A place where every photography hobbyist can explore and find something they may find interesting about photography: street photography tips, inspirations and information on cameras and gears.
Who is Tahusa?
Hello everyone, my name is Anson. I am a Film Enthusiast based in Hong Kong, with a strong passion in street, portraiture and film photography. I would like to connect people with cameras. I keen on exploring in different cities and try to capture little moments represent that place itself. I am also a Camera Geek who would like to play with different cameras and lenses. If you are looking for cameras and gears, feel free to drop me an email and see if I can find the best price for you.
What is Tahusa?
This is a platform to share the work from my travels, as well as a hub to share my reviews, street photography tips and recommendations on the different types of films that I have used since I first started shooting film seven years ago. I have experimented with various types of films in order to find the one that works for me, and I wish to use this platform to help film shooters to understand the different film characteristics and choose the one that suits them best. Also, to help different photography lovers on picking the right cameras and formats.
How did I start with film photography?
Back when I was a student in Sydney, Australia, I watched the Japanese drama called “Hard to say I love you”. In the first episode, Nagayama Eita appeared in front of a vintage camera shop staring at a Leica M7. At that time, I had no idea about the Leica rangefinder cameras and how it works; however, the shutter sound and Eita’s expression when he was using the camera fascinated me. Immediately after some online research, I and sold all of my DSLR cameras and bought my first Leica M6 camera with the “bokeh king” Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-asph (one of the best Leica lenses to start with). In 2010, my film photography journey officially began.
What kind of images do I shoot?
Most of the time, I shoot in analog format – mostly in the 135 format (35mm) for all of my street photography. The reason behind this is to keep every image as original as possible without Photoshop manipulation or retouching. I seek to capture the most intimate moments and to reflect the unique cultures and characteristics of the places I visit. While I find that communicating and creating a bond with my subjects help make me a better storyteller, I sometimes prefer to capture the city in stealth mode to observe the special moments that happen when no one’s looking.
What camera gears do I use?
I mainly shoot with my Leica rangefinder camera and I love using the 35mm lens for street photography; it is a black repainted M2 that I have been using for the past 4 years. I also shoot with my Summilux 35mm 1.4 ASPH FLE lens, and the Noctilux at night. Although I have used the medium format, I find that the 135 film suits me best.