The inner city is the perfect place in winter for the kind of street photography that I love. Narrow beams of light pierce the inky blackness like a spotlight shining into the city chasms. It is a conscious pleasure to watch the light moving through and over the city, often the light only lasting a few minutes before the sun slides behind a building.. in turn opening up another scenario to be found and shot. There is a small series of alleyways near China Town that present as many as 9 sequential windows of opportunity over a 40 minutes timeframe. In this particular beam I shot as various people walked through and tweaked my height and framing as well as focus point and depth of field. Eventually a courier double-parked off to the right of frame and on his return; laughing, jumped across the beam of light with a little pirouette. Magic…
F2.8 1/640 second 80 iso GRD2
These images are printed in an offset process which is the same used to produce high-end art books and magazines. The paper is an uncoated slightly matte stock, which is made of 70% recycled fibres, the inks used are vegetable based. The paper-weight is 190gsm. Each poster is hand embossed in the bottom right hand corner before rolling into a mailing tube ready for posting.
This image also looks great framed. It is available in a simple white or black below.