Gay Pride Day can be a wonderful opportunity for street photographers as thousands of people coming together for a tremendous celebration of the life and spirit of the gay community. I’ve been shooting Toronto Pride for several years but my decision to shoot flash at this year’s celebration presented a whole new set of challenges. Hit the jump for 10 things I learned shooting flash street photography at Toronto Pride.
Jacob Aue Sobol talks about finding inspiration while shooting his epic Arrivals and Departures series. The work is woven into every aspect of his life and he talks candidly about his influences, and how inspiration finds him in the process of living. Hit the jump to watch the video!
You’ve heard the quote a thousand times. “If your pictures aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough.” But what exactly did Robert Capa mean? 70 Magnum photographers tackle this question in the latest Magnum Square Print Sale and the results are both insightful and inspiring. Hit the jump for my personal selection from the latest Magnum Square Print Sale!
Look! up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a street photographer! Okay, none of us can actually leap tall buildings in a single bound but that doesn’t stop the occasional superhero from walking through our frames. Hit the jump to check out seven super street shots starring superheroes.
I spent the spookiest night of the year shooting halloween street photography at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. And while the party raged on into the wee hours of the morning I learned a few things about shooting an event of this scale. Hit the jump to check out my lessons learned!
Time to get a head start your Xmas shopping with the latest Magnum Square Print Sale! 71 Magnum Photographers share images on the theme of “Conditions Of The Heart: On Empathy And Understanding In Photography”. Signed or estate stamped archival prints from your favorite Magnum photographers are only $100 bucks so get your credit cards ready and let the shopping begin! Hit the jump for more details!
Magnum solicited questions for Bruce Gilden from Facebook and Twitter then sat down with him at the kitchen table in the Magnum offices in New York to hear his answers. This is the first Ask Magnum interview and Bruce’s answers are candid and a little rambling but definitely worth a listen. Hit the jump to watch the video!
Salvatore Matarazzo is best known for his irreverent flash street photography that uses extreme light and direct contact with his subjects to create an alternate reality that is both compelling and bizzare. His latest project, Darwin Is Street, compares the many people he sees with members of the animal kingdom to explore their similarities as well as their differences. Hit the jump to watch the video/slideshow!
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) marks the unofficial end to summer for many Canadians. The many rides and exhibits attract hundreds of thousands of people every year and it’s a great chance to flex your street photography muscles. But what does it take to shoot a large multi-day event like the CNE? After 6 days of shooting I’ve compiled a series of tips in my Street Photographer’s Guide to the CNE. Hit the jump to read all about it!
The intensity of her look belies the simplicity of the moment as a school girl enjoys a sugary treat on her way to wherever she’s going. Her friends faces echo her tense energy while framing the otherwise simple action to create a moment that steps outside of time. The girl in red’s pointing finger completes the lyrical sense of motion across the frame and the result is a shot that’s street photography gold. Hit the jump for more!