NYC / USA
This city has a unique gift for photographers. Gorgeous architecture on a grand scale becomes the backdrop for a very human drama. NYC is about the people first and foremost, and when you walk the streets here nobody gives a brass monkey about you or your camera. You are invisible. There are so many tourists with cameras in this city that nobody pays the slightest attention to one more photographer. I love it.
Thanks to Panasonic Australia for letting me carrying their Lumix GX85 with two lovely lenses on this trip. The 25mm f/1.4 I was already familiar with, but the new 12mm f/1.4 (also made by Leica) was really the ducks nuts for my style. Together they cater for most of what I want for street photography. Very nice gear, very reliable and very easy to carry while walking all over Manhattan.
Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.
Photography for Travellers
Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."
"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."