Candid Street Photography
Welcome, and thank you for visiting 35mmview, a website containing my passion for candid/urban/street (call it what you will) photography.
Hi, my name is Dave Wilson, I live in London and run 35mmview to fuel my appetite for capturing the Human Condition in all its fascinating glory.
I’ve been taking street style pictures for as long as I can remember. The joy of walking the streets with a camera is still a thrill each time I go out.
I’ll quite happily use film or digital cameras and process in colour or black and white. Each has it’s own merits and I see no reason why either one or both can’t be used.
“Street photography is like pissing yourself. Everyone can see you doing it, but only you get the warm feeling it brings”
This may be my last batch for a while as the price of these vintage Japanese negatives has gone through the roof!
Luckily I purchased a few before this happened, but now it’s become ridiculous and i’m not paying silly money.
A recent pack of 30 negs (which did include some war related ones) went for nearly $1000!!!
Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 3) Here is batch 3 together with the original paper folder they were placed in after processing around 80 years ago. Notice the picture of a Contax on the front. Bit of a mixed bag this batch. There a few what I would call ‘business men shots’. There are also … Read MoreRead More
Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 2, part 1) Carrying on with my vintage Japanese negatives series here is the 1st part of batch 2. This batch contains a lot of negatives so will be posted in 2 parts. Sadly there are quite a few stuck in their glassine sleeves and some that have been damaged. Nevertheless … Read MoreRead More
I still remember the first time I arrived in Bangkok (or Krung Thep as the locals call it) it was as hot as hades, moving at one hundred miles an hour and extremely noisy. The first thing that hit me, apart from the cacophony of smells was the complete lack of anything resembling order.Read More
Updated 2017 Below is a list of all the camera gear I currently own. I’m not a gear freak but if the right piece of equipment presents itself at the right price! Only about 20% of my kit was actually bought new. Due to the simple fact that I can’t afford it. The rest was … Read MoreRead More
Travel photography I have just recently returned from a glorious one month’s photographic trip to Thailand and Japan. Total rest and relaxation was the order of the day and I intended to make the most of it. Travel has always had the effect of helping me re-evaluate the way I work. It recharges my batteries … Read MoreRead More
Where do you find your inspiration? Inspiration I’ve made a lot of decisions over the years about how to develop as a photographer and where to seek inspiration Some were good, some not so good. I’d like to think I’ve developed into a reasonable one, but admit there is always room for improvement. like … Read MoreRead More
Should you photograph the homeless? My decision Photographing the homeless has become one of the most controversial subjects in street photography. It can be hard to get a definitive answer as everyone has their own personal take on the situation. Personally I made my decision a long time ago and that was not to. I’m … Read MoreRead More
Street photography tips (part 2) Apart from when i’m lucky enough to take a holiday abroad, most of my Street photography takes place in and around central London as it’s where I work. I always aim to get in around an hour or so early and spend that time walking around searching for anything that … Read MoreRead More
Fear of Street Photography I think you’ll agree that it can be quite disconcerting to be spotted whilst trying to capture that decisive moment. Does the person look angry? are they smiling? Should you take evasive action? More often than not I never actually realise i’ve been spotted until I get home and check my … Read MoreRead More
An Englishman (still) in a Thai village Day 7 – Death to the foreigner! I woke up especially early this morning as the mosquito’s were feasting heartily on me. Usually the fan would deter them but as it was only a mere 80 degrees Joy had turned it off? Outside everyone had started to … Read MoreRead More
An Englishman in a Thai village Whilst on a recent trip to Thailand I ended up staying in a Thai farmers village for 2 months. While I was there I decided to keep a diary, mainly to keep myself from going insane. In this the first of two posts I have condensed that massive body … Read MoreRead More
Street Photography tips (part 1) I think you’ll agree with me when I say that the hardest thing about street photography is getting close to the subject without any serious confrontation. Here’s the deal. Over time I have aquired quite a few useful street photography tips which have helped me avoid any serious trouble. I … Read MoreRead More
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