Saturday, December 31, 2011

Rua de Passos Manuel, 63
(The Rendezvous)

Street Photography Now (IV): Andrew Z. Glickman

b.  New York City, 1963, lives in Bethesda, Maryland

'I think there is an expectation by many viewers that if you're sitting across from someone on the subway who takes your picture, you'll probably notice them. In my experience, that isn't true. Even where people do notice me photographing, almost all of them turn back to what they were doing and pay me little attention'.

Thames & Hudson

Friday, December 30, 2011

Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 12)

After a while it started to rain. It was just a drizzle at first, but soon it turned into a real downpour and our conversation had to end. Maybe someday we'll see more stories from Goa, who knows.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 11)

Meanwhile, some acquaintances of Goa who happened to be on the pier started teasing him, shouting that if he kept repairing the boat, he'll end up sinking. But he just replied that it wouldn't be the first time.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 10)

Goa was curious about why I was taking so many pictures. Somehow, he was worried I might be spending too much money on film. He didn't seem fully convinced when I told him that nowadays cameras are digital and most pictures never get printed.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 9)

In addition, his tape measure had also been missing for a week.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 8)

Soon after this picture was taken, one of the saws Goa was using broke.

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Trivia (XXVI) - The Holiday Gift

For Christmas the Missus got me this wonderful book by Rui Palha.

You can grab order a copy of "Street Photography / Fotografia de Rua" here.
You can find Rui Palha work here and his facebook page here.

Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 7)

Later, Goa shipped out once more, this time aboard a trawler to fish for cod on the Newfoundland Grand Banks, off the east coast of Canada.

Soon he found out that his job at the construction company was easy peasy compared to this new one. Sixteen hours shift were common and the crew was often soaked and covered in fish blood as they gutted the fish on the open deck

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 6)

Some years after returning from his deployment in the Far East, Goa started working at some company that was building an hotel in the Madeira Island.

The hotel was being built by construction group Soares da Costa who had hired the company Goa was working for to perform part of the project. Unfortunately the subcontractor had bid an unrealistically low price and defaulted. And Goa, who was supposed to make 300 escudos an hour, was never really paid in full.

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Trivia (XXV) - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dear reader,

Season’s greetings to you and your family and friends from all of us here at porto street shooting.

Thank you for another special year.

We wish you a pleasant, relaxing holiday and a good start into 2012.

Warm regards,


Friday, December 23, 2011

Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 5)

As in last September, I went to find Mr. Alfama at his spot in Estaleiro do Ouro, reparing the Mini-Titanic. Mr. Alfama, who usually goes by the handle "Goa" was fixing the stern. As he says, a boat always need some repair. Soon we picked up our conversation from where we left it last time.

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Meanwhile, if you need to get up to speed, you may want to read some previous posts:

Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 1)
Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 2)
Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 3)
Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 4)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Avenida de Montevideu, 694
(The One-On-One)

Trivia (XXIV)

What type of street photographer are you? LOL

Yanidel has put it beautifully here.

I) The Intellectual 
II) The English Patient
III) The Innovator
IV) The Nostalgic
V) The Frugal 
VI) The Egocentric 
VII) The Shy person
VIII) The Terminator
IX) The Fearless
X) The Family man

Check Yanick's website and read the descriptions of each type of street photographer - I'm sure you will recognise yourself in more than one type!