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Street Photography By A Nobody

Unknown talent asking for critique.

Quotes to work with

“The photograph is completely abstracted from life, yet it looks like life. That is what has always excited me about photography.”

Richard Kalvar

No people

Summer of 2015. Lot’s of rain, cold and stormy weather. No one wants to sit at this lonely bench…


 The other day I was enjoying the early spring sun. A beautiful sunday, a little chill still in the air. You know, the first days of spring. Everybody gets a little crazy. The local icecream-maker didn’t know what happened. People were standing in line for over half an hour to get ice-cream. Others were enjoying the
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What Makes a Good Street Photograph? – Take it or Leave it with Bruce Gilden

Bruce Gilden is one of the Magnum Photographers. So, he knows what he’s talking about right? He has won  a Guggenheim Fellowship this past year and is known to be one of the badassest badasses in the business. He is a no-nonsense guy and Vice YouTube asked him to talk about photographs. In the second edition
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The World Atlas of Street Photography

source: blog.wsj.com Street photography has an irresistible allure, bringing out the voyeur in the viewer. A new book, “The World Atlas of Street Photography,” has pictures by 100 established and emerging photographers, working in more than 50 cities on five continents. Jackie Higgins, the author of the book, says for many people the term “street
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Quotes to work with

“For me, photography has become a way of attempting to make sense of the strange world that I see around me. I don’t ever expect to achieve that understanding, but the fact that I am trying comforts me.”

Mikhael Subotzky

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

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

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.  

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