Today, we are pleased to welcome Markus Andersen from Sydney | AUSTRALIA in our Mobile Photography Gallery.
Markus tells us about this picture as well as about both his technique and influences in the field of photography.
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“I captured the image very late in the day; the light was falling fast and shadows were deep and long. I was waiting on a corner ready to cross the street and I noticed the split red and yellow paint on the wall behind me and a few intersecting white lines on the road behind the wall. I waited for a minute or so to assess how the shadows of those who passed by were being cast onto the coloured brick. I thought to myself that it would be great if someone interesting walked into frame and then they did – a tall guy with a Dick Tracy style hat and big black coat. I only took a single frame, it was lucky enough to hit the mark.”
MY TECHNICAL STUFF
“The image was shot with ProCamera & I exposed for the brightest point in the scene; giving me deep crushed blacks and a more saturated image. Then in Snapseed I slightly increased contrast & altered colour balance a little to give the image a little more warmth.”
“My photographic tastes are eclectic. Ranging from Josef Koudelka, Ian Berry (his book ‘The English’ in particular), Constantine Manos, Harry Gruyaert, William Albert Allard to Roger Ballen , Joel-Peter Witkin or William Eggleston, etc…”