I never thought a PAW(photography a week) project would be so difficult. Lately, I’ll admit that my inspiration has been waning, almost like its on vacation and I’m not feeling that mojo any more. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but to use Robin Wong’s phrase during a “shutter therapy” session I came had some revelations.

Panasonic GF1, Street Photography


  • In order for me to shoot, my camera must be small and portable.
  • I don’t like being noticed on the streets especially in Downtown Miami where its no cake walk. Heard of the “Miami Cannibal” I photographed the victim almost a year ago while on the streets.
  • If my camera sits in the bag for 2 continuous weeks, then there is a problem.

In essence, I’ve now fully dabbled into the world of dslr’s and noticed that they’re not my thing, especially if I’m just walking and shooting and don’t like to be a photographer. I did have some great times with the Nikon D80/50mm 1.8 because its AF was super fast and I was actually playing the tourist card. Something I do once in a while with varying degrees of success but for everyday shooting I simply don’t take out the dslr out of the bag all that much. It is, what it is folks, a love affair with small compact cameras.

Panasonic GF1, Street Photography
Like love, sometimes its not clear to everyone why two people are in love and they maintain a relationship. Most of the time its a mystery and that’s part of the beauty of love and that’s the way I see it here in my world. Strolling along the streets documenting what I see and just letting the energy flow. With that said, I’m back in the micro four third world again and I couldn’t be happier(I’m actually smiling).
Panasonic GF1, Street Photography
If I’ve learned anything in these 39 years of life, its that, you gotta do what makes you happy and like my friend Wouter Brandsma says “Simplify”.