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Rene Maltete: the poetry of humorRené Maltête was born on 8 May 1930 at Lamballe (Côtes-d'Armor, France). He started taking pictures at 16; his first camera was a Pontiac 6×9. In 1951 he went to Paris to become an assistant director, and in 1952, he started working with Jacques Tati, Claude Barma and René Wheeler. Times were tough, and from this point until 1973 he would have to do a great variety of menial work to survive in addition to his profession.Rene Maltete: the poetry of humor by PatriceChesse
Maltête wanted to be a film director but lacked a camera. In 1954 he bought a Semflex 6×6 still camera and started taking photographs seriously. In 1958, he integrated the Rapho picture agency. In 1960, his first book Paris des rues et des chansons was published, after many rejections by other prospective publishers. With text by Jacques Prévert, Boris Vian, Georges Brassens, Charles Trenet, and Pierre Mac Orlan, it came out in three editions, and 35
:: on the busI guess it all started with this photograph I took in June 2013.:: on the bus by noahsamuelmosko
I found it quite interesting to combine advertisement and especially its fragments with commuting Londoners.
I said to myself "challenge accepted"
Or short phrases that would somehow explain the mood or perhaps complement a particular stranger.
I decided to shoot the whole series on black and white film or when shot on digital convert into BW. I know someone might say London buses are red and it would
look better in colour, but I believe that going colour way would be vulgar and I still believe that black and white is more sexy and gives us an opportunity to see things behind
Most of the time I used my fd 80-200mm/f4 on my AE-1 or 50mm on D7k. It helped me to get better composition so I didn't have to crop parts of the frames.
I wanted the "uniformity" and the long lense
Thomas Leuthard: overgifted contemporary streetThomas Leuthard is a citizen of the world. I discovered him on Flickr.Thomas Leuthard: overgifted contemporary street by PatriceChesse
His gallery : https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasleuthard/sets/
I like the direct looks straight to the camera. The sign of a great humanist and a great artist.
Very graphical with a deep b&w, I was strucked by the power of his images.
Rinzi Ruiz: fascinating streets of Los AngelesA Los Angeles-based photographer, Rinzi studied Fine Arts at Pasadena Community College, then went on to attend the Art Institute of Los Angeles. Specializing in Graphic Design and Motion Graphics, he received recognition for having the best portfolio of his class.Rinzi Ruiz: fascinating streets of Los Angeles by PatriceChesse
Following his graduation, Rinzi worked at Technicolor in its DVD and Blu-ray production facility for 10 years, advancing from designer to project manager and ultimately becoming a manager and art director. Although he originally adopted photography as a hobby, Rinzi became so devoted to the art that he decided to pursue it as a full-time career.
He quickly garnered attention on the local arts scene for his distinctive style of black-and-white street photography, with its emphasis on the interplay of light and shadow. His work appeared in the Los Angeles Times’s Southern California Moments f