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Street Photography Heroes, Part 1Here's to all you great street photographers here on dA! I'm learning so much from you every day!Street Photography Heroes, Part 1 by niklin1
I feel a need to honour you in some way. This journal is meant as an homage to you all!
There are many of you, so I'll divide this into three parts.
In later journals I'll do themes, gather new stuff or make a portrait with one of you, if that's OK.
For now it's just one image per photographer and I'll start out with some black & whites, the order is a bit random:
Street Photography BW 270 by sagi-k
no title by kaminsky
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 spring 2013.:: on the bus by noahsamuelmosko
I found it quite interesting to combine advertisement and especially its fragments with commuting Londoners.
Or short phrases that would somehow explain the mood or perhaps complement a particular stranger. I said to myself "challenge accepted"
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 a bit vulgar and distracting. I still believe that black and white is more sexy and gives us an opportunity to see things behind and focus better on subject and importance of particular theme
Most of the time I use my fd 80-200mm/f4 on my AE-1 or 50mm on D7k. It helps me to get better composition
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.