Presenting the dynamic and ever evolving art of Street photography the way it was meant to be; a straightforward observation of life out there on the streets.
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People, friends, often ask me:
"Why photograph strangers, why travel thousands of miles to go and get intimate with complete strangers... take their pictures and walk away? Why?"
It's a very good and deeply introspective question, in my opinion. It's a good question because I do spend a lot of effort (and money) getting to these places and getting these shots. It's introspective because there has to be a reason for me doing this, a reason that says something about me, who I am, what I value in life.
Life is hard, life can be really hard, but it is all relative. I am not saying I feel better personally seeing people struggle more than me. Everyone has had difficult times in life. Everyone I have met, interacted with, and value in my life has had life struggles.
As a documentary photographer, life struggle is an aspect I particularly li
Stripes Overload!!!a selection of strip addictionStripes Overload!!! by Batsceba
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How to be a street photographer in four lessons'How to be...a photographer in four lessons' is a satyrical notebook written by Brussels-based photographer Thomas Vanden Driessche http://www.howtobe.be/htb/index.php?/thebook/english-edition/ (english edition) http://www.howtobe.be/htb/index.php?/thebook/french-edition/ (french edition).How to be a street photographer in four lessons by myraincheck
In strips of four typewritten lessons and four Photo Booth images each - it offers the basic gist of how you can instantly become great in contemporary photography, war photography, conceptual photography, street photography, marriage photography, and much more. I enjoyed it because it highlights with humor and wit the stereotypes and spinoffs of certain trends of contemporary photography.
So, here is what it says about how to become a street photographer! I have the french edition of the book, so I asked :icondjailledie: to translate the lessons in english for us:
HOW TO BE: A 'STREET PHOTOGRAPHER'
Yard Case File: Subway SceneA journal by niklin1.Yard Case File: Subway Scene by niklin1
Exif: Nikon D800, Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC at 24 mm, 1/60, f2.8 and ISO 5000 (auto)
Editing in Lightroom.
We had been on the road for three weeks. We had just done an overnight flight from Rio, gone through customs and taken trains from JFK to Penn Station.
After an American diner breakfast, me and my buddy Hans decided to take the subway down to Chinatown. We had about 4 hours before we had to be back at Penn for the trip back to JFK for another overnighter to Sweden. So. No time to lose, might as well start shooting on the subway ride!
The shot this Case File is about was taken on the second train, a couple of minutes after we boarded it.
Here come the 5 unedited shots I have from that spot: