Back on the street!

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Petach, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Real Name:
    Peter Tachauer
    Been a while since I intentionally hit the street specifically to shoot street, I dusted of my street vibe and headed to Brick Lane in East London. Felt the old excitement creeping back in to my bones. This is despite the pain caused to my ankles from swelling. I left home at 9am and got back at 8.30pm.

    I enjoyed it, but my ankles are barking badly as I edit and post. Must do it again!

    A small selection here:

    [​IMG]Captured - Street Candid by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Street Candid Brick Lane-7.jpg by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Street Candid Brick Lane.jpg by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Street Candid Brick Lane-5.jpg by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Fag Hag and Family by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Head Shot - London by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    Some vibrant moments captured there Pete.
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  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Real Name:
    Bill Palmer
    Great stuff. Love the timing on that last one.
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    Real Name:
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I love the second and the last Pete - nice stuff as usual. I've sort of lost my street spark. When I find myself in a place where there are good street opportunities, I still go for it and usually get a few shots I like. But I rarely go into the city, or travel to other cities, specifically with street shooting in mind anymore. I think it was such a passion while I was trying to figure out HOW to do it. And the passion came through to some degree. Now I feel like I have the craft and technique of it pretty well nailed, but the art of it remains as elusive as ever. And the work/reward ratio with street is pretty tough - you have to be out there a LOT and really working at it to do it well and I just don't feel the commitment these days. I'm sure it's something I'll always do when I'm in the right situation for it, but I don't know if I'll ever pursue it with the single mindedness I had up until fairly recently...

    Glad to see you're out there. If we ever find ourselves in the same area again, heading out for another day of shooting with you would be plenty of motivation to get the street juices flowing. I ought to get in touch with Don - haven't seen him in a while. THAT would surely get me going again, at least for a while...

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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    i LOVE #2 & 3. Sounds like you had a great day, too. :2thumbs:
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  6. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    That final one, excellent!
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  7. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley



    Probably posted these in the wrong place!
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  8. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Real Name:
    Peter Tachauer
    Thanks all for the comments, much appreciated.

    Thanks Ray, I guess the key for me is little and not too keep my interest going in that genre. Maybe for you too? to keep it fresh?

    Due to the PD drugs, I am still compelled to take pictures and I find myself up in the early hours with camera on tripod shooting eggs, frozen peas, laundry baskets....anything... to feed the habit. Most times I enjoy it, but others times it bothers me that I climb out of a warm bed to pad across a cold kitchen floor at 3am with a camera and tripod in hand. The camera widow known as the Ever Fragrant Mrs T has given up trying to talk or beat me out of the compulsion.

    The obvious irony is that the compulsion to take pictures may eventually be overwhelmed by the condition that compels me. Catch 22 if ever there was one.

    But, hey...listen......I am enjoying the ride. I am doing something artistic. I never ever considered myself to be an artist; now I sell my work. It ain't a bad life is it!

    I hope to come to NYC next would be a blast and a privilege to meet up with you and Don again.
  9. Arbib

    Arbib SC Regular

    Aug 18, 2015
    Nice set....
    and gallery sites....
    It looks like you shot film with these.... it's easy to tell. :)
    I also like street with TMax 400 over Tri-X though....