On Wednesday I went to the RSA
to listen to a talk by Brian Christian about his new book The most human, human
"An eye-opening inquest into human imagination, thought, conversation, love and deception (David Eagleman, author of Sum
)" His talk proved David knows what he is talking about. Brian is a brilliant explainer of things in a quiet, humorous deeply thoughtful and cultured way and made us realise what complex and wonderful beings we all are and that proving you are a human to another behind a wall is not so easy as it may sound.
I took my Leica M9 this time with my F1.0 Noctilux lens and snapped some pictures on the way there including this sad but amazing "Mummy/Vagrant" sleeping in a doorway and at the presentation itself and some menu cards in a restaurant afterwards, all shot at F1.0 to see how the tiny depth of field and beautiful Bokeh worked out.
You can judge for yourself in this slideshow
Do buy the book - its wonderful!
Labels: Brian Christian, Leica M9, Noctilux lens, RSA, The most human human