Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Not A Lot

There's not much happening for me at the moment.

I've been given a tutorial on how drag queens "hide their business" by two, flirtatious, bi-curious, ladies that had no idea about me. They say that men can rub their inner thighs to make everything "shrink and hide". And they did give a rather entertaining enactment of the process.

I've been hit on by more seedy old men. Sometimes guys can be very sweet and non threatening. But when they stand around at the back of a grocery store, in the darkest isle with no intention of buying anything, and try and get you to "party"...not so sweet.

I've been taking photos of random people. For some reason I like taking photos with slow speeds in low light and no tripod or an other support. I'm not sure they are good but I have fun doing it.

Here's some I took today...

If you're a performer I think you're fair game for candid shots.

I don't know why, but I thought the guy leaning was kinda interesting. I don't really see it in the picture, but whatever.

I just like people wearing hats.

The train pulling in prompted my last shot of the night and the end of my boring wait.

I had no idea what was in the frame when I shot most of these pictures, until after I took the photo. I was shooting from the hip, well, from the knee. I was sitting down and just pointing the camera somewhere, usually the opposite direction to what I was looking. And just held the shutter button down for a bit. (about a second or two. Bulb, f8, iso200, except for the busker)

I still haven't seen what is on my rolls of film. I wan't to use up all the rolls I have left and get them all processed at the same time. Hopefully that will be soon though.


  1. great pics!
    i love watching strangers...but not in the back of the grocery store kind of way.

  2. Hello Ms Hipstercrite;
    People watching is one of my most favorite things to do. It can be so inspiring. I do like to stay away from the grocery store stalking method too.

  3. I discovered your blog through Hipstercrite, and I gotta say- I'm already a fan. I hope you keep with it for a long time, so I can come in and peek in on you every so often.

    Regarding pictures. Please don't judge me, but I have an out-and-out creepy, fetish-like obsession with Asian babies. They're just so gosh darn CUTE! I am completely guilty of whipping out my camera phone and stealthily snapping a pic when I see one. How weird is that.

    Which is all to say, I am enjoying yours of strangers! I think we might be kindred spirits that way.

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  5. Hi there Miss Eavesdropper;

    I'm trying to sort my unsortables out to try and be more consistent with this blog. I'm pretty sure I'll be here for a while. I quite enjoy it.

    It's quite embarrassing, and I have no idea why, But today is the first time I've checked out your blog. I was pretty hooked within about 2 seconds. So, from now on, I'll be dropping in on you from time to time.

    I can neither judge you nor blame you on that one. Asian babies, and babies in general, are ADORABLE!!! (← yes, I over do things...often)

    I did take Rosie out yesterday, but, I was too busy shopping to notice anything worth taking a picture of. Theres always another photo opp.

    Perhaps we are kindred, stranger lovin, spirits. Well that's what I'm telling everyone from now on!

    p.s. this may be a reposted, albeit modified, comment.