Urban Jungle Pictures

shoot first, ask questions later

About

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Ken Adams is an avid and ambitious hobby photographer, though most of the time he doesn’t know what he’s doing and/or why. What he lacks in photography skills he makes up for with enthusiasm, and he’s reportedly been seen answering customers’ questions on cameras in a store he didn’t even work in. He still doesn’t know how he got sucked into that one, and still chuckles every time he remembers.. *chuckles*.

Always out for the clean shot, one of his main concerns beside general weirdness and vintage cars is how digitals have changed the way people take pictures, and what hilarious facial expressions and comical postures are involved in the process. As nobody seems to use a viewfinder anymore (provided the camera even sports one) but rather looks at the built-in screen, the true extent of grimacing becomes revealed to the guerilla photographer, who has the telezoom lens mounted and the autofocus cocked for the moral kill.

Ken’s humble beginnings featured an inherited Minolta XE-1 which dates back to the early 80s, and which has not only seen much action around the world, but has also undergone numerous modifications, such as dents, scratches and a power switch replacement carved from coconut wood (try finding original parts for 25yrd old cameras…), which heavily added to its character.

However, lack of autofocus and preview function led to many missed or spoiled shots – talk about bad startup times… Ken will forever be smashed that he hadn’t even realized that he had a b/w film loaded when he accidentally came upon one of the most beautiful pieces of machinery man has ever dreamt up: a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500, the white racing stripes on fire red ground of which only flare on in his memories now…

Shortly after that, Ken bought a digital Nikon D80 SLR.

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One Response to “About”

  1. Anna said

    Luv’ it, mate! Grand! Where’s the travel pics?

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