It’s not very often that a photobook on Kickstarter can pry my credit card out of my wallet. But David Gaberle’s new book, Metropolight: A Photobook is that kind of a book. The work spans 4 continents and depicts the modern metropolis as a place of common experience that unites and isolates at the same time. I talked with David about the his work and how the book came to life. Hit the jump for more!
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!
Nobody said street photography had to be limited to pictures of people walking down the street and the Flash The Animals slideshow from the Full Frontal (Flash) Collective proves it! They turned their cameras (and their flashes) on some furry critters and the collective’s epic use of flash pulls the animals out of time and portrays them as ethereal guardians of the spaces in which they dwell. Hit the jump to watch this excellent slideshow!
In Public’s Blake Andrews is an outspoken street photographer and blogger based in Eugene Oregon. He shoots mostly black and white film and while his work fits within a broad definition of street photography, he sees himself as a photographer first. Looking for images wherever they can be found. I sat down with Blake to talk about the process of finding images and making photographs. Hit the jump to read the interview!
Chris Farling is a founding member of the Observe Collective and his perspective on street photography is informed by his experience as a jazz musician as well as the countless hours spent on the street. I had the pleasure to talk with Chris from his home in Brooklyn, New York and I found him to be a personable and well spoken advocate for our elusive art. Hit the jump for the full interview!
The Miami Street Photography Festival is only in its fourth year and it’s already one of the top street photography events in the world. We sat down with festival founder Juan Jose Reyes and talked about how it all started and what makes this year’s festival the best yet. Hit the jump to read the interview!
Jack Simon is a member of the Burn My Eye Collective and his quirky timing and wonderous sense of composition have established him as one of the top street photographers working today. We talked about everything from gear to his influences and finding inspiration on the street. Hit the jump for the interview!
Confrontation is part of shooting on the street. Street photographers are often called out as perverted or even pedophiles for the simple act of recording life as it lives itself. What is fueling this villification and what can street photographers do about it? Hit the jump for more info.
He’s only 27 years old, but Eric Kim has already established a reputation as one of the most influential street photographers in the world. His blog is one of the most popular photography websites on the net and his popular street photography workshops bring the elusive art to people from all walks of life. I sat down with Eric to talk about where he’s been, where he’s going and street photography in general. Hit the jump for the interview.
You know how it goes… you’re talking to Eric Kim when all of a sudden he clicks a button and says “What’s up streettogs? It’s Eric Kim from the Eric Kim street photography blog…” and you realize you’re being interviewed! We ended up chatting for about an hour about all kinds of things street photography and Eric posted the video on his YouTube channel this morning. Hit the jump to catch the whole conversation.