Get Featured: Christian Hafer

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by Bellamy /

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Get Featured: Christian Hafer
Christian shoots the streets of Philadelphia. Every time I read that the Bruce Springsteen song gets into my head. Some really interesting shots of a city I one day hope to visit. Check it out.

Since moving to Philadelphia a few years ago I have been fascinated with the city and find myself pounding the pavement for hours on end. I moved away from photography after college and then got back into it for some sports photojournalism work and quickly remembered why I put away my gear. My saving grace has been these crooked little streets and the characters you find in Philly.

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Making the decision to focus on street photography solely in the last year has been the best thing for me as a photographer. Still a long way to go but I find a new challenge or a missed shot that drives me every week.

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I shoot mostly digital and through a wide array of cameras (Ricoh, Nikon, Fuji). After having one stolen by force (No it wasn’t Kanye but rather an agitated frat guy.) and a few more taking a few thuds I decided to have an arsenal.

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I do shoot film and currently am adding to my “Philadelphia On A Sunday” project with images from a Leica M5, Big Mini and my grandfather’s 1940’s era Rolleiflex TLR. I found this camera in a box in a basement and came to find out he purchased it in Germany during WWII and carried with him for years. I finally got the body back into working order and will be putting portraits of Philadelphians through this little tank.

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Still finding my “voice” as a street photographer is great and with the work of local photographers like Michael Penn to keep me inspired I think it will come. I’ve found the best images comes when I am listening to the Ramones or Slayer so…

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Instagram – HafeYo (mostly pictures of Pizza because…. Pizza.)
Website – Christianhafer.com

Thanks Again,
Christian

Thanks for sharing your work with us Christian. Sorry to hear your gear got stolen. I hope they got the jerkoff that did it.

Come on, share with us what you have and get yourself featured.
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Thanks
JCH

2 comments on “Get Featured: Christian Hafer”

    Christian October 14, 2014 at 10:04 am / Reply

    Thanks Bellamy!

    Laural November 12, 2014 at 10:10 pm / Reply

    What amazing pictures!! The talent is breath taking. LOVED this collection!

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