Quotes to work with

“Taking pictures is like fishing or writing. It’s getting out of the unknown that which resists and refuses to come to light” – Jean Gaumy

Jean Gaumy

Vivian Maier: Who took Nanny’s pictures? 1/5

The incredible story of a mysterious nanny who died in 2009 leaving behind a secret hoard – thousands of stunning photographs. Never seen in her lifetime, they were found by chance in a Chicago storage locker and auctioned off cheaply. Now Vivian Maier has gone viral and her magical pictures sell for thousands of dollars.
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Tips to start with street photography

When you’re becoming interested in street photography, you see all these beautiful pictures of great moments, shot in great light. “How do they do it?”, you ask yourself, “And why don’t I see that?” After doing some research, I extracted these tips from the master Observe. Principle number 1. Take a deep breath, go out
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Odd hours, great pictures

The usual practice for the DRTV guys is to make a video out on the streets in the daytime. But what happens when we shoot on those same streets at an unreasonably early time of the morning? Kai and Lok shoot the streets of Hong Kong at 4am in the morning….

My street photography is noticed!!!

Social Media, the internet and street photography go along very well. Look at photographer like  KiEricm and Thomas Leuthard, they post online and get famous with it. It’s all to easy it seems… As a streetphotographer I post my pics on Facebook and Flickr and sometimes you get great results with it. The other day I
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The issues with shooting in public

It’s a longtime pointof discussion, shooting in public. What and who can you shoot? Nobody really knows cause it’s kind of a grey area. The law in each country is different, common courtesy is different in every country. Sometimes an organisation publishes the rules, like in The Netherlands recently. See my blog ‘What and what not’. Simple
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Bevrijdingsfestival Overijssel 2013

Every year at May 5th people of the Netherlands celebrate freedom. In different cities musicfestivals are held. This one is in Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands See all the pictures at my Flickr-page

Quotes to work with

“Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph”

Andre Kertesz

Check out the Europeans

Henry Cartier-Bresson (HCB), the father of modern day street photography, published a small book in 1955. It was called ‘The Europeans’. Cartier-Bresson wanted to make a portrait of post WOII Europe. HCB travelled across Europe, from Scandinavia to Ireland, to capture what it means to be European. A question more actual then ever before. Danish based
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Quotes to work with

“There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. Once you miss it, it is gone forever.” -

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Did you ever ride the subway with Master Yoda?

Riding the subway in the morning, fighting your ‘happy’ morningmood. Who doesn’t do it every morning? Well, this guy is making the most out of it. Happy when waking up, he grabs his gear and the morningpaper and heads out to the subway. We don’t know who it is, but he makes really funny pics.
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A winter with Gloria Cassens

Tribune photojournalist Nancy Stone documents a winter with Gloria Cassens, a streetphotographer who specializes in portraits of the homeless and others who are struggling. Cassens is the resident of a single room occupancy hotel in Chicago.  


The other day I went to Copenhagen. Amongst a busy schedule of visiting friends and seeing the sites, I had a day off to do some serious streetphotography. And it payed off… Being out of the touristseason, the city belongs to the Danish again. Ofcourse there is an occasional tourist to be shot, but mostly
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International competition of street photography URBAN 2013 is now open

  Since 1st April 2013 registrations are open to the international competition of street photography URBAN, 2013, promoted by the cultural dotART of Trieste. Now in its fourth edition, URBAN has as its main theme the daily life of the city as seen through artistic photos of road: images immediate, real, that capture views, people,
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Quotes to work with

No one moment is important. Any moment can be something...

Garry Winogrand

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