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Street ThreeSixtyFive Archive – Week 3 of 52

I only post BW, street, archive pictures. One a day, for one year. I will report here every week. Enjoy and follow me on instagram!

#day15 – me in 1986 #365 #archive

#day16 – A man in Vienna #365 #archive

#day17 – a kid in Budapest #365 #archive

#day18 – bike rider in Budapest #365 #archive

#day19 – Landscape in Budapest #365 #archive

#day20 – Polizei in Vienna #365 #archive

#day21 – Saturday trip outside of Vienna #365 #archive

Singapore Street Photography – Day 6: Marina Bay


Singapore

Marina Bay Sands

The skydeck on top of the Marina Bay Sands is amazing, with its 150m long swimming pool and the observatory deck, is one of the most impressive building I’ve ever been on top. I’m generally scared of heights but this time the curiosity to be on top of the most expensive hotel property in the modern history overruled my fears and the experience was awesome.


Singapore

from the skydeck


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marina bay


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open water


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Infinity Pool


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Infinity Hat

I’ve never seen anything like the Infinity Pool before. 150m of curved edge, falling on top of Singapore Skyline. People are swimming at 191m above the street level in the longest elevated pool in the world. The pool is strictly reserved to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel guests so if you want to live this mind blowing experience, you have to reserve a room.


Luca Sartoni

Self Portrait at Infinity Pool

I had two dreams when I landed in Singapore: shooting street portraits in one of the most amazing cities in the world and swimming in the Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands Skypark. I’m very pleased to announce that I made both dreams come true therefore I can board my flight back to Vienna tonight without any major regret about my staying here.

(*) A very special thank you goes to the Marina Bay Sands social media and communication team that invited me to visit the skydeck. I found a very well prepared team with great skills and experience. Check out their blog, twitter account and youtube channel. It was awesome to get such a nice tour of the skypark, the opportunity to ask questions and discover more about this impressive property.

Check out the complete gallery on Flickr and the premium selection on 500px!

Singapore Street Photography – Day 3: Little India and Arab Street


Dry Food Seller by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com

Dry Food Seller


Crossing by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com

Crossing


Polo by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com

Polo

Little India and Arab Street

Today I went to Little India and if I thought that this city had a smaller personal space around people, I have to completely reconsider the theory. In Little India there was no personal space at all and after a while I had to get out and breath some fresh (better say open) air.

Arab Street was awesome because I had the great pleasure to talk and make friends with some of the local carpet sellers. I asked them to pose for me in front fo their shops and the results were great.

Check out the complete gallery on Flickr, the premium selection on 500px and stay tuned. More will come!

My first day of street photography in Singapore

Singapore

I landed yesterday in Singapore to visit my friends Lisa and Simone. I’ll be here for a week and beside my job I will spend a lot of time taking pictures in the street. Today was my first day and I went to Chinatown. In a few hours I found out three things about this awesome city:

Different perception of personal distance

Singapore
Studying martial arts I learned that every person feels a personal bubble around himself. When someone enters that bubble we feel awkward and we raise up our psychological defenses. The more dense the city, the smaller the bubble. For this reason getting really close to people, while taking pictures in the street, is very easy in Singapore.

Different relationship with food

Singapore
In chinatown the food is everywhere and saying hello to your live crab before his final trip to the kitchen is very common.

People are really open

Singapore
As soon as I raised up my camera to take pictures of his booth, this man started to dance for me and wanted to pose with his roasted duck. I’m so excited about the amazing adventures I’m going to have during the next days in here.

Full set of pictures on Flickr. Enjoy and stay tuned!

Street Photography with my new-old Nikon FM2

My new toy - Nikon FM2
I recently managed to get a hold on a Nikon FM2 after weeks of chasing it on ebay. I found it in a shop in Vienna for a few bucks and I was so excited to try it out with my Nikkor Lenses.

Here the result with my AF Nikkor 20mm 1:2.8 D. Pretty sweet!


Vienna

Springfield Staff - Nikon FM2 + Kodak400 + AF Nikkor 20mm 1:2.8 D



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Shoes - Nikon FM2 + Kodak400 + AF Nikkor 20mm 1:2.8 D



Vienna

Army Shop - Nikon FM2 + Kodak BW400c + AF Nikkor 20mm 1:2.8 D

Getting closer

With a 20mm lens on a fullframe camera, I really need to push myself to get close to my subjects. It’s amazing to see what happens when I take this pictures in the street, smiling and saying thank you. The people actually smile back all the time and they enjoy to be in the pics. It’s really fun to get closer.

Three golden tips on street photography by Eric Kim

Jazz Hands

Yesterday, Eric Kim, one of my favourite international street photographers, published a list of 102 thing he learned about street photography. The three following ones are my favorites:

21. Post-processing your images digitally should never take more than a minute

Spend more time shooting rather than working on photoshop. Save your post-processing skills for your studio work. I used to spend too much time processing my pictures. I was straightening horizons, correcting perspectives, brushing away spots and glitches. Then I visited an exhibition by Henri Cartier-Bresson and I realized that all the work I was putting on my pictures was totally worthless. The value of street photography is somewhere else. It’s out there, being at the right place, at the right time, shooting.

47. Always carry your camera with you everywhere you go. Everywhere

That’s why I decided to switch to a rangefinder (hybrid) camera and I bought myself the Fuji X100. I always have my camera with me and my Nikon D90+lens was definitely not handy enough. So it happened that I had to leave it at home sometimes. Guess what, every time that happened, a great picture was there, waiting for me. But I was not ready.

64. The best combo: one camera and one lens

Every time I went out shooting with more than one camera in the bag, I spent more time switching equipment rather than taking pictures. Same story when I took two or more lenses with me. Now I stick to one camera and one lens rule and the results are much better.

68. “Realize that most of your photographs are crap” – Charlie Kirk

Since I accepted this, I feel much better.