Josh White wrote Ricoh GRDIII: walking to work, or how he feels with using the GRDIII as a street shooter when he walks to work. The GRD is one of these small P&S camera that advanced camera user seems to appreciate. Full control and fast prime lens.
Josh preferred camera seems to be a Leica M9. Here is his conclusion on the Ricoh:
Honestly, I wouldnâ€™t trade my M9 for anything. Itâ€™s a beautiful, beautiful camera and itâ€™s easily the best camera Iâ€™ve ever used. However, for 90% of the photography I do the GRDIII would be enough. If youâ€™re a street photographer who doesnâ€™t want to break the bank I highly recommend this little Ricoh. Needless to say Iâ€™m a big fan.
I personally have a GRDII which is not much different – older sensor, a bit more noise, basically. I have used it a couple of times for street shooting. Honestly I think I should give it more love ; it is time I give it a real ride in that field.
Don’t forget to check Josh’s set on Flickr.
Frank Larson a not known photographers from the 50’s and 60’s. Check out his work, mostly centered on New York.
On Mother Jones: The Best Street Photographer You’ve Never Heard Of:
Four years ago, a Chicago real estate agent stumbled upon a box of negatives. Little did he know that he’d discovered Vivian Maier
See alsoThe Secret City of Vivian Maier.
Vivian Maier was still living at the time of the purchase, Maloof didn’t know, nor did he know what her name was until he dug more in the archives. Only recently her work started being shown after being cataloged and processed.
It is the ordinary story of a nanny that filmed, photographed and documented life. She was a private person and seen through her passionate eyes we discover New York and Chicago in the 50’s and onward.
About the Maloof Collection:
The vast scope of the archive is impressive. It consists of more than 100,000 negatives, over 3,000 prints, hundreds of rolls of film, home movies, audio tape interviews, and various other items, representing roughly 90 percent of Vivian’s work.
Using the Ricoh GRIII For Street Photography: A Review by Eric Kim (from The Phoblographer):
Without spoiling anything, it is truly the best compact camera for street photography, and everybody who is serious about shooting in the streets should have one. Keep reading to read my in-depth review of the Ricoh GRIII digital.
I have a GR Digital II which is almost the same. The Ricoh GR Digital series have a lot of fans. I believe this family of camera is greatly underrated, maybe because it does not have a zoom making it some sort of pariah for consumers. I have yet to get myself on using it in that situation having used the E-P1 more often. Maybe soon for a more complete review.