Shooting with a flash through clear umbrellas
I was first inspired to shoot flash street pictures by my friend Charlie Kirk. Many of his great pictures in Tokyo were of people holding clear umbrellas, or he shot through a clear umbrella.
Case study: One flash picture without eye contact, and one with eye contact
I saw this woman on her phone, looking very intense. I saw a billboard of a woman banging against the wall. I thought this would make a good ‘juxtaposition’ picture. I then shot with a flash, with my film Leica MP, aperture f8, flash at 1/8th power, focus distance 1.2 meters.