The E-M5 is perhaps the ultimate camera for street photography. It has a quieter shutter than previous micro-four-thirds cameras, and it’s quite small with the 14mm f/2.5 pancake lens which I used to take these photos. If I had bought the all-black model it would have been more discreet, but I couldn’t resist the beautiful retro looks of the silver model.
The feature which makes it really great for street photography is the touchscreen tilting OLED display. This allows you to look down at the camera (which makes it look like you are just fiddling with it and not framing it to take a photo) and then you just touch the screen where you want the camera to focus, and BAM! it takes a picture for you.
In the first street photo, shown above, the main area of interest is at the bottom right where we see some tourists from the Midwest eating an early dinner. I know that they are not from Manhattan based on their looks and their heft. People who live in Manhattan aren’t that heavy. Unless they are NAMs. There are some heavy whites in the outer boroughs, but this group looks like Midwest tourists and not bridge-and-tunnel prole whites.
Another element in this photo that I like is the man sitting down in the middle, two tables back, with a little blonde girl standing up next to him who is presumably his daughter. They obviously live in Manhattan.
The tourists probably think they are eating a fancy Manhattan meal, while the guy from Manhattan thinks this restaurant is just for taking his daughter out for a quick dinner while his wife is off doing something else.
In the photo above we see some more fat tourists from the Midwest. The tourist on the left is holding onto a cup from McDonalds which clearly looks to be bigger than 16 ounces. Now Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large soft drinks makes perfect sense.
But what’s interesting is the woman on the right who appears to be part of this group, yet she looks Indian. Why would these fat women from the Midwest be hanging out with an Indian girl? I may add that, although she’s on the voluptuous side, she’s quite attractive.
Maybe this fat woman from the Midwest adopted an Indian orphan girl, and they fed her really well from McDonalds, and she grew up to be this tall beautiful voluptuous Indian girl, totally outclassing her natural daughter seen in the middle of the photo.
No one seems to mind when I post photos of unattractive or old people, but when I post a street photo of a beautiful girl, some people think it’s pervy for some reason. But I’m going to risk getting those comments because this is just too good of a photo not to post.
Unlike the people in the previous photos, she clearly lives in Manhattan or maybe the SWPL parts of Brooklyn, and is not a tourist.