The pause button on life

Dublin
Paris

"These are the pictures from my trips to Dublin and Paris. They were not planned as photography journeys, just plain holiday trips. 

I wanted to leave technology and prestige behind in my photography and just rely on chance. So I brought two small Olympus XA cameras. 

It took a while to drop everything and rely on the auto system, limited to the film's ASA. I did not realise how much I had gotten used to crank up the sensitivity on the digital camera. 

Old techniques like to hold the camera firmly when taking the picture were revived. Though in the end I did not care about that either. 

I let chance be my companion in the technical, so I could get a grip of the scenes in front of me and the camera." 

Per-Olof Stoltz


Dublin
Dublin
Paris
Paris
Paris

I think many will recognise the feeling of being overwhelmed by the technique, looking for the sharpest lens or a camera with all possible settings. It is indeed a relief to listen to Per-Olof Stoltz. He worked for twenty years as a professional photographer but in the end felt that it was taking a too great toll of his creativity. Please learn more from his website. And don't forget to click on the label with his name right here on 591.
Mr Urbano




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