Talking Street Photography with Tracey Renehan. Tracey Renehan is a photographer who has been capturing peoples attention for some time now. She has been featured on several notable mobile photography websites including the Mobiography’s ‘Capturing the Moment’ showcase. Her style of mobile street photography features lone dark figures in shadowy settings as well as the quirky characters she meets along the way. I caught up with Tracey as I wanted to find out more about the photographer behind the viewfinder and her style and approach to street photography. To begin with, could you tell me a bit about yourself? I am an Australian and live in Stockholm, Sweden. To date, I have been selected for weekly showcases on Mobiography, App Whisperer, AppWhisperer Streets Ahead and EyeEm challenges.
Evolution The focus of your work is street photography, it has a shoot from the hip feel, a strong sense that these are quick, momentary glimpses of life as you go about your day. Until recently, I did shoot quickly and without much conscious thought. Soulful Street Photography by Carmelo Eramo. This week, we are showcasing an outstanding street photographer Carmelo Eramo from Italy. Every photograph here is vivid in its artistic value and expressive in terms of emotions and culture. Lets get to listen more from the photographer himself. Can you please introduce yourself? I was born in Altamura, Apulia, Italy, in 1973. I graduated in philosophy and then in primary education sciences, I teach in primary school, in particular I’m specialized in supporting children with disabilities. I photograph since I was 20 years, back when digital did not exist.
What makes street photography so special for you? Street photography, as the way I see it and I practice it, is a way of life. What do you look for when you are on the streets? Generally everyday life, that flows every day before our eyes, and that maybe we no longer notice, spontaneous and natural scenes of life, ways of life, atmospheres, emotions. In your perspective, what makes a good street capture? Your favorite photographers? Vivian Maier Street Photography - Vivian Maier John Maloof Collection. The photos are an outstanding catalogue of urban American life (think Humans of New York of the '50s and '60s): highlighting everyday mundanity, strangers glamorous and rugged alike, and—inadvertently—fashion of the time.
We can't help but admire her subjects' perfectly coiffed hair, fur shawls, birdcage veils, and pearls. Beyond this, her black-and-white collection is a time capsule of moments that are beautiful for their normalcy: families on street corners, children playing, and lovers whispering. While the anonymity in front of the camera is alluring, the enigma behind the lens takes the spotlight. Maloof is currently working on a documentary, Finding Vivian Maier, about his journey with the photographer's legacy, debuting in 2014. Photos from the collection have reached galleries in Russia, Paris, Belgium, and will be in New York at the Howard Greenberg Gallery this November. Photo: ©Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection. Common Ground: New American Street Photography at drkrm. Sno Cone ©Richard Bram When I got the announcement for drkrm‘s recently opened exhibition: Common Ground: New American Street Photography, curated by Stephen McLaren and featuring the work of 5 photographers that I admire greatly, needless to say I was more than a little bit excited.
These American photographers are changing the nature of street photography and giving us yet another way to view the world. The exhibition will be on view from July 6 through July 27, 2013. Common Ground is curated by Stephen McLaren, co-author of Street Photography Now (Thames and Hudson, 2010); The exhibition will feature photography by highly-accomplished American street photographers Jack Simon, Bryan Formahls, Chuck Patch, Blake Andrews and Richard Bram. Street Photography’s “common ground” is the century-old tradition of using one’s natural inquisitiveness and camera skills to show us new facets of life and reveal poetry within the world around us. Quinceanera, 2011©Richard Bram Stroll ©Chuck Patch. The Decisive Moment – Taking. Street Photography: Documenting the Human Condition.
The Ethics of Street Photography – Revisited | John Goldsmith Photography. Black Man Pender by Fred Herzog (Equinox Gallery) Yesterday, the article “The Ethics of Street Photography,” was published by Joerg Colberg. For those following the Conscientious blog, it doesn’t take long to discover the writer is not a fan of street photography. But, mostly, Colberg has it right. Of course, the article did not condemn the entire act of street photography. After all, the writer is a fan of Fred Herzog. But perhaps before we put the definitive “The” in front of ethics, it’s worth reiterating the importance of the practice of street photography. What is discussed in the article is the bravado attitude that some street photographers carry as a point of pride. Street Photography is a valuable addition to the historical, sociological, and anthropological fabric of society.
Before answering, consider the above Fred Herzog photograph taken in 1958. A touching story, for sure. Personally, I have deleted a photograph or two when asked. Hi John: Your daughters are gorgeous. When Street Photography is a Crime. By Vanessa Oswald. Thanks to the iPhone, street photography is the most commonly practiced form of image-making among professionals and novices alike. But beware, as this recent news report forebodes, iPhone photography is increasingly becoming a public nuisance. An Australian street photographer being charged and found guilty of “disorderly behavior causing offense” after he snapped numerous photographs of unsuspecting strangers with his iPhone. Photographer Julian Tennant first posted the story of his friend Al’s misfortune on his Facebook page, which has since been removed, but the full-text remains on a discussion page in Reddit.
Tennant’s friend, who is a photographer from Perth, was taking photographs of festive partiers during last New Year’s Eve celebrations. After snapping a photo of a woman, her boyfriend proceeded to snatch the phone out of Al’s hand and present it to a police officer claiming he hadn’t asked permission. Via Foto Ruta Street Photography Tips Like this: #24HR13: Street Photography from Around the World. The 24 Hour Project: 2013 Created by Street Photographers Sam Smotherman and Renzo Grande. On March 23th, 2013 65+ Street Photographers in 35+ Cities and 5 Continents plus other 245+ guest partcipants shared the human aspect of their city story with 1 photo, every hour for 24 hours.
This year’s theme was Ethni[city]. This is a powerful, communal marathon utilizing the power of social networking showcasing the best in street photography from around the world. The project began in the winter of 2011. The mission of the project is to show through both real time photos as the event unfolds and allowing an artist to review their work to show their best pictures captured of the city the photographer lives in with the world we all share – one hour at a time. Mobile photography has democratized the world of photography. The goal for the 24 Hour Project after the marathon event, is to push the idea of mobile photography and street photography into our own communities. 1st 12 Hours, Singapore 3:55.
Andrew Reed Weller: Photojournalism With A Hint Of Art, Part 1. Andrew Reed Weller is a passionate, adept and articulate young photographer formerly based in New York City who is currently in Karachi, Pakistan, documenting the programs of a health organization, Interactive Research and Development. The youngest of three boys, Andrew was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, fractured his skull in a sledding accident, dropped out of high school, and eventually earned a degree in Spanish from Cleveland State University. After “growing up in a log cabin and reading too much Jack Kerouac,” he began traveling at a frenetic pace beginning at the age of 19. This has continued unabated for 10 years and has carried him to 33 countries across five continents, with long stays in Argentina for study and in Thailand for work. His current plans involve more travel and taking photographs, further involvement in global health communication, and graduate school for photojournalism at Ohio University.
Q: What equipment did you use to shoot your Peru series? Street Photography By Paul Mcdonough – < Prev Article Next Article > Street Photography By Paul Mcdonough Classic New York street photography from Paul Mcdonagh, who took the incredible pictures below between 1968 & 1978. Cat. Photography. Tweet Like Top. MY FIVE RULES OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY. Pershing Square, Los Angeles 2003 In the many years of teaching classes and workshops in street photography I have learned that most photographers face the same obstacles in their search for more effective photographs. Here are five rules, or tips, which I have discovered over the years that have helped my students become better street photographers. 1. No posing or anything contrived. Follow the straight and narrow road of the great photographers. In my 43 years of study of “Street photography” I have learned that the most basic rule is that there should be no posing or anything artificially contrived.
It is this main rule, which gives the genre its highly sophisticated reputation. 2. Practice operating quickly and effectively when a subject is presented to you. 3. 4. Henri Cartier-Bresson used a black border to show that he did not need to crop his photos. 5. My favorite photographers, Robert Frank, W. Maciej Dakowicz joins In-Public. Maciej Dakowicz Photography. The Street Photography of Nils Jorgensen. We are really enjoying the street photography of London-based Nils Jorgensen this morning. Nils is a member of 'In-Public,' a group of photographers working in the streets who have a unique ability to see the unusual in everyday and to capture the moment. Like many of his peers, he was heavily influenced by the work of the legendary Paul Strand, Diane Arbus, Andre Kertesz, and Elliott Erwitt.
All photos via In-Public. Street-Photography-Hsu. Street Photography: Exploitative vs Respect. Greaser on the road. The People Down on Skid Row ~ Photo Essay by Tom Andrews » L.A. TACO | L.A. TACO. “I made practice runs down to skid row to get ready for my future.” ― Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye There is no one reason that brings people down to Skid Row. Everyone has their own story, but when you strip away poverty, addiction, abuse, mental illness and other details of people’s lives, what you’re left with is another neighborhood in Los Angeles. If you live in this city, these are your neighbors and fellow travelers. You may not recognize yourself when you hurry by, or peer out your car window, but you will when you look through the lens of Tom Andrews’ photo essay “The People Down on Skid Row”. -Blz The History of Skid Row In Los Angeles, this 54-block area in downtown developed into a Skid Row in the late 1800′s because this location was the last stop on the train for the whole country.
Project 50: Anatomy of a photo essay. In May 2008, I was given the assignment of illustrating a story on Project 50, a Los Angeles County-run program intended to house 50 of skid row’s most vulnerable homeless. Over the last 30 years, I’ve worked on a number of in-depth photo essays that focused on people’s experience of being homeless.
The first, shot in 1984, featured a family of nine who lived in their car while trying to find housing in San Jose. Another, shot in 1988, focused on the homeless in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. In 2000, I worked on a year-long project documenting Los Angeles’ skid row, and two years earlier I completed an 18-month photo essay that looked at the elderly living on the street. This essay would be different since it would document what it feels like when a chronically homeless person is housed as well as the support they need to make it last. When I first tried to make a few images, Gordon started shouting that he didn’t want his picture taken.
Like this: Like Loading... Street photography: Antonio Olmos | Guardian photography guide | Art and design. I decided to become a photographer long before I had a camera. At college, I soon became bored with what I was being taught. The images I was making as a student didn't tally with the imagery I had fallen in love with. I wanted to photograph the world like my heroes – Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson – and their subjects were out on the street.
So, out of frustration, I hit the streets. The streets became my university. Today, the world of photography is radically different from the one I stepped into more than 20 years ago. Gradually, I learned to understand what makes a good photograph. Look after your feet First, make sure you have a good pair of shoes. There is no such thing as bad light All light is good, provided you know how to use it. Trust your instincts As a street photographer, you need to be quick and completely trust your instincts: do not hesitate for a second. Use short lenses In my opinion, the truly great street photography is shot on 50mm, 35mm, 28mm or 24mm lenses. The Beauty Of Street Photography. Advertisement Street photographers strive to capture the life and culture of city streets, searching for what Henri Cartier-Bresson, probably the most famous street photographer of all, termed the ‘Decisive Moment’. When it comes to street photography, many photographers traditionally choose to work in black and white, focusing the viewer’s attention on the subject by eliminating the distraction of colour.
Wide angle lenses are used by photographers who like to get in close to the action, a method that encourages interaction between the photographer and subject. Another technique is use a lens with a long focal length to take photos from a distance and throw the background out of focus. Smashing Magazine celebrates the diversity and livelinesss of the world’s streets by presenting you 50 excellent examples of street photography, urban photography and photojournalism. You may be interested in the following related posts: 60 Incredible Street Photos Narelle Autio Lisbon, Portugal. PeeT NeeT P. Retrospective: The Master of Street Photography’s Unseen Images « Global Art Junkie. The Five Levels Of Street Photography | Out For A Walk – Street Photography Blog.
Street photography Archives | CAPA World. Street photography: Antonio Olmos | Guardian photography guide | Art and design. You can just take it. a street photography interview - jason martini. Joel Meyerowitz 1981 Street Photography Program. Cartier Bresson Street Photography I. Photography & The Law: Some Conventional Wisdom @ the DNC - JPG News. Train of Thought: On the ‘Subway’ Photographs by Bruce Davidson. Street Photos of Distracted Cellphone Users. Hard one to write … « ribshots. Greg Jacobs Photography. Emerging Focus.