Photo Story | The Monochrome Streets Of Amman

الإثنين 07 كانون الثاني 2008

Photography: Laith Majali
Equipment: Leica M6 , 28mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss lens, on Kodak Tri-X film
Location: Downtown Amman

A Journey Up The Hill



“Photographers make photos from the seemingly uninteresting and make them interesting through the tools in their hands and the eyes in their mind.” – Chris Weeks, Street Photographer, Los Angeles.

The Watch Repairman

The Tailor

“To take photographs means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second – both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis.” – Henri-Cariter Bresson, French Photographer

‘He asked me to take his picture. He wanted to be standing, had to convince him to sit and actually smile.’

‘He was selling turmos. If I am not mistaken, he is blind.’

“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” – Robert Doisneau, French Street Photographer

‘People were in photo mode; third guy to ask for his picture to be taken.’

‘The service/taxi/bus stop, hip shot as I was walking down the hill.’