A few weeks ago, I borrowed a friend's Leica Minilux (point-and-shoot) film camera. Â Put in a roll of Ilford FP4 and hit the streets of NYC. Â Known for it's great optics and fast lens, it was no surprise to see the nice, sharp and contrasty images I was able to make. Â I love street photography and the 40mm f/2.4 is just great for walking around. Â That and the size and form of the camera doesn't scream PHOTOGRAPHER so folks are less put off it. Since returning my friend's Leica, I luckily found myself a Nikon 35ti and can't wait to see how it does. This photo set is from that day walking around town with the Leica. Â I love how saturated the frames look and the nice and punchy contrast.
I met Grahame Fowler thru our mutual adoration of vintage 1960's Lambretta motor scooters.Â I had gone on some local group rides with Grahame and always noticed his exceptionally rare bikes and his personal style.Â I got to know more about him and offered to do a day-in-the life series of environmental portraits.Â He obliged, and thru that we've not only been working together with my helping to promote his brand, we've gotten to be good friends.Â These photos were from our first shoot together at his Greenwich Village shop.Â The shop is a modest space, packed with luxurious, military-inspired menswear.Â Most of which was designed by Grahame, and manufactured here in New York City.