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!
I managed to get my hands on a pre-release copy of the Fuji 23mm f/2 lens and my first impressions are very positive. The lens is well built and solid and only weighs about 180 grams. No images to share because the lens was just a prototype but I think Fuji has hit it out of the park with this one. Hit the jump for the video and more!
The wait is finally over! The Fuji 23mm f/2 lens was announced today and this compact 35mm equivalent lens the X-Series of cameras a no-brainer for street photographers. Small, light weight and weather resistant with super-fast autofocus. What’s not to like? Hit the jump for all the details!
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!
Leica is known for quality craftsmanship that comes with outrageous prices. They tend to produce old school photographic tools that don’t exactly innovate but the Leica Q is changing that perception across the board. And the Leica Q firmware 2.0 update just added a feature that every mirrorless camera should immediately copy. Hit the jump for the details!
Magnum photographer Martin Parr is best known for capturing the quirks of British life with his trademark humor and wit. So he might be the last person you’d expect to shoot the Republican National Convention! But his outsider status gives him a unique perspective to document the American political process and the people that power it. Hit the jump to see the pics!
There’s been a lot of news from this year’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland but how much do we know about the city itself? Alex Webb spent a week in The Rust Belt City to find out what makes the city tick and, as usual, his work is both revealing and inspiring. Hit the jump for more!
Why would anyone want to take pictures on the street? This question is answered by some of the top names in street photography in Cheryl Dunn’s fantastic street photography documentary, Everybody Street. It’s the one movie every street photographer should see and it’s now streaming on Netflix so you what are you waiting for? Hit the jump for all the details!
The highly anticipated Fuji XT-2 uses the same 24MP APS-C sensor as the X-Pro 2 but ups the ante with improved autofocus, a 3-way tilting LCD and 4K video recording. This looks like a great little camera that’s bound to find its way into the hands of many street shooters but Fuji had a couple of other announcements that also caught my attention. Hit the jump for all the details!