing-ly suprisingly suprisings shocking!

    • No usually not, only happened twice so far. Maybe it’s because I’m a girl, maybe it’s because I don’t look like much of a threat, maybe it’s because people are so self-absorbed that they don’t notice me at all. If I do get noticed I try to anticipate how the parents/person would feel. Most of the times I only push the shutter when I feel it would be okay with the person/parent to be photographed. Most people are surprisingly cool about being photographed though.

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