Flickr a Week 49a: ‘Endangered Skill’

For the first Sunday of the month, we turn to Mark Shahaf, who shot self-titled “Endangered Skill” on June 21, 2019, using Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 lens. Vitals: f/8, ISO 800, 1/30 sec, 12mm. Book reading isn’t the only activity nearing extinction—so is shooting Olympus. Nearly six months ago, the company announced plans to exit the camera business after 84 years.

Mark says about his art: “Humanity is one big puzzle, and I’m collecting pieces of it”. He joined Flickr in October 2012 but in 2020 infrequently updates his Photostream. His portrait is a keeper for black-and-white composition, storytelling, and texture (that adds nostalgic character).

Photo Credit: Mark Shahaf