Rinzi Ruiz discovered his passion for street photography on the cavernous streets of downtown Los Angeles. I met up with Rinzi on my recent trip to LA trip and had a great time exploring the city and getting some insight into what makes Rinzi tick as a photographer. Hit the jump for the video and some epic shots from one of LA’s most dedicated street photographers!
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!
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.
He’s one of the most prolific street photographers working today and his trademark black and white style is instantly recognizable. Rinzi Ruiz makes the streets of downtown Los Angeles his canvas as he elevates the ordinary moments of passers-by into monuments of style and grace. I sat down with Rinzi to discuss his photographic journey and what it means to be a street photographer. Hit the jump for the full interview!
The Street Shooting show at the Los Angeles Center Of Photography (LACP) features 38 images from some of the best emerging talent in street photography from around the world. I sat down with the center’s founder, Julia Dean to talk about the show and how the LACP supports street photographers in general. Hit the jump for the full interview!
I was contacted by Vice Magazine and asked if I’d like to answer some questions on the film vs digital debate. Of course, I said yes! The full interview is now live on vice.com and I have a few more ideas on the subject after the jump!