Today I happened on an interesting article on The Inspired Eye, a photography website that often features street photographers and their work. (They also produce a wonderful digital magazine of the same name.)
The article is a guest post by Jasper Tejano, a talented street photographer based in the Philippines. He decided to invest in a black Olympus OM-D E-M10 because he was looking for a camera that was, in his words:
… compact, durable, and ergonomic on my hand which doesn’t need those bells and whistles (like hand grips, thumb rest) to get a steady shot.
Surprisingly, all he uses is the M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 pancake zoom lens that comes with the camera. Since the camera’s electronic zoom isn’t very quick, he tends to set it to one focal length (say, 28mm) and use it for multiple frames – an exercise he sees as disciplinary more than anything else because it trains him to see the world through that field of view.
As for Jasper’s shots, you’ll find that he has a very unique style. He treats the people who appear in his photos less as subjects and more as shapes or compositional elements.
You can read the full article here!