Hey Steve, as I prepare for my next photography trip (Greece, Spain and Thailand) I’ve been thinking a lot about which cameras and lenses to bring and why. I like to travel light and originally planned on bringing just my M9 with one or two lenses. But as I look back at some of my older images shot with the Ricoh GRIII I’ve realized how capable that little camera is! I’ve included a few of my favorite shots with this camera to share with you and all the readers. What I love most about this camera is its ability to compose in square format as well as the very fast 28/f1.9 lens with almost zero distortion! It’s an amazing little pocketable camera and really compliments my style of shooting with the M9 as I tend to see and shoot very different images with both cameras. I’ve even done some large format prints with the GR and the results were surprisingly good!
The images were taken in Florence, Venice, Berlin and Prague. I like to think that although my photos lack obvious story elements they at least try to distill the essence and vibe of the places I visit through a very minimalist pov. What do you think?
ps: the frog image was shot in Venice at the Punta della Dogana where a sculpture of a naked boy holding a frog stands. I got in between the boy and the frog in order to get his pov of both the frog and the city. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/05/arts/design/05voge.html
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