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Tips from one of the masters, John Free

John Free is a social documentary/street photographer who lives in Los Angeles. His photographic essays range from railroad tramps in California to automobile abstracts to London and Paris street life. His work has been featured in numerous publications from U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek to Photographic Magazine to Smithsonian and he loves to
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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…

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

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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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

Vivian Maier: Who took Nanny’s pictures? 4/5

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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Vivan Maier: Who took Nanny’s pictures? 3/5

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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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….

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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