IRAN STREET PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT - WEEK #2 SUMMARY

 

FLOW AND WORKFLOW

If you want to look at the video-update instead, you will find it HERE. But please, do read on. you will also find the video at the end of this short article

After 2 weeks in Iran for my street photography project, I am finding a pace that works. The first week was very hectic, and I felt burnt out by starting this photo-project marathon, with a sprint. You can see first week update here.

To be honest, I spent too long in Tehran.

It is a great city for street photography, sure, but so is nearly everywhere else in Iran. So much for planning (i suck at planning - working on it though). So arriving in Kashan had a calming effect on my stressed out mind. It was chill, the bazaar in Kashan is amazing, and it was good to calm things down.

Kashan grand bazaar is a sight to behold. And photograph. Taken with the Panasonic S1

Kashan grand bazaar is a sight to behold. And photograph. Taken with the Panasonic S1

The Kashan Bazaar is no less than amazing for photography. As a streetphotographer I loved it. It has everything. Arches, interesting alleys, beams of light that shines through the roof (the ventilation from the old times) can result in some really interesting images. Loads of people, cool shops. Everything.

An old lady wearing Niqab in the grand bazaar of Kashan. Taken with the Panasonic S1

An old lady wearing Niqab in the grand bazaar of Kashan. Taken with the Panasonic S1

I spent a few days there, and I could easily spent a lot longer.

But I had to go to Isfahan! And for real, guys... It was even better! The same chill vibe and friendly people, and home to the second largest square in the world. The Naqsh-e Jahan square - and an even bigger yet very different bazaar. The grand bazaar of Tehran is like a maze, same with the one in Kashan. Isfahan bazaar is more organized around the big Naqsh-e Jahan square itself. Closer to the square is the typical touristy things, but if you venture on the outskirts of the bazaar, further away from the square, you will find little workshops where the artisans of the city makes all the things sold around the main area of the bazaar.

For street portrait and photography, I find that more interesting. Ill post the best ones on my instagram

Anyway, feeling much better about the project, and confident I will pull it off now that I have found a workflow I can handle.

Here is the video update - go check it out, and subscribe to me on YouTube - A lot more from previous travels there.

CAMERAS I use:

For most my streetphotography, I use the Fujifilm X100F - It is great for almost everything! So good in fact, I made a video about it (just a fieldtest with example photos). Watch it here.

For portraits, filming, timelapses and so on, I use the Panasonic S1. Its a beast. I got it not long ago, so no review or video about that just yet. Its big and heavy, but films good and takes good pictures (of course it does, and it should do that considering the price-tag)

See you on the road.

~Daniel