paddington [berkelouw bookstore]

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© petey whitelaw
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ahhh, this is fast becoming my favourite place to shoot. an old second hand bookstore. 3rd story. i shoot at different times of the day to get different light. this day was overcast. i had to do a secret squirrel mission and open the blinds, shoot a few and drop them before staff came up to their office. theres a sign. pretty much says "dont!" sorry guys... but i love this bookstore. its my bookstore, it has that old smell, spec' upstairs. the old rickerty ladder on the runnings. sweet! i used to hang here years ago when i lived with my girl in paddo. found my dogs name in this book store. learnt about freud, dali, gardening(?), baroque. love it. my camera has brought me back here again. high five photography.

shot with my diana+.

10 responses

  • Kandi Champagne Cook

    Kandi Champagne Cook said (7 Jul 2008):

    Petey... your diana shots have inspired me to dust off my holga and modify it to 35mm. I shot two rolls last week and are having them developed soon... I can't wait to see (and share) the results. Thank you so much.

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw said (7 Jul 2008):

    ruler! your welcome. how good are they. cant wait to see 'em.

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    Petey... i love old bookstores too! they are like old friends or a favorite flannel shirt when it's cold outside. This photo is so perfect at capturing the alure of the aisle.

  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    Love the dark atmosphere... again, you did it, Petey!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (8 Jul 2008):

    why are you in there alone with the books after the place closed? j/k This is dark, intriquing...a very complex pic...very cool.

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (8 Jul 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Kiwi ana

    Kiwi ana (Deleted) gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    Great light - the lift of the blinds was worth the risk

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (11 Nov 2008):

    after you posted the two new ones, i had to come back to see this one... the dark atmosphere is totally awesome.

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (12 Nov 2008):

    Petey- I just broke down and bought a Diana of my very own! so excited! Any tips for me?

  • nö

    (Deleted) gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    how could l miss this? another all time fav'.

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