Saturday, September 19, 2009

Olympus XA

New Toy
Originally uploaded by Chris Bloom
It took a month for this camera to get here. Mainly due to a post office strike. The XA was a camera I was keen of getting my hands on due to the fact that it's so compact but also offers manual rangefinder focusing and aperture priority. An ideal camera for street photography and any other occasion when you want to travel light.


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Jane Embury said...

We have a customer in Durban who installed some of our architectural systems in the new Moses Mabhida Stadium. We have issued a press release about it but do not have any high resolultion pictures of the stadium - we've seen yours and think they are great. Our customer, Alustar, took some pictures which we've put on our web site but they are not high res which we need for publication. Do you have a couple of high res that we could have permission to use? See our website and you'll see our piece about the stadium
Hope you can help.
Regards, jane embury - marketing manager, wrightstyle ltd U.K.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Seeing these kind of posts reminds me of just how technology truly is ubiquitous in this day and age, and I can say with 99% certainty that we have passed the point of no return in our relationship with technology.

I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Societal concerns aside... I just hope that as the price of memory decreases, the possibility of downloading our brains onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I dream about almost every day.

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Anonymous said...

Well I agree but I dream the post should secure more info then it has.

Reinert.DillingerHuette said...

Dear Mr Bloom,

my name is Sarah Reinert, I'm working at the Marketing department at Europe's leading heavy plate producer "Dillinger Hütte GTS" in Germany.
We are very interested in your pictures from the "Moses Mabhida Stadium" in Durban.
It would be nice if you could send me an email to this email adress, so that I can inform you about more details.

Im looking forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,

Sarah Reinert
Our company:

josta said...

Dear Chris,

How are you? My name is Andres Bermudez Lievano and I am a journalist for France 24, where he have a contributive journalism project called The Observers. The idea of it is to present newsworthy stories accompanied by strong visual material (audio, photos) from amateur or non-professional sources, and then speak with someone in the place of the events, who can help us understand their significance.

I am currently planning a story on a lawsuit in Belgium that aims to prohibit Tintin in the Congo, on the basis that it is racist. I saw a very nice photo in your account showing a Weekend Witness billboard denouncing Tintinj as racist, and I would like to ask you for permission to use it to illustrate our story, giving you of course due credit and linking to your photostream.

Our website is and each story appears published in English, French and Arabic.


Andres Bermudez Lievano
Reportero/Reporter, France24, Paris

PS. I am sending you a couple of stories I have written, to show you the type of subjects I have been interested in tackling:

On Mexico's Holy Death cult

On Argentina's first disappeared during democracy

On Brazil's Indigenous olympic games

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