This is a photograph that has been shot with an Olympus mju II with Kodak Portra 400 film, in Rethymno, Crete, Greece.
I remember the day I made this shot. Summer 2014 was just around the corner. I think it was early May. I had my compact Olympus mju II in my pocket with some Kodak Portra 400 inside. One of the rare occasions of using Portra 400. I love the quality of that film emulsion and the colours, but I just can’t justify the €7.5 per roll. Anyway, as I said, this was one of those rare occasions I had Portra and I was taking a walk with a friend in the street.
My friend had never experienced me as a Street Photographer. She knew me as me, as a friend. She knew I do Street Photography, but had never seen me in action. So it came to her as a surprise when as soon as I noticed this awesome lady I got my little compact Oly out of my pocket, jumped in front of her and took her photo, with a flash!
The lady smiled and quite enjoyed having her photo taken, but my friend was stunned and when I turned around I noticed that she had walked a few paces away and was clenching her teeth, while smiling, hands to her mouth. I walked over to her and she said “You are nuts! You just took her photo without asking! Why didn’t she say anything?”. All I could do was laugh at her question and reply by saying “That is the rush of Street Photography. That’s why I like doing it!” I hadn’t answered her question, but I think that’s ok.
Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!