Posts Tagged ‘Street Photography’

Early Color By Saul Leiter

Early Color By Saul Leiter

This monograph entitled Early Color (Steidl, ISBN 978-3865211392, $110) gives the long over-looked artist Saul Leiter a place to shine. Leiter was best known as a painter who exhibited alongside Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning in the 1950's, but his real talent may have been as a photographer. He will forever be known as …

Everybody Street: A Documentary About Street Photography

Everybody Street: A Documentary About Street Photography

Everybody Street (Buy $13, Rent $5), directed by New York photographer Cheryl Down, illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and reveals that …


The Nothingness Of All Things

The Nothingness Of All Things

"Nothing is sacred in Zen:  it is a central theme, an essential concept in Zen thought. Yet it is not a concept, for there is no conceptualization in true Zen; and there is no Zen thought, for there is no thought in true Zen.  Nothing is, rather, something that is experienced and not merely conceptualized.  …

Right Time Right Place

Right Time Right Place

What photographer Robert Rutoed brings to the contemporary photographic dialogue is that intangible ability to see the world in that second of absurdity or truth telling that makes us not only laugh, but also think at the same time. And being at the right place at the right time is usually associated with happiness and success. …

Life On The Streets: Sergio Larrain

Life On The Streets: Sergio Larrain

"A good image is created by a state of grace. Grace expresses itself when it has been freed from conventions, free like a child in his early discovery of the reality. The game is then to organize the rectangle," once explained Sergio Larrain. Larrain (1931–2012, born in Valparaiso, Chile) grew up in Chile, but left …


Atmospheric Photography By Tamás Andok

Atmospheric Photography By Tamás Andok

Tamás Andok, a photographer and journalist from Hungary, recently launched his portfolio website with his visual projects. Nature, cities and people are among Andok's work of photography, and street photography is one of hs most frequent subject. Some of the street photos are from both day- and nighttime, while others are various conceptual series about …

Coney Island By Michael Ernest Sweet

Coney Island By Michael Ernest Sweet

Coney Island is a residential neighborhood, peninsula and beach on the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern Brooklyn, New York City. It is the westernmost part of the barrier islands of Long Island, and is about 4 miles (6.4 km) long and 0.5 miles (0.80 km) wide. The site was formerly an outer barrier island, but became …

Locations By Patricia Almeida

Locations By Patricia Almeida

Locations by Patricia Almeida is an on-going project started in 2000 based on photographs of general views of urban spaces. This longterm documentary tries to picture the relationship between people and territory. "Walkers-by are intercepted en route or caught in action: we do not know where they are coming from nor where they are going …


The Art Of Close Proximity Shooting In Street Photography

The Art Of Close Proximity Shooting In Street Photography

Charalampos Kydonakis, aka Dirty Harry, is a photographer based in Rethymnon, Crete. He is an architect by trade, but creates his true artistic vision through his street photography. He says about himself: "The more I shoot , the more I realize what I want from photography and at the same time the more I get …

Black & White Street Photography Presets

Black & White Street Photography Presets

All Streetshooter Presets presets are not made equal. Most presets are content to simply alter the looks of an image. Not the presets of Olivier Duong, a Haitian-French-Vietnamese fine art documentary photographer based in south Florida, who says "I'm after breathing life into photographs with our presets. They are not mechanical knobs to us but …

The Rough Streets Of Brooklyn

The Rough Streets Of Brooklyn

Two quicksnap cameras, two months – and the rough streets of Brooklyn, New York. When Ben Wessler and Eric Mirbach took to the streets to explore their borough of choice for their series BK42, they did so by skateboard. Grimey streetcorners and hidden neglibilities, unusual perspectives and intense closeness – all captured in grainy drive-by …


Finds By Harry Watts

Finds By Harry Watts

The original issue of British photographer Harry Watts' Finds was distributed guerilla-style during the Brighton Fringe Festival 2010 and around various locations in London, creating a social frenzy to 'find' Finds. The images from the series depict Watts' captures of the disregarded and discarded materials on our streets, often turning them into sculptures through the …

Los Angeles By Skateboard

Los Angeles By Skateboard

Ian Flanigan's Los Angeles by Skateboard series can be seen as a reminiscence on the art of objet trouvé, a form of found art. This used to be an art movement founded by Marcel Duchamp which uses undisguised, but often modified, objects that are not normally considered art materials, except that Flanigan did not pick up …


Look At This People

Look At This People

Street photography is becoming a bit more popular now in China. Look At This People (Akaaka, ISBN : 978-4-903545-76-9), is a series of photos taken by photographer Eric Colour in China’s Yunnan province. ERIC says that he was drawn to the uniquely carefree way that people live there, and there's a real energy to these …

Tokyo Up Close By Yamauchi Michio

Tokyo Up Close By Yamauchi Michio

When looking at the stark black-and-white or muted monotone images of photographer Yamauchi Michio, the viewer senses the photographer’s presence. What I personally like in his work is that Yamauchi doesn't look for the finer technical points of the latest lenses and digital camera bodies. Instead, he focuses on photography and the image itself. Yamauchi …

An Urban Photo Experience In Buenos Aires

An Urban Photo Experience In Buenos Aires

Did you ever thought upon a way of discovering and capturing the city in a more authentic and alternative way? Foto Ruta is a new company based in Buenos Aires created by two girls, one from canada and the other from the UK. It is an interactive street photography project designed to get people off …


Shibuya - Lost Forever in the Crowd

Shibuya – Lost Forever in the Crowd

Shibuya ($75, ISBN: 978-981-08-6577-1, limited to 500 copies) by photographer Nguan is a collection of street photographs within the vicinity of one of Japan's busiest transportation hubs. During this uncertain age, even the daily commute can seem fraught with trials. It unfolds and examines life as it is: unpredictable. These candid portraits depict Tokyo's itinerant …

Takinyerphoto: Candid Street Photography in NYC

Takinyerphoto: Candid Street Photography in NYC

Anthony D. takes candid photographs around New York City and wherever else he might end up along the way. D says, "I take these pictures with my iPhone 4 and Canon 7D. I started doing this around October 2010, most people are not aware that these pictures are being taken. it’s not creepy, it’s art." …

Discover the Vintage 80s with Johnny Stiletto

Discover the Vintage 80s with Johnny Stiletto

Johnny Stiletto has them all! In Stiletto's London street photography you get Mick Jagger, New Romantics, ra-ra skirts, Boy George, Sloane Rangers. The beginning of Covent Garden, yuppies, the IRA bombings, the Iranian Embassy siege. Hundreds of headlines – John Lennon Shot Dead, Royal Romance: Andrew To Wed. Margaret Thatcher’s London, fashions that came and …


Black and White Photography Mastered by Chema Hernández

Black and White Photography Mastered by Chema Hernández

The beautiful play with light and shadow in the black and white photographs of photographer Chema Hernández made me look. Chema Hernández was born in Salamanca, Spain in 1963. Hernández got a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Salamanca in 1990 and his photography have been shown in several solo and group exhibitions since …

Pictures Rich with Realism, Absurdity and Instances From Banal to Extraordinary

Pictures Rich with Realism, Absurdity and Instances From Banal to Extraordinary

Richard Fish's photography somwhere between street and urban photography involving social issues and changes within the social landscape. Fish was also recently selected as one of the six finalists of the London Street Photography student Awards and been nominated for the Peoples Choice Award for his portfolio book. Teresa Talbot writes, "He sees, shoots and …

Street and Portrait Photography Thoughts by David Severn

Street and Portrait Photography Thoughts by David Severn

David Severn is a young photographer from Nottingham, England. David Severn explains in the following his very own thoughts upon his Street and Portrait Photography shots. "In the photograph above I used to go to this unusual little cafe-cum-restaurant in The Old Truman Brewery, just off Brick Lane in London. It was unusual in the …