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Spyros Papaspyropoulos

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Spyros Papaspyropoulos is passionate about Photography, especially Street Photography. Because of that passion he considers himself a Street Photographer. If you would like to see his work you can also visit his Street Hunters Profile. He is co-founder of Street Hunters.

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Roza Vulf Floating World exhibition

From the 10th of April until the 10th of May, Monday 14.30 – 19.30, Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 – 19.30 Roza Vulf’s “Floating World” exhibition will be on display at Leica Store Roma at Via dei Due Macelli 57.

Roza is originally from Vilnius, Lithuania. After spending most of her adult life in her country, she moved to Leipzig, Germany and finally to Rome, Italy, where she still resides now.

She is a self taught street photographer so the translation of her perception of the immediate environment is what she captures, interested in moments seen on the street, the underground or the beach. All her characters have a certain style that makes the viewer understand that Roza feels at home operating in a documentary way.

The Floating World exhibition takes its roots from the 17th century Japanese Art called Ukyio. It was originally translated to mean ‘sad world’, but with the evolution of language, literature and the usage of the term itself, the most recent translation of Ukiyo-e pertains to the phrase ‘floating world’ or fleeting pictures of the world.

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Winner of the March 2018 Street Photography Contest, Hezy Holzman
Winner of the March 2018 Street Photography Contest, Hezy Holzman

Introduction

Dear Streethunters.net Readers,

March 2018 is over. It is time to announce the winner of the March 2018 Street Photography Contest!

The theme of the contest was “Rainy Day” and we had asked you all to send in photos with examples of people in the rain. You responded by sending in loads of photographs! Thank you all for submitting your lovely work!

As per the rules of the contest, the 3 editors of the Streethunters.net website Andrew Sweigart, Digby Fullam and myself, chose one photo each. The next step was to select the very best one of the three and present it here to you.

So, the lucky winner of the March 2018 Street Photoghraphy Contest is Hezy Holzman and this is his photograph.

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Hello Streethunters.net Readers!

A few words about the Monthly Theme Contests

It is time for the Monthly Theme Contest for April 2018! The Monthly Theme Contests are a fun challenge for all! Every month we choose a Theme and we ask you to participate by each sending us one Street Photograph each time at streethunters.net@gmail.com. That photos must be based on the Monthly Theme. So for example if the theme is Silhouettes, then we would like you to each send a photo with a Silhouette moment. Your photo can be taken any time in history, we don’t mind, as long as it has been taken by you and nobody else.

What Is This Month’s Theme?

This month we would like to ask you to participate with Street Photos of “Minimalism”. We would like you to send in clever, clean minimal street photos. Make sure they will not be too busy! So, send in clever photos using Minimalism as the concept. We look forward to see what you will send in!

Please follow the example of the photo we are sharing with you here.

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March 2018 monthly theme contest

Dear Streethunters.net Readers,

The third Monthly Theme Contest photos for 2018 have been submitted and we have made our choices. Please keep in mind that the process of choosing a photo from the March 2018 Street Photography Contest Submissions was not easy!

But let’s take a look at all the photos that were submitted and accepted in this Monthly Theme Contest.

ATTENTION: The photos that didn’t meet the Theme or the Editors criteria were not chosen to be in the shortlist. They have been disqualified or removed. If your pic isn’t in the shortlist, don’t get discouraged. Try again next month!

At this moment I would like to thank each and every participant for submitting their photograph. We have a great collection of photos with “Rainy day” to show you! This time we had 25 valid submissions which can all be seen below.

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Jon Luvellis work in exhibition at the State Historical Society of Missouri permanent art collection

Jon Luvelli is an acclaimed street photographer that is based in Missouri a state in the Midwestern United States. If you are a regular reader of the Streethunters.net website you will remember Luvelli’s work from some of our previous posts.

In 2015 we wrote a feature on his photo “Horns”, in 2016 we wrote a review about his book “One Block” and in that same year he was voted as one of the most influential street photographers of that year by you, our readers.

Today we would like to share with you some exciting news about him. The State Historical Society of Missouri, recognising Luvelli’s fine art photography and his contribution to the portrayal of Midwestern rural townscapes, will be sharing a selection of his work in their permanent art collection. The first installment of photographs is on display now at the State Historical Society’s Columbia art gallery.

"A boy and his doll" by Jon Luvelli
“A boy and his doll” by Jon Luvelli

Inside John Hughes' camera bag

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Inside John Hughes’ Camera bag! (Bag No153)

I’m John Hughes a street photographer based in the UK, I spend most of my time shooting in Cambridge and London. I can’t believe I’ve never sent my whats in my bag to Streethunters.net,
First, we’ll start with my camera bag this had to be lightweight and small, yet still big enough to carry what I needed. I decided on the Billingham Hadley Small (Khaki / Tan). I love this bag it’s lightweight, waterproof and it doesn’t look like a camera bag, perfect for the streets of London, it never gets noticed. The bonus for me is that it never gets in the way and most of the time I forget I’m carrying it. I carry my:

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Street Hunt video 26 - Cambridge, UK

Introduction

Dear Streethunters.net Readers hello!

Today I am happy to present to you our latest Street Hunt video, Street Hunt No26 that we shot in Cambridge, UK!

Older Street Hunt Videos

Before I continue, I would like to list all previous Street Hunt videos, in reverse order, for your convenience just in case you have missed them:

Featured street photo by Julie Hrudova

Featured Street Photo by Julie Hrudova

Julie Hrudova is a Czech photographer from Prague who is currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Currently she works as a photo editor for RTL news. She has a BA in Media & Culture and a MA in Film & Photographic Studies. Her work has been published in various magazines and websites and exhibited all around the world. Julie has also won the 2017 EyeEm Street Photography award and has competed in quite a few competitions. In my opinion her work leans towards the surreal and as you all know, I really like surreal street photography so naturally her photographs grabbed my interest.

Another thing that was of interest to me is the project Julie has started on Instagram, called StreetRepeat. StreetRepeat is an Instagram account curated by her that basically is dedicated to similarities in street photography. According to Julie, in street photography one can recognise patterns within the genre. She has been collecting these similarities for a while now. About a week ago when we got in touch she shared some info with me about the project. To quote her she said

“I’m not judgemental about the repetition, I’m trying to post photos that are interesting on their own, but also work well within a certain theme. Each time I post three images by different photographers, with one mutual theme.”

Check out StreetRepeat for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Inside Edwin Waddel's Camera Bag

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Inside Edwin j. Waddel’s Camera bag! (Bag No152)

Hello All,

My name is Edwin (Eddy) i am B+W street profiler/shooter, I shoot in B+W, you might think what is a profiler, I see and look for things simply missed by others like shoes, socks, finger contours of the human body, I also shoot regular street and documentary. I am from Toronto Canada, but now living in the UK with my wife. I am 60 yrs old and have been shooting film, digital, and also developing. My main cameras are the Ricoh GR II, and the Fuji X100F.

This is what i take with me everyday if and when i shoot all day.

Contents:

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K&F Concept CY to FX Lens adapter review

Introduction

If you are like me you probably like making things a little bit more interesting every once in a while by escaping your comfort zone in street photography. You can escape your comfort zone with 2 ways. You can either change technique, for example switch from shooting narrow to shooting wide, or you can change gear. One of the most fun experiences for me when I feel I want to try out “new” gear is to shoot street with legacy glass. I have 2 C/Y (Contax/Yashica) lenses that are amazing! They produce lovely images and they are as good as new. If you log on to eBay you can find so many high quality lenses in great condition that you can purchase for very reasonable prices. Of course you need an adapter to use them with your modern mirrorless cameras.

There are many adapters to choose from, from really cheap ones to really expensive ones. Today we are going to review the K&F Concept lens adapter that is in the mid to low cost range. We will be looking at the K&F C/Y to FX lens adapter also know as the Contax Yashica Lenses to Fuji X Camera Mount Adapter.

Before I start the review, I would like you to keep in mind that because this is a lens adapter for a specific setup, it doesn’t mean that a similar adapter from the same company is any different in quality. I doubt for example that the K&F M42 Lenses to Fuji X Camera Mount Adapter or K&F Pentax K Lenses to Sony NEX E Mount Camera Adapter are any worse or any better. So, I will try and review the adapter from a more general point of view if possible.

K&F Concept CY to FX Lens adapter review

The K&F C/Y to FX lens adapter for street photography

Before I start I would like to repeat what we always say, which is that this review is from a completely personal point of view. Neither myself nor any of the other Streethunters.net Editors are a camera expert. We are not pro camera gurus or have any affiliation with any particular camera or camera accessory brand. All gear that we have reviewed we have used extensively in the streets. In this post you will be reading my personal opinion about the K&F C/Y to FX lens adapter, so if you are interested read on.

I would like to mention that if you feel that there is something I have missed during this post, something that you would have liked me to include, please feel free to make your suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the page. During this review I will discuss the lens adapter’s build quality, handling, features, and value.

Build Quality

K&F Concept CY to FX Lens adapter review

When holding this lens adapter in my hands I feel like I am holding a very good quality product. This brass and aluminum construction is solid, feels durable, the release button works like a charm and it has a nice finish and good quality print on it. When sliding into place on the camera it makes a nice smooth click and doesn’t feel like it is damaging the bayonet x-mount like other cheaper adapters do. The same goes for the lens bayonet. It fits like a glove. The only reason I am giving it a nine and not a ten is because I have handled better quality lens adapters that belong to a much higher price range. So for its value, this adapter has amazing build quality.

Rating: 9

Handling

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As I mentioned in the previous paragraph, this lens adapter works like a charm. It slides on the camera with a smooth and soft click, locks into place firmly and doesn’t move at the slightest. K&F Concept recommends that “For heavy medium format lenses, we suggest to use with a telephoto bracket and a tripod to balance its weight when shoot”. I don’t own a telephoto lens, but with both the Yashica ML 35mm 2.8 and the Yashica ML 50mm 1.7 it felt as solid as using a native lens on my Fujifilm X-Pro1. Releasing the lens adapter from my camera body was equally satisfying. I really can’t find anything wrong with how this product handles.

Rating: 10

Features

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You might be wondering what kind of features a lens adapter might possibly have, but you would be surprised with what some of these pieces of kit can do. However this K&F adapter doesn’t do very much. It offers basic functionality such as allowance of infinity focus which is a must as far as I am concerned and works precisely. Also worth mentioning is the fact that the adapter has a little tab that forces the lens to always have the aperture stopped down in correspondence to its setting (rather than on SLRs where the lens is always wide open until you click the shutter). Other than that it doesn’t contain any optics to reduce the lens’s focal length, a.k.a. speed boosters, it doesn’t allow electronic lenses to be controlled via the camera so you can change your lens aperture, it doesn’t have image stabilisation tech, etc. However, if you are a lover of the full manual photography experience, you will not miss any of those things and you will just embrace what this lens has to offer and have the time of your life shooting with your old glass!

Rating: 6

Value

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This is the best part! Most K&F Concept lens adapters including the one I am reviewing here today are offered at a great price. No astronomical three digit costs here. The one I got costs €20! What an amazing value for money! With that small amount of money you get a really great quality little adapter that is so much fun to use. How can I not give it a 10 for value?

Rating: 10

Conclusion

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The K&F Concept Contax Yashica Lenses to Fuji X Camera Mount Adapter is a great product for its value.

I totally recommend you give it a try if you have any old legacy glass lying about collecting dust. It is ideal for the street photographer that is just now beginning to dive into shooting manually with legacy glass, because you can try your old lenses out without investing large amounts of money into something that you might find out later isn’t your thing. You don’t have to worry about the adapter damaging your lenses or your camera mount because it is really good quality and if the worst comes to the worst and you realise in the end that shooting with legacy glass isn’t your thing, you will have only have invested the equivalent of 3 pints of beer in this “experiment”.

If you want to know more about the lens adapter, just ask me in the comments. Also, if you feel that I haven’t touched upon something that I should have, please let me know. If you want to check it out on the K&F Concept website just visit the lens adapter page.

Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!