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!
It’s time to get your learnin’ on with The History Of Photography In 5 minutes (and 12 seconds). The upbeat video traces the development of photography from Daguerrotypes to the Leica I and all the way to modern smart phones that let people instantly share images of their delicious breakfasts with the whole wide world. Hit the jump to watch the video!
San Francisco based photographer Joe Aguirre is known for his passionate images that span the gap between street and documentary photography. This beautifully shot video follows Joe to Denmark where he was shooting for his upcoming book, Ether. He talks about photography and how he creates meaning by finding the connection between himself and his subjects. Hit the jump to watch the video!
So you were born with a camera instead of a head. And you can’t help recording everything you see. And you get a reality show of your life as it happens. And anyone who watches your show becomes a television zombie and can’t leave their house. And the only way to save the world is to electrocute yourself in the bathtub while watching reruns of your own birth. It’s what you get when you’re the boy with a camera for a face! Hit the jump to watch the video.
Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey talks about his lifelong relationship with photography as he shoots in Puerto Rico with a brand spanking new Fuji X Pro2. He’s one of the greatest documentary photographers working today and while he doesn’t say anything specifically about the new flagship Fuji camera you can’t help but be inspired by his words. Hit the jump to watch the video!