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Contemporary street photographers: Lukas VasilikosStreet Photography WeekContemporary street photographers: Lukas Vasilikos by IFedorovskaya
“I became a photographer because it’s the easiest way for me to tell things about myself. My view of coming into this world, living and eventually dying.” - Lukas Vasilikos
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” said Picasso. But what is art, what is reality, and what is the relationship between them? Does art help us to escape reality or force us to face it? I think it does both. Moreover art and reality could be interchangeable, mixed into sharp slices of everyday life. We can see it in the works of one the most interesting and original contemporary street photographers, Lukas Vasilikos. His images are visual proof that the world is a theater and men and women are merely actors playing their roles.
“The street is a field with endless possibilities, where surprises always hide behind the next corner. When
The Masters: S. Leiter and A.Fellig (Weegee) Street PhotographyThe Masters: S. Leiter and A.Fellig (Weegee) by Batsceba
What is Street Photography?
There are so many things that Leiter and Fellig, two great photographers, have taught us. They are two photographers who are the antipodes and perhaps not even street photographers. I don’t think street photography can be taught, and I guess that the best way is to follow your own instincts. But certainly by looking at the images of these two great photographers you can reflect and learn ways to get to know yourself . The most important thing is for your work to have its own personality and never let yourself be influenced by styles, fads and definitions.
Here we have two opposite characters: one who seeks the beauty and not seeking success while the other wants to describe the crudity of reality and said that he was the best (with some irony).
(thanks a lot to Eric Kim ).
Cliche's in Street PhotographyStreet Photography WeekCliche's in Street Photography by ZiaulKareem
Street photography isn't about judgement, it is about visual impact. There is a tendency among some viewers to make hasty cliché presumptions about Street photography. Most of the major painters copied others at the early stages of their careers. Photographers photographing clichés is just a natural step in their development. Sometimes even the photographers do not know if their shot resembles another one. The journal "Similitude Street" is a perfect example where two different photographers' photos resemble each other in a very close way.
Clichés are not necessarily bad. It's the emotional element that turns mere cliches into works that are relevant and emotionally resonant.
It's this emotional aspect that breathes life into all work, cinematic, photographic, or what have you, no matter how many times they have been visited in the past.
The great themes in life never go out of fashion, after all. While our en
Tips and tricks for handling light and shadowsStreet Photography WeekTips and tricks for handling light and shadows by IFedorovskaya
Many street photographers use the technique of photographing people against the light to get silhouette images. I love taking silhouette photos because they are featureless and provide enough food for thought. Silhouettes are not about specific people but about human beings in general. Their solid black color brings weight, drama and emotions. Silhouettes make images look more artsy and painting-like, leaving viewers to use their imagination to complete underexposed details. It is very easy to take silhouette photos if you know couple tricks. I want to share some with you.
The general rule is to find a light background, it can be sunset, doorway, open sky or sunny wall with shadowy area in front of it (see the image below). Your object will be black-lit, photographed against light.
Use manual exposure mode on your camera. Set aperture on F/8-11 to get in focus both subject and background and meter the brightest part of your p