stroll 1/camera / Olympus XA-2 / film / ilford hp5+ /

stroll 2/camera / Olympus XA-2 / film / kodak tri-x / ilford hp5+ /

stroll 3/camera / Olympus XA-2 / film / ilford hp5+ /

stroll 4/camera / Olympus XA-2 / film / ilford hp5+ / kodak tri-x /

stroll 5/camera / Olympus XA-2 / film / ilford hp5+ /

stroll 6/camera / Olympus XA-2 / film / ilford hp5+ / ilford pan 400 /

stroll 7/camera / Olympus XA-2 / film / ilford hp5+ / ilford pan 400 /

stroll 8/camera / Olympus XA-2 / film / ilford hp5+ / ilford pan 400 /

stroll 9/camera / Olympus XA-2 / film / ilford pan 400 / ilford hp5+ /

stroll 10/camera / Olympus XA-2 / film / ilford hp5+ / ilford fp4 plus /

stroll 11/camera / Olympus XA-2 / film / ilford hp5+ / ilford delta 400 /

stroll 12/camera / Olympus XA-2 / film / ilford fp4 plus /ilford hp5+ /

 

walk i/cameras / Nikon F3HP / Nikon FM2n / Nikon FE2 / film / kodak tri-x / ilford pan 400 / fuji acros 100 / ilford delta 3200 /

walk ii/cameras / Fujica ST705 / FED-2 / Lomo LC-A / Olympus Pen EED / Ricoh 35ZF / film / kodak tri-x / ilford hp5+ / fomapan 100 / fuji acros 100 / ilford xp2 /

walk iii/cameras / Nikon F3HP / Nikon FM2n / film / kodak tri-x / ilford pan 400 /

walk iv/camera / Pentax ME / film / fomapan 100 / ilford hp5+ /

walk v/cameras / Nikon FM2n / Nikon FM3a / Nikon FE2 / film / kodak tri-x / ilford hp5+ /

walk vi/cameras / Pentax ME / Olympus OM2n /  film / ilford pan 400 / kodak tri-x /

walk vii/camera / Nikon F3 / film / ilford hp5+ /

 

"Capturing the everyday on film..."

Jumahat Leman / graphic designer based in Singapore

photography / This is an ongoing collection of de-skilled snapshots documenting my everyday experience - mostly the "normal everyday things" i see, passes through, observe, or chanced upon - as i go about my daily life of commuting, travelling, strolling and work.

Can i call this "street photography"? Maybe.. maybe not.

I shoot film 95% of the time - mostly with b&w stock - with a beat-up Nikon FM2n (sometimes a shiny black FM3a) and a well-worn Olympus XA-2. On occasions, i'll shoot a digital mirrorless body with older manual lenses. 

noises / Besides capturing images, i consistently and regularly record improvised ambient/noise/drone soundscapes as a means of experimental and creative expression.

links instagram / bandcamp / equipment
jumahat.leman@gmail.com

 

about

Jumahat Leman is a graphic designer based in Singapore

"Capturing the everyday on film..."

This is an ongoing collection of de-skilled snapshots documenting my everyday experience - capturing mostly the "everyday things" i see, passes through, observe, or chanced upon - as i go about my daily life of commuting, shopping, travelling and work. Is this "street photography"? Maybe.. maybe not.

I shoot film 95% of the time, mostly with b&w film. Usually with a beat-up Nikon FM2n (sometimes a shiny black FM3a) and a well-worn Olympus XA-2. On occasions, i'll shoot digital with a mirrorless body paired with older manual lenses. 

Besides capturing images, i consistently and regularly record improvised ambient/noise/drone soundscapes as a means of experimental + creative expression.

instagram / bandcamp / equipment
jumahat.leman@gmail.com

 

The images have grain, more grain and more grain still, plus they're dirty, gritty and sometimes blurry and out-of-focus - i love those aesthetics. - the reason i shoot b&w mostly - as long as the composition and subject are properly thought-out and captured. I'm still learning those.

The images are with grain, more grain, and more grain still. They can be blurry, out-of-focus, dirty, gritty - i love those aesthetics - the reason i shoot b&w mostly. I try to think about the composition and subject, as those definitely matter too and have to be properly thought-out and captured. Though sometimes, i tried to capture the moment quickly.

Occasionally i shoot digital as well, with older manual lenses.

At the moment i consistently and regularly record improvised ambient/noise/drone soundscapes as a means of experimental + creative expression."

instagram / bandcamp / equipment
jumahat.leman@gmail.com

 

 

This is an ongoing collection of de-skilled snapshots of the everyday - which are mostly the "everyday things" everyone else sees, passes though and experience daily. Is this "street photography?" - maybe.. maybe not?

I'm all for images with grain, and more grain. And it can be blurry, out-of-focus, dirty, gritty.. but the composition and subject have to be properly thought-out and captured. And b&w is the best way for me to get that.

I've just picked up shooting film again - at the start of 2016 - after more than a decade of absence. I remembered always having a camera somehow when travelling around South East Asia between 1994 and 2000. I still have the developed film and printed pictures in a box. I don't have any of those cameras anymore and i don't remember the model, though i remember they're either Olympus or Pentax compacts.

I went digital with a hand-me-down Sony T7 (i love the form factor) and later a 2nd hand Nikon D80 (my serious camera) and love it. The external hard disk storage of those thousands of captured images suddenly refused to load and all the pictures were gone. I stopped taking pictures for a while. That was in 2014.

I re-discovered the joy of photography again with a simple film camera - a Russian Smena Symbol. And later with an Olympus OM-1n - bought one for my wife for her birthday. That was in March last year.

I soon start buying a lot of film cameras and started shooting all of them actively. I love all the different make and quirks of those cameras. It brings back the joy of photography again for me. And its like rediscovering photography all over again. I gave a camera to a friend who has shot film in school but stopped. Slowly, i started selling away the cameras i'm using less. A few died, and was put as display pieces in my office. I'm down with 6 cameras now - 3 SLR (1 belongs to my wife!), 2 range focus point-and-shoot, 2 half-frame and a fix-yourself 35mm TLR (a birthday gift from a friend whom i gave a camera earlier).

This is the set-up i usually go out with and have a blast shooting - which are mostly the "everyday things" in my country that i, and everyone else sees, passes though and experience daily. I'm not sure if that is "street photography?" - maybe.. maybe not? I don't know.

 

I'm all for images with grain, and more grain. And it can be blurry, out-of-focus, dirty, gritty.. but the composition and subject have to be properly thought-out and captured. I'm still learning those now.