I love street photography but normally it requires a city, something which I don’t often have access to. During Christmas and New Years in Tamarindo, the beach becomes positively packed with people, and that makes for amazing street shooting opportunities. I wanted to do something different this year so I gave myself a challenge, set the camera and tape down the controls and shoot without looking through the viewfinder. This would allow me to shoot really close and have completely candid photos of people doing their thing. With the 19mm lens set to focus, I went to the beach and blasted away. I love the way that people look with a wide angle lens and no idea that they are being photographed, the tone is so real and the addition of an off camera flash gives the images a biting surreal feeling.