These are two of the jobs that undocumented migrant workers are supposedly stealing from hardworking, native-born Greeks.
Posing for photos with tourists from countries with very few people of visibly different races and ethnicities. The going rate is about three Euro, but the darker ones skin is the more Euros one can command.
This is work that’s usually done to supplement the primary economic activity of many undocumented migrants, which is selling counterfeit luxury goods, such as handbags, sunglasses and watches, on behalf of organized crime. The risks involved are pretty low, as long as the people providing the goods have bribed the police to look the other way.
Stel & V at Sunnyside Beach
Much of what you’ve heard about crime in Winnipeg is hyperbole and sensationalism. It’s not advisable to walk around any city with a fancy camera hung around your neck. However, I did take my Vivitar Ultra Slim and Wide with me almost every day. Here are some of the photos that I took with it.
Here’s a sampling of the prints that I just received of my trial run with the Vivitar Slim & Wide. These were shot on Likon ASA 200 35mm and developed at the Shopper’s Drug Mart out-lab.
The viewfinder doesn’t do the actual focal length justice. With my next roll, I’m going to frame tighter before shooting. Also, if I didn’t own so much it — ten rolls on reserve — I’d be sure to use a faster and higher quality film stock. Likon 200 is great in nice bright sunlight, but even at the “magic hour” it’s slow and grainy. Also, other than really odd light leaks, I can’t explain that red colour cast in sunlight. Shopper’s fixed the prints, and I could always fix them in Lightroom, but it’s a rather puzzling way for an outdoor film stock to react.