The Winning Photo:
It's all in a day's work
May 22, 2008
I went up to the newly opened Sky Deck in Roppongi Hills in Tokyo during lunch, and was lucky enough to see these window washers, from 270 m above the ground, preparing to be hoisted down to clean the windows of Mori Tower.
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Exposure: 1/6400 sec
Aperture: ? (don't remember)
Focal Length: 50mm
ISO Sped: 50
Lens: Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f1.4 (for Contax fitted with an adapter for EOS mount)
Jimmy Carlos aka jimmy~
The photo was taken by my friend, Charles Peñacerrada. And no, I don't have long hair anymore. I had to cut it prior to entering my now bankrupt company.
My name is Jimmy Carlos and I'm currently based in Tokyo. My company just went bankrupt and we're now in the process of migrating to our new buyer.
My dad loves taking snapshots, and I used to use his Olympus Pen when I was a kid. There was a big blank after that. I got my first digital camera, a Kodak DC290 in 2000. I got my first DSLR, a Canon 10D in 2004. I have since used both digital and film.
I have several cameras, but mainly use a Canon body with Contax lenses attached with an adapter. I don't use film that much recently since it's expensive to have them developed these days.
I don't really follow, nor know much about famous photographers. I just try to make up my own style based on some idea I have. I do look at different photo magazines and photos by other people in photo sites like Flickr. I would mention Tommy Oshima if I had to name one.
In the past year, I have become more into night street photography, going out mainly on Friday nights, usually with other Flickr friends who I also got to know in the past year. I also like to take photos of festivals around Japan. While I like to take landscapes, I just don't have time to go out far places. I would like to expand my "portfolio" in this area as well.
In the next five years, I would like to have at least an exhibit of my photos and have some of them published.
Three Photos That I Like:
This photo seems to be popular among my night street photos. This is also one of my favorites.
This would probably represent my photos of festivals in Japan.
My other frustration: landscape photography. What's the other? I don't know... ha ha...