Nikon 85mm F1.8 : Exceptional Portrait Lens!

Spending a few hours at the lake, camp fire, beers. An an exceptional addition to my array of Nikon lenses…the famous, and infamous 85mm portrait lens. Often in life we will ask ourselves where have you been all these years! This is a wonderful lens.

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011

One From The Archive…

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

School children share a playful moment on the plaza during recess in the historic settlement of Stonetown. The port city is known for its role as a slave trading center on the island of Zanzibar- a short distance from the African coast.

Today the island communities are alive with cultural and ethnic diversity, Stonetown being the only developed city center on an otherwise quiet, rural island country.

I have always enjoyed this image for its playful spontaneity, the cultural differentiation, and the photographic tension created the the subjects themselves, and deep shadows.