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!
It seems that every shot has already been taken so how do you avoid the clichés and make unique images that are yours alone? Here’s 11 more examples of street photography clichés that prove a good photographer can rise above the cliché to create truly interesting images. Hit the jump to see them all!
Cameras come and go but when I bought a Leica M 240 I finally had a keeper. It was a beautifully crafted instrument with legendary optics that produced stunning images. So when I decided to sell the Leica and buy a Fuji X100T for street photography my friends nearly staged an intervention. But it turns out there were some very good reasons to make the switch. Hit the jump to find out why!
The latest Magnum square print sale is now live and it’s a good one! Magnum photographers were asked to select a single image to illustrate their understanding of the decisive moment as popularized by Henri Cartier Bresson. The result is an amazing collection of images from some of the top photographers on the planet and signed prints will only set you back $100 bucks! Hit the jump for more info!
Bruce Gilden is no stranger to controversy. From his in-your-face street portraits to his Two Days In Apalachia which has been called poverty porn, everyone has an opininon on his work and his methodology. But Bruce reveals a kinder, gentler side when the Multistory cameras follow him around West Bram hunting for new subjects for his Face series. He talks about how his background influenced his work and really comes off as a frail human being doing his best to express a personal vision of the world. Hit the jump for the video!
Why do you shoot? What drives you to pick up that camera day in and day out and hit the streets? Money? Fame? Or something more intrinsically satisfying? Josh Rose ponders these questions and draws his own conclusions in The Photographers Creed. It’s a manifesto for living life as an image maker that will strike a chord with a lot of street shooters. Hit he jump to read the article!
If you could only take one picture what would you shoot? The Ikea KLIKK camera app gives you one chance to take a good shot then submit it to Ikea’s 2016 Art Collection where one winning will be turned into a poster to be given away at Ikea stores in Belgium. Sounds interesting but why did they call it KLIKK? Hit the jump for all the details!
Cats. They’re everywhere. Watching us. Biding their time. Waiting patiently for the next opportunity to photo-bomb unsuspecting street photographers. Here’s 40 fierce street photos featuring felines that prove cats will always land on their feet – just in time to steal the shot. Hit the jump for our cat street photography gallery!
Flash street photography is as devisive as it is engaging. Many street photographers think that “flashing” people on the street is invasive and confrontational but Johan Jehlbo and the Full Frontal (Flash) Collective aim to change that perception. They sidestep Gilden’s in-your-face style of shooting for a quieter approach that uses artificial light to reinforce their vision of the world. I sat down with Johan to talk about shooting flash and dealing with the consequences. Hit the jump for the interview!