“distance means do little when someone means so much”
#instagram + #phoster = awesome photo-quote
One evening while strolling with my new 24mm f/1.4 lens on my Canon in Beirut back in Nov.2011, I saw this couple infront of me and immediately had to snap them. After coming back to Amman, for some reason I had forgotten about this image till this morning, when I was checking a site about cool poster designs and typography and found this quote. It hit me straight away and went digging deep into my Pictures folder till I found it. A little color-correction in Lightroom and some Illustrator font-picking… This is the image I had in my head. Hope you like it… :)
I know I usually post photo’s of food and landscapes of Amman with my iPhone, however, this is different. I bought a new TS-E 45mm f/2.8 lens a couple of weeks ago and haven’t tested it out extensively yet. I travelled to Beirut a few days ago and winter has started, so I figured it’s best to take it out for a little “mini-street photojournalism” run. Because of the rain and wetness of everything, I put my beanie over the camera and kept it hidden at hip-level and just snapped away every 5sec. and these are some of the photo’s that I personally liked…
Took this shot of Amman from the 13th floor of the Landmark hotel. They opened a new terrace place & the opening party was last nite. I wanna go back again and ask to do a time-lapse from up there. Shot with Camera+ and no effects added.
Back in Feb. ‘011, I was on a project shooting the behind the scenes of a feature film being filmed in Amman, Jordan. For one of the scenes, the crew had closed down a major, if not THE major bridge, in the city from 5am-7am on a Sat.morning. It was raining, cold and windy. Trying to hide my Canon 7D from the rain, running around under umbrella’s trying to get a good moment shot… at one point i was on the phone and saw one of the actors running that street alone, thankfully my Camera+ app is quick enough that I turned it on and grabbed the shot. Of course, I have the shot too from my 7D though as I keep saying… less complexities, more subject & emotion.