Lean on Me.

2018, Favourite, Film, Inspiration, Kodak Tri-X 400, Leica 50mm Summicron Dual Range f/2, Leica M3, Portrait, Q&A, Scanner - Plustek 8200i, Teaching point, Within 200 feet of My House™

Normally I avoid tilting the frame as I’ve done here.

Of course, I didn’t have the instant feedback of digital to guide me (besides, this was the shot anyway — there was never going to be a do-over).

I only became aware of the problem after developing and scanning the film.  Correcting it would’ve resulted in cropped edges and an altered composition.

So, it remains as it was photographed, with the lean.


Leica M3, Leica 50mm Summicron Dual Range, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

3 thoughts on “Lean on Me.

  1. It’s actually very nice I think. Leaning can add dynamism in a picture, a movement, or even a different psychology to a picture (cf: Dutch angle). I like it a lot when it’s well done, and as you can see, when it works, it works. You should actually embrace it, and even try it more 😉
    Nice picture anyways.

    1. Thank you Alex, and yes you’re correct of course! I’ve used it as a technique in the past (though admittedly rarely), but I didn’t want to take any credit here – it was unintentional. I will look at incorporating it more into my images in the future.

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