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Look what I got in the mail today

Today, I received in the mail a Contax G1 with 3 lenses (28mm f/2.8, 45mm f/2.0 and 90mm f/2.8) and a TLA200 TTL flash. The Contax G1 is an autofocus film rangefinder sold during the 90′s. See http://www.kenrockwell.com/contax/g-system.htm for more … Continue reading

“Rules for the street”, a discussion of legality and ethics in street photography

As part of WNYC’s Street Shots Online Photo Festival in 2008, Brian Lehrer discusses the legality and ethics of taking photos of everyday people in New York with Bruce Gilden, one of the participants in Street Shots, and Eileen Clancy, founding member of Picture New York. Paul … Continue reading

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What does it take to make a good street photograph?

This article was originally posted on Eric Kim Street Photography blog. I am the author of the article and I reproduce it on my website with Eric Kim’s authorization. What does it take to make a good street photograph? Many, … Continue reading

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Getting close. Does it really make you a better street photographer?

This article was originally posted on Eric Kim Street Photography blog. I am the author of the article and I reproduce it on my website with Eric Kim’s authorization. I am not an experienced street photographer. I started shooting street … Continue reading

Compose and wait – Sam Abell, National Geographic photographer

In street photography, it is often a matter of half a second or less between a good and a great picture. You snap too early and the moment is not yet here; you snap too late and it is gone … Continue reading

“Out of necessity” – William Klein takes an amused look at his work

Yesterday I posted a video in which famous photographer William Klein was telling how he chooses his subjects and how he selects his best pictures on a contact sheet. Today, street photographer Chun Tong Chung from Amsterdam (visit his Flickr … Continue reading

What is in a photographer’s mind? William Klein explains his contact sheets

When looking at the pictures of another photographer, it is not always obvious to understand why he has chosen to capture a particular scene or why has decided not to show the picture he has taken one second before or … Continue reading

New York street photography with Jeff Mermelstein

Jeff Mermelstein is with no doubt one of the most brilliant street photographers of our times. A large part of his work is dedicated to the streets of New York City where he lives and works. He captures the spirit … Continue reading

POV street photography: on board with Eric Kim

If you are a bit aware of the street photography blogosphere, you probably already know Eric Kim (http://erickimphotography.com/). He is a young street photographer based in the Los Angeles area and taking pictures all around the world. Eric Kim is undoubtedly talented … Continue reading

Robert Frank’s elevator girl sees herself years later – On NPR

No need to introduce Robert Frank (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Frank). He is one of the most famous street photographers (and photographers in general) of all time. “The Americans”, his most famous book (at least as far as I know), was published in 1958 … Continue reading

Seeing again using sound – Pete Eckert, blind photographer

Photography is, by essence, a visual art… so I thought until today after watching this video that the Beirut Street Photographers group was kind enough to share on its Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/beirutstreetphotographers). This video (from the series Artists Wanted) features the … Continue reading

Joel Meyerowitz on street photography

UPDATE – Chun Tong Chung (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hideousmanki/) kindly informed me of an awesome vintage documentary about Joel Meyerowitz’s work filmed in 1981. You can find it on the iN-PUBLIC collective’s website at this address: http://www.in-public.com/news/2011/3/1981. — When a master of street photography, … Continue reading