Street photography in Aspen Colorado, in the winter, at night, and with a little flurry of snow. This image was captured after spending a long day on the slopes shooting the 2015 Aspen Winternational Women’s FIS World Cup ski races. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy shooting high-profile events and relish the challenge of capturing unique and interesting moments of the world’s very best! Where the luster of such photography wears thin is in the company of a few dozen, albeit great, professional photogs aiming for that same, predictable front page money shot. Not falling into the same trap, but instead creating original imagery against the backdrop of hundreds of images hurriedly beamed out across the wire and around the globe — few if any being unique or distinguishable — is a worthy challenge.
Suffice it to say the artist in me with hot chocolate in the thermos, hand-warmers in my pockets and cameras in-hand, was chomping at the bit like so many street photographers before, ready to wander Aspen’s surreal street wonderland… stalking my next capture, formulating the next scene.
I used two setups on this night: my beloved Nikon FM3A, w/Nikkor 45mm 2.8p glass, loaded w/Kodak T-Max 400 film; and for the image above, a Nikon D700, w/Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G glass, SanDisk Extreme Pro CF memory cards, and post-processing/editing done using ACR & Adobe Photoshop CC.
Aspen Winternational Street Wonderland.
I am an artist, a photographer… I shoot film and so should you.