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Summer Holidays 2014 – Road Trippin’

This year I spent my summer vacations on the road visiting Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.

Here a selections of my best shots.

Montreal
Montreal
Montreal
Montreal
Montreal
Montreal
Montreal
Montreal
Montreal
Montreal
Rocky Steps, Philadelphia
Rocky Steps, Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Washington DC
Washington DC
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
Apollo 11, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
Apollo 11, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
Washington DC
Washington DC
Washington DC
Washington DC
Washington DC
Washington DC
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC
Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC
John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame, Washington DC
John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame, Washington DC
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia

You can find the full gallery on Flickr.

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Street ThreeSixtyFive Archive – Week 3 of 52

I only post BW, street, archive pictures. One a day, for one year. I will report here every week. Enjoy and follow me on instagram!

#day15 – me in 1986 #365 #archive

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#day16 – A man in Vienna #365 #archive

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#day16 – A man in Vienna #365 #archive

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#day17 – a kid in Budapest #365 #archive

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#day17 – a kid in Budapest #365 #archive

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#day18 – bike rider in Budapest #365 #archive

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#day18 – bike rider in Budapest #365 #archive

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#day19 – Landscape in Budapest #365 #archive

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#day20 – Polizei in Vienna #365 #archive

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#day20 – Polizei in Vienna #365 #archive

#day21 – Saturday trip outside of Vienna #365 #archive

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Great news for street photographers in DC

“A bystander has the same right to take photographs or make recordings as a member of the media”: DC police chief announces reasonable cell camera policy.

Check it out on ArsTechnica.

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street

Singapore Street Photography – Day 6: Marina Bay


Singapore
Marina Bay Sands

The skydeck on top of the Marina Bay Sands is amazing, with its 150m long swimming pool and the observatory deck, is one of the most impressive building I’ve ever been on top. I’m generally scared of heights but this time the curiosity to be on top of the most expensive hotel property in the modern history overruled my fears and the experience was awesome.


Singapore
from the skydeck

Singapore
marina bay

Singapore
open water

Singapore
Infinity Pool

Singapore
Infinity Hat

I’ve never seen anything like the Infinity Pool before. 150m of curved edge, falling on top of Singapore Skyline. People are swimming at 191m above the street level in the longest elevated pool in the world. The pool is strictly reserved to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel guests so if you want to live this mind blowing experience, you have to reserve a room.


Luca Sartoni
Self Portrait at Infinity Pool

I had two dreams when I landed in Singapore: shooting street portraits in one of the most amazing cities in the world and swimming in the Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands Skypark. I’m very pleased to announce that I made both dreams come true therefore I can board my flight back to Vienna tonight without any major regret about my staying here.

(*) A very special thank you goes to the Marina Bay Sands social media and communication team that invited me to visit the skydeck. I found a very well prepared team with great skills and experience. Check out their blog, twitter account and youtube channel. It was awesome to get such a nice tour of the skypark, the opportunity to ask questions and discover more about this impressive property.

Check out the complete gallery on Flickr and the premium selection on 500px!

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News street

Singapore Street Photography – Day 5: couples


sunbathing by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com
sunbathing

Bull by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com
bull

Behind by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com
behind

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Singapore Street Photography – Day 4: Lisa and Simone


Lisa by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com
Lisa


Simone by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com
Simone

Today I spent my day with Lisa and Simone, my great friends and hosts here in Singapore.

Check out the complete gallery on Flickr and the premium selection on 500px!

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Singapore Street Photography – Day 3: Little India and Arab Street


Dry Food Seller by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com
Dry Food Seller

Crossing by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com
Crossing

Polo by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com
Polo

Little India and Arab Street

Today I went to Little India and if I thought that this city had a smaller personal space around people, I have to completely reconsider the theory. In Little India there was no personal space at all and after a while I had to get out and breath some fresh (better say open) air.

Arab Street was awesome because I had the great pleasure to talk and make friends with some of the local carpet sellers. I asked them to pose for me in front fo their shops and the results were great.

Check out the complete gallery on Flickr, the premium selection on 500px and stay tuned. More will come!

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News street

Singapore Street Photography – Day 2 – Chinatown again


Singapore
Cobbler - Singapore, SG

Singapore
Reader - Singapore, SG

Singapore
Thai Boxe - Singapore, SG

Enjoy the full set on Flickr.

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street

My first day of street photography in Singapore

Singapore

I landed yesterday in Singapore to visit my friends Lisa and Simone. I’ll be here for a week and beside my job I will spend a lot of time taking pictures in the street. Today was my first day and I went to Chinatown. In a few hours I found out three things about this awesome city:

Different perception of personal distance

Singapore
Studying martial arts I learned that every person feels a personal bubble around himself. When someone enters that bubble we feel awkward and we raise up our psychological defenses. The more dense the city, the smaller the bubble. For this reason getting really close to people, while taking pictures in the street, is very easy in Singapore.

Different relationship with food

Singapore
In chinatown the food is everywhere and saying hello to your live crab before his final trip to the kitchen is very common.

People are really open

Singapore
As soon as I raised up my camera to take pictures of his booth, this man started to dance for me and wanted to pose with his roasted duck. I’m so excited about the amazing adventures I’m going to have during the next days in here.

Full set of pictures on Flickr. Enjoy and stay tuned!

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Street Photography with my new-old Nikon FM2

My new toy - Nikon FM2
I recently managed to get a hold on a Nikon FM2 after weeks of chasing it on ebay. I found it in a shop in Vienna for a few bucks and I was so excited to try it out with my Nikkor Lenses.

Here the result with my AF Nikkor 20mm 1:2.8 D. Pretty sweet!


Vienna
Springfield Staff - Nikon FM2 + Kodak400 + AF Nikkor 20mm 1:2.8 D


Vienna
Shoes - Nikon FM2 + Kodak400 + AF Nikkor 20mm 1:2.8 D


Vienna
Army Shop - Nikon FM2 + Kodak BW400c + AF Nikkor 20mm 1:2.8 D

Getting closer

With a 20mm lens on a fullframe camera, I really need to push myself to get close to my subjects. It’s amazing to see what happens when I take this pictures in the street, smiling and saying thank you. The people actually smile back all the time and they enjoy to be in the pics. It’s really fun to get closer.