I’m in New York for WordCamp NYC this weekend and getting some walking in before the event. I’ve been getting a bunch of Pokemon Go time on this visit and started to get a little board with the game itself, so I wanted to see if I could get some street photography through the Pokemon GO app itself.
It certainly added an extra level of challenge to taking photos, first you have to wait for a Pokemon creature to appear, then you have to find a way to line your creature up with a scene you find interesting. Most of the time you are shooting Rattatas or Zubats, but when something special pops up, like a Tauros or Pinsir, suddenly I get a little thrill about taking the photo because I know those creatures appear less frequently and are likely to run away soon if I don’t catch them. So I only have a minute to find a shot and make it work with them.
Mostly, this was just a fun little challenge, but the plus side at least I have an extra excuse for when I’m pointing my iPhone around on the street. “I’m hunting Pokemon.”
A few years back I jumped right into the chaos at the annual Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight in San Francisco. I brought my Nimslo 3D camera and captured these shots while I was there.
Photo credit: Allison Ekevara Kitpowsong
We’ve taken over a parking lot and pasted our photos on the walls. The show is called The City At Large and looks quite brilliant really, and huge props to my buddy Troy for putting it together. Here’s how 7×7 described it:
Check out “City at Large” in downtown SF, featuring some imagery by some of the city’s finest photogs. Located in a parking lot (yes, a parking lot) on 2nd Street between Howard and Natoma, across from Aldoph Gasser Photo. (Open to the public during business hours.)
The show is up now right now, so if you are downtown, go check it out before the rain takes it down. We’ll be having our opening reception this Saturday from 2-5pm. More details (including all the street photographer’s names) are on the Facebook page.
I’ve been so busy working on my 3D City photo series this year that I haven’t had time to share any new 35mm shots. A few weeks ago I finally released the 3rd issue of my American Analog photo zine and have since gone out and shot a few rolls of film on my LC-A. Here’s a recent batch of expired Tri-X film (I need some fresh stuff) from a day spent walking along Market St in SF.