Posts tagged planimetric

Toiletwolf (huh?) is right now one of my favourite photography weblogs. I’ve always been partial to austere planimetric (that is, ‘elevation’) photography, and I’m really enjoying the author’s use of longer lenses and croppings in the compositions.

Closed III Aug 4th

Legs Aug 4th

Bikes Aug 4th

Mail and Toys Aug 4th

Submarine Aug 4th

Triangle Aug 4th

Closed II Aug 4th

Closed I Aug 4th

Rua da Boavista Aug 4th

Yellow doors Aug 4th

Closed V Aug 4th

Closed IV Aug 4th

More photos taken with the Voigtlander Bessa-L, this time without the faux black & white.

This photo makes perfectly clear how the Industar lens, made before advanced optical coatings were commonplace, is soft: the diffusion in the edges around the sky isn't due to any kind of post-production effect. The soviet lens does hold very well in the other pictures, though.

For 1 Purer Kiss Mar 19th

Crisis - Coffeehouse Mar 19th

Politics Mar 19th

Lamp Mar 19th

Tags I Mar 19th

Crisis - Fabrics Mar 19th

Ribeira Landscape Mar 19th

Stairs Mar 19th

Crisis - Bookstore Mar 19th

Tags II Mar 19th

Hollow building Mar 19th

Private Property Mar 19th

No matter how often Porto gets voted Best European Destination by tourists who want a quick escape to a place with cheap food, drinks, and a taste of Southern European servilitude towards their economic overlords (of course, the local hostel economic bubble and the fact that cheap Ryanair flights arrive at an airport which is actually pretty close to its destination city might also have something to do with it), the city's true charm lies in the bits and pieces that so far have defied gentrification.