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photoblog image N.Kama 'The Snapper'. New York, 2007

N.Kama 'The Snapper'. New York, 2007

 

RaLuca wasn't the only photographer I came across when photographing last weekend, I meet this man, he actually approached me 1st and I just knew this one would be easy.... I wish I knew his name...Man: "Hey Lady, nice camera....really small, unfortunately we didn't have this kinds back then " Nacha: "Really, yes quite small but does wonders…you photograph too?" Man: "Oh sure, with this thing I put on my neck, it works wonders for me" ..Nacha: "How old are you?" Man: "Old enough to be your grandfather (smiles)…I like your guts. Where you from? You live in the City or just visiting" …Nacha: "No, I'm Nigerian, I live here in the City. Look (I showed him a few snaps I had framed) …you like? "Man: Sure! Too bad I can't show you what I have shot, technology today is so advanced, so many advantages for you."  Nacha: "I want to put you in the next frame…if you don't mind?"  Man: "Sure! I knew you were going to ask that….(Laughing)…So here is the result! A few more conversations found out that he was a construction worker for years, a few elderly advice and we parted ways! It was a pleasure to meet him.

So I guess images exhibited this week from last weekend's shots were quite entertaining for you guys...I'm glad most of you like, gave pointers and all. I thank you guys for your constant visits. For those of you that visited my blog this week for the 1st time.....I welcome you to my world of entertainment....it's what am all about. I have noticed what most of you expect from me ....street shots, NY  people series, fashion and most of all my TWINS series ....but not used to this. However, they would be a few changes as I am exposing myself to new things and I hope it keeps you all entertained.

 Enjoy the image and Have a lovely weekend.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR COMMENTS!!!! LOTS OF LUV!!!!

N.Kama 'The Snapper'. New York, 2007

 

RaLuca wasn't the only photographer I came across when photographing last weekend, I meet this man, he actually approached me 1st and I just knew this one would be easy.... I wish I knew his name...Man: "Hey Lady, nice camera....really small, unfortunately we didn't have this kinds back then " Nacha: "Really, yes quite small but does wonders…you photograph too?" Man: "Oh sure, with this thing I put on my neck, it works wonders for me" ..Nacha: "How old are you?" Man: "Old enough to be your grandfather (smiles)…I like your guts. Where you from? You live in the City or just visiting" …Nacha: "No, I'm Nigerian, I live here in the City. Look (I showed him a few snaps I had framed) …you like? "Man: Sure! Too bad I can't show you what I have shot, technology today is so advanced, so many advantages for you."  Nacha: "I want to put you in the next frame…if you don't mind?"  Man: "Sure! I knew you were going to ask that….(Laughing)…So here is the result! A few more conversations found out that he was a construction worker for years, a few elderly advice and we parted ways! It was a pleasure to meet him.

So I guess images exhibited this week from last weekend's shots were quite entertaining for you guys...I'm glad most of you like, gave pointers and all. I thank you guys for your constant visits. For those of you that visited my blog this week for the 1st time.....I welcome you to my world of entertainment....it's what am all about. I have noticed what most of you expect from me ....street shots, NY  people series, fashion and most of all my TWINS series ....but not used to this. However, they would be a few changes as I am exposing myself to new things and I hope it keeps you all entertained.

 Enjoy the image and Have a lovely weekend.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR COMMENTS!!!! LOTS OF LUV!!!!

comments (40)

Loving thissmile You need to shoot Skee.
Nacha Kama: SOON! wink
  • Yẹni
  • London U.K
  • 21 Sep 2007, 00:23
I like the shutterspeed you use...for this shot
Nacha Kama: Thanks Rotimi
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 21 Sep 2007, 00:50
It almost makes you think it's a prop for him, NaCha. You think?
Nacha Kama: Well i guess so...
This for me is almost perfect, it"s home but this could be anywhere. For you to make this unforgetable and sellable I would have made sure his camera name was more in focus, everthing else is spot on.
Nacha Kama: SD400 and the SLRs ...it's a big difference btw these two cameras J....U wanna look my camera up??? with my 35mm i could do what you are asking...I could process this as if it was shot with an SLR but then I think this one is just best the way it is. My perception of this image. "ppericate yours...
Thanks for pointers anyways.
Excellent shot. You have more courage than I. Talking to strangers is not my strong point.
Nacha Kama: smile
Thanks for the support!
This is GREAT FlAiR! I am digging his portrait with his sweet camera.
Nacha Kama: Thanks Lady
  • rags
  • United States
  • 21 Sep 2007, 02:03
What you have done is create a superb environmental portrait that is rich with information about the subject as well as his environment. Good job chacha!
Nacha Kama: Kanyi my man..:d Thanks for your constant visits and support!
  • Kay
  • 21 Sep 2007, 02:24
Love the way this guy is in focus and the background isn't. Wonderful portrait and story, Nacha! This is great! grin
Nacha Kama: M3Rci Madam
Hmmmm what should I take a picture of next.... Great shot.
Very cool charcter indeed. Looks like a Praktika he is holding. Love the strap as well as the self assured way he poses for the photo. And the cabs in the background as well: classic.
  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 21 Sep 2007, 05:38
Great story behind the shot Nacha.
  • Stan
  • 21 Sep 2007, 07:01
I like this! The camera position seems a bit contrived but it still works. Nicely done.
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 21 Sep 2007, 08:18
Lovely shot and great commentary !!
great shot love it.
  • tyan
  • Singapore
  • 21 Sep 2007, 08:51
a cool man he is!thanks for sharing with us!to be honest,i seldom have guts to pick up coversation with strangers like this,i salute u!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Sep 2007, 08:57
As a construction worker he must have made some great high altitude shots in his time.

Yours is a great street shot with the moving cab at the back. While you were on good speaking terms you could have asked him to hide the plastic bag.

The 'this' picture that you refer to is right down my alley and would count as one of those things the photographer records while moving about in the streets. I haven't seen it before, because I give myself a break from Shutter over the weekends. Just have to.
  • tinuke
  • United States
  • 21 Sep 2007, 10:42
This is the best shot, i've seen in yonks.love the color seperation and the speed. Well done!!
  • Heath
  • Australia
  • 21 Sep 2007, 11:27
Love the character you've captured in this shot.
  • Vanessa
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Sep 2007, 11:40
Nice shot ChaCha and lovely story to go with it.

Have a fab weekend
Interesting story ;-) Great shot of your 'friend'.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Sep 2007, 13:32
Great story, and composition Nacha. smile
  • Aussie
  • Queensland
  • 21 Sep 2007, 15:12
Bravo, I find it really hard to do people shots and I usually taking the shot of their backs.
  • don
  • United States
  • 21 Sep 2007, 15:28
A fine street shot of this interesting looking photographer. The conversation was always enjoyable. Nice work.
  • Devyn
  • New York
  • 21 Sep 2007, 15:49
I admire your guts for chatting him up. Love the cabs in the background. So very NYC.
Beautiful shot and story. It has a great photojournalism feel to it.
This one is also a new likey Chacha !
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 21 Sep 2007, 17:06
Great tones here. I like the desaturated look.
This is truly an awesome portrait. Great, GREAT shot Cc.
very nice story/nice pic dudette.
  • jelb
  • France
  • 21 Sep 2007, 22:03
Bonsoir,
Well done shot..and comment..bravo!
  • bisola
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Sep 2007, 23:51
I like what you did with this shot. You are very engaging with your subjects and that is a great trait to have!

Excellent shot as usual, Nacha.
C'est toujours intéressant de rencontrer ces personnes si intriguant !
Belle rencontre en tout cas ! C'est une photo " souvenir " ! ;-)
  • Jezblog
  • London UK at the moment
  • 23 Sep 2007, 03:29
He looks way cool..... I think its the strap.... its like a guitar strap...... its like he might tune that thing and play it...... mind you this pic has some great things coming together.... I love the frame of the fence..... I love his expression and the moment as be goes to draw on the cigarette..... and I really love the double taxi thing with movement that gives you composition and dynamism..... and the dude has so much personality....... hey this is great!!

Cheers JezXX

I said I love the taxi thing right?
right yeah...cos I really love the taxi thing....
Nacha Kama: You sure do...Any yellow taxi shot here is for my dear JEZZZ :d
  • jump
  • France
  • 23 Sep 2007, 17:03
NIce portrait smile)
  • Roger
  • Texas, US
  • 24 Sep 2007, 18:44
Very nice shot. I keep looking at it.
this one came out perfect.
  • Jeremy
  • Canada
  • 26 Sep 2007, 18:41
Great write-up with this one. Really nice to know there are still cool people in the crazy city.
  • Erinn
  • canada
  • 26 Sep 2007, 20:07
Now that's a camera! I think one of the cameras i bought off of Ebay had a strap that was just as old.
What a great street portrait. Love absolutely everthing about it! Nice accompanying story, too.
Excellent N.

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