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Date: 03/06/2013 | By: Heather

‘Mirrorless Monday’ with Colin Franks & Erik Mattsson


‘Mirrorless Monday’ with Colin Franks & Erik Mattsson

Colin Franks has become a regular on Mirrorless Monday, and rightly so – he takes beautiful photographs in some very interesting places. This week, he has decided to share a photo he took while on Spring Salt Island in British Columbia, a place well-known for its large number of artists, sculptors and musicians. The community even built an arts centre called Art Spring especially for artists who want a place to perform and share their work.

DMC-G3, 1/2000, f/ 1.7, ISO 160
DMC-G3, 1/2000, f/ 1.7, ISO 160

The photo, as you can see, features one of these artists – an elderly potter hard at work. The photo focuses on hands of the potter, whose gnarled appearance show years of experience at the pottery wheel. The wrinkled hands seem to contrast with the perfection of the smooth clay as it spins around on the wheel. Add to that the black and white filter and you have a photo that tell the beautiful story of a lifelong artist.

To see more of Colin’s work, head over to his Facebook page and become a fan!

Erik Mattsson, on the other hand, has flown us a world away to the metro in Stockholm with his Fuji X100s. The beautiful composition shows a father and son sat thoughtfully on an escalator as it takes them to their destination. With the constant comings and goings of the working class during the week, it seems an unlikely place for peaceful contemplation, which is what makes this photo so intriguing.

Fujifilm x100s, 1/125, f/ 4.0, ISO 6400

About his choice to send us this photo, Erik states:

I choose this photo because I like the composition, the symmetry and the lines along with the persons sitting down in the escalators. It’s very unexpected.

You can see all of Erik’s fine work on his Flickr page here!

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About the author: Heather Broster

Heather Broster was born in Canada, has lived in Japan and Italy but currently calls Wales home. She is a full-time gear tester at MirrorLessons. You can follow her on Google+, Twitter or Facebook!

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