The pocket-sized Ricoh GR III may look like your average point and shoot. However, these five photographers show it offers so much more…
The Ricoh GR III continues the GR trend of revolutionizing the way people shoot street photography. How can such a small system pack so much power and impeccable image quality? We answered that question in our official review of the camera. In this piece, we want to go beyond the specs and focus on those using the GR III in the real world – and at a high standard. So we got comfy in our chair, made a cup of homebrew, and began trawling the internet for the best photography shot with the Ricoh GR III. We were not disappointed, and neither will you be.
Jad Jadsada is a street photographer in Thailand. And although South East Asia has an oceans’ worth of compelling candid moments, you need a street photographer who knows what they’re doing to capture them. Thankfully, Jad is exactly that photographer. Through his portfolio of coincidences, stories, and moments, Jad has gathered quite the loyal following. And as his time on the street with Ricoh GR III continues to grow, so does the quality of his work. We had a fun time viewing his work. There are quite a few moments in there that will put a smile on your face.
Born in Greece and now living in Australia, Yiannis Yiasaris is doing wonders with Ricoh GR III. He has a very raw approach to street photography. Nothing flashy or fancy, just well-timed candid moments that tell the story of the streets. He’s working hard too. At present Yiannis is developing a long-term project which will document his travel to 100 cities around the world. The aim is to turn it into a photobook – something we look forward to seeing!
Patricia Grabowicz is a street photographer with a background in graphic design. It’s clear her creative skills cross over as she creates well-designed street photos. Her strong focus on dark, slight underexposed silhouettes makes for a dramatic body of work. It’s because of her mystical magic that we really connected to her photography, and we’re certain you will too. This Swiss-based creative loves street photography and we’re going to be keeping a close eye on her going forward!
Simply named, Tony, this cryptic photographer based in Thailand really caught our eye. Focusing on the urban landscape, Tony has assembled a body of work that is full of color, geometry, and simplicity – we’re big fans of that. Tony has a background in architecture, and it’s clear he has been able to seamlessly transfer the knowledge he’s obtained to the images he creates. With such a professional standard of work, you would be forgiven for thinking it wasn’t shot on the Ricoh GR III: a camera so small it can fit in your pocket!
Last but certainly not least, we have Javier Garica. Not only does he use the GR III, but he’s also an official Ricoh ambassador! In a varied body of work, we connected most to his series from Havana, Cuba. As is true with this colorful city, vibrancy is the main character in Javier’s photographs. But this isn’t a one-person movie, and he delivers terrific supporting acts through the use of emotion, tight compositions, and compelling street portraits.
Share the Ricoh GR III Love
We love the GR III and we know plenty of our readers do too! So, don’t be shy: let us know which photographers really get you going with the use of this pocket-sized camera. We want to overdose on fantastic photography – and, of course, we encourage you to share your own work! Let us know in the comments below.