Milan (Italy). I took this photograph some weeks ago – I think it was last June. In that occasion I discovered that shooting photos from a tram can be a very interesting opportunity for some nice situations: Milan has many trams moving all around the city, although unfortunately some of them have no windows that can be opened.
The more I see the city from the window of a tram (or even inside the tram itself), the more I understand that there’s a life from / in there. A tram offers a privileged observation point, giving to the observer those centimeters above everybody else to see the city in a different way; furthermore, trams go from the city downtown to the periphery, showing the urban transition and development. Last but not least, inside every tram there’s an entire world made of people, their faces and their stories.
In this sense, street photography cameras like the Leica Q or the Ricoh GR are great tools. They both have the exact focal length I need (28 mm, the latter on APS-C sensor). And – this is a fundamental aspect – they are fast!
On this basis, I intend to continue this sort of project, take it as a resolution. Maybe I will create a specific tag for this. Stay tuned, let’s see what I will able to do.