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Street photography with Mirko Arganeseinterview published by Posi+tive magazineStreet photography with Mirko Arganese by Elerko
Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Edited by Odeta Catana, photography editor
Could you please tell us a little more about yourself. Where do you live?
I’m living in Milan but I’m from South Italy. I have two gorgeous children, aged 9 and 18 years old, a dear wife and a mischievous cat.
How did you start taking pictures? Usually there is always the old story of the boy who finds his grandfather’s camera; did that happen to you as well or not?
My passion for photography was born rather late, it all started when, having been always a man passionate and revolt at the spiritual life, I discovered that meditation is not just about sitting on a couch or lying in a bed, but a
sit-down comedy"Stand-up on Street Pix... " with a few truths thrown in for good measure... to be read as if the words come from an exasperated confuddled, world-weary denizen of some urban sprawl where cynicism holds sway and this guy's seen it all....(is this the record for the longest answer you've ever got to an oh so naively innocent:sit-down comedy by Peter-The-Knotter
"What do YOU think?"
“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth” – Pablo Picasso: yeah, right... just as a documentary or street photography is since it is a "chosen" moment or set of information constructed/edited/gathered by interpreters (as all people are.. we are not talking about aliens who may, if they have more sense than us, perhaps see us objectively, but about Picasso, documentary makers and street photographers (SP's) all are on earth ... personal truth is the phrase to use not "objective" don't you think?)
Why Street Photography is not documentaryStreet photography is an eye focused on the ordinary, on the every day life.Why Street Photography is not documentary by myraincheck
Its interest is in capturing every day moments and situations that filtered through the sensitivity, vision, personality of the photographer are able to pass emotions and sensations to the viewer.
Moments can be of every kind: ironic, sad, melancholic, surreal, beautiful, wry, tender, poetic, destabilizing, iconic, descriptive. They all show aspects of life.
Sharing with you an interesting article by Evangelo Costadimas.
Why Street Photography is not Documentary Photography
by Evangelo Costadimas
“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth” – Pablo Picasso
Look-up ‘Street Photography’ in Wikipedia and the attempt to define it starts with ‘… a form of documentary photography’. But is it really? Both Street Pho
Street Photography is SpontaneousPeople, friends, often ask me what street photography is and more importantly WHY I enjoy such activity.Street Photography is Spontaneous by PatrickMonnier
The answer is complex, personal, and is still evolving for me.
During my last trip to Miami, Florida, I discovered yet another reason I love street photography. In today’s highly structured world, almost every action we execute is planned. Routines can be effective in getting stuff done but routines also can put us in autopilot.
One reason I love street photography is because of its spontaneous nature and my almost animalistic approach to street photography.
I head out, ideally by myself, with no agenda whatsoever. I walk the streets with no goal other than follow what looks interesting to me. I pay attention to my senses, mostly vision, but the experience is for sure multi-sensory. This state of mind is freeing in a sense and often results in pleasant surprises.
Streets are full of amazing gems, treasures, and surprises.
Here is an example. I was walking bac