The Boys From India
I just return from a three days trip to Barcelona, where I got my camera stolen, and that made me think about what you are doing to prevent your equipment to get nicked.
This theft happened in the evening around 8 o’clock (it was dark then), I was carrying my camera as I always do in a strap (a Blackrapid strap) hanging from my shoulder, down my left side, I always have one hand on the camera, just to make sure nobody grabs it. But this evening and in just a short moment I didn’t have my hand on it, can’t remember why, I just didn’t.
The robbery was a “classic” one guy walks in front of me, to slow me down a bit, and another one has sneaked up behind me, and just like that I felt a “jank” in my shoulder and a guy was running away with my camera, I tried to catch him, but with out any luck.
So my question to you is, how do you carry your camera when your are walking around?
As I mentioned I always have mine hanging from a strap, ready to shoot if something interesting should happen, but that might not be the safest way to do it.
The photo is from a trip to India in 2009, where I had a few days in New Delhi before I was flying back home, New Delhi is a very crazy city, and I mean that in a good way, I just love walking around (especially in Old Delhi) feeling the atmosphere and life of the city.
These kids came to me and asked if I would take there picture, which I of course didn’t mind doing at all.
This photo is converted to black and white, had a little sharpen added and cropped a bit in Photoshop.