Last weekend I took a much needed break from work, spent some quality time with my cameras and fell in love all over again with my Olympus EP-2. I never felt that way about my G9 even though it was also just as portable and I loved the images I made with it. Maybe it’s the interchangeable lenses or how the world looks when I peek through the electronic viewfinder but I feel very comfortable photographing with it.
On a visit to the Pike Place Market, I set the camera to RAW and black and white JPG as I’ve done in the past and I never changed the settings once. As I wandered around the market, I made images you often see like the one above and of the flower sellers and fishmongers. Then I had an idea of photographing the stalls where people were selling souvenir images and art of Seattle.
That is until someone decided they didn’t like me photographing their images. I didn’t realize people are so protective of their market art but after that incident I noticed how many stalls and shops had signs banning photographs. Still I think one of my favourite images from the day is one I’m going to title “No Photographs”. It’s a bit tongue in cheek in the way that I like to be. I am sure the woman thought she was spoiling my image when she stuck her arm in the frame but personally I was so excited when I saw it and I just knew I had the image that I wanted. Enjoy!