wallography

the illustrious street photographers of the twentieth century instituted an idiosyncratic way of seeing. this rhetoric was unrefined, un-cropped, nontraditional, and often haphazard, insofar as delineating esteemed compositional theory and textbook camera technique. via the camera one fashions a visual journal and the machine becomes an extension of the self. the street is a circus, nonsensical phenomenon unfold, and an ever-transient array of fleeting moments expand before the photographer's gaze. the photographer must endeavor to seize this moment prior to its eminent disappearance. it becomes paramount to align one's mind, one's heart, and one's eye when hunting the photograph. to this rhetoric, to this classic way of seeing, in honor of the distinguished street photographers of the twentieth century, i modestly walk in their shadow.
i own the images, i own the positives, i own the negatives, i own the prints, i own the scans, and i own the copyrights. i authorize you to re-blog my work within the confines of this site provided credit is properly noted. all other use is unauthorized and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. all images are copyrighted by nathan wall unless otherwise noted.

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Photograph

second beach, olympic national park, washington mmxii.
hasselblad swc + carl zeiss biogon 1:4,5/38mm.

second beach, olympic national park, washington mmxii.

hasselblad swc + carl zeiss biogon 1:4,5/38mm.



April 28, 2014, 9:03am

Photograph

seattle, washington mmx.
leica m6 classic + leica summilux aspherical 1:1,4/35mm.

seattle, washington mmx.

leica m6 classic + leica summilux aspherical 1:1,4/35mm.



April 25, 2014, 8:18am

Photograph

new york, new york mmix.
leica m3 + leitz dual-range summicron 1:2/50mm.
reclined against a newspaper stand waiting for a friend to reappear from the adjacent deli i stood witness to this interlude between a passerby and the shopkeep. i feel her gaze is that of distrust and adds a particular restlessness to the image. neither individual took any awareness of my presence and the gaze of my leica seems extraneous to what otherwise may have disappeared.

new york, new york mmix.

leica m3 + leitz dual-range summicron 1:2/50mm.

reclined against a newspaper stand waiting for a friend to reappear from the adjacent deli i stood witness to this interlude between a passerby and the shopkeep. i feel her gaze is that of distrust and adds a particular restlessness to the image. neither individual took any awareness of my presence and the gaze of my leica seems extraneous to what otherwise may have disappeared.



April 24, 2014, 8:45am

Photograph

seattle, washington mmxi.
leica m6 classic + leica summilux pre-aspherical 1:1,4/50mm.

seattle, washington mmxi.

leica m6 classic + leica summilux pre-aspherical 1:1,4/50mm.



April 23, 2014, 9:38am

Photograph

oakland, california mmix.
leica m3 + leitz dual-range summicron 1:2/50mm.

oakland, california mmix.

leica m3 + leitz dual-range summicron 1:2/50mm.



April 22, 2014, 8:45am

Photograph

seattle, washington mmxi.
leica m6 classic + leica summilux aspherical 1:1,4/35mm.

seattle, washington mmxi.

leica m6 classic + leica summilux aspherical 1:1,4/35mm.



April 21, 2014, 10:00am

Photograph

panamint dunes, death valley national park, california mmxii.
hasselblad swc + carl zeiss biogon 1:4,5/38mm.

panamint dunes, death valley national park, california mmxii.

hasselblad swc + carl zeiss biogon 1:4,5/38mm.



April 14, 2014, 8:53am

Photograph

collimation study, seattle, washington mmxiv.

rolleiflex 2.8f white face + carl zeiss planar 1:2,8/80mm.

collimation study, seattle, washington mmxiv.

rolleiflex 2.8f white face + carl zeiss planar 1:2,8/80mm.



February 06, 2014, 9:10am

Photograph

paris, ile-de-france mmxiii.

leica m6 classic + leica summilux pre-aspherical 1:1,4/50mm.

paris, ile-de-france mmxiii.

leica m6 classic + leica summilux pre-aspherical 1:1,4/50mm.



February 03, 2014, 9:22am

Photograph

collimation study, seattle, washington mmxiv.
rolleiflex 2.8f white face + carl zeiss planar 1:2,8/80mm.

collimation study, seattle, washington mmxiv.

rolleiflex 2.8f white face + carl zeiss planar 1:2,8/80mm.



January 31, 2014, 11:50am