(Golden Leica???) Check out my snapshots from Tokyo, which include trips to camera stores, Charlie Kirk’s house, drinking, and fun with Bellamy Hunt!
There is approximately one month left to submit for the International Street Photography Award in London for 2012. The deadline is Jan 5th, make sure to submit before it’s too late! I am also excited to announce I will be one of the judges on the international panel :) >> More info
A funny story of how I got interrogated for shooting street photography at a racetrack for horses in Tokyo, an interview with Bellamy Hunt (how to best shoot in Tokyo), and fun antics with Charlie Kirk in the background!
(Fibonacci spiral above a photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson) One of the questions that I have been pondering for quite a while is how much a great street photograph is objective versus subjective. I would say that the general consensus is that great photography, like most of art, is purely subjective. As what they say, “Beauty… Read more about Objectivity vs Subjectivity: What Makes a Great Street Photograph?
“There is a big difference between a photographer and someone who clicks a shutter. One learns his craft and the other looks for a quick fix.” – Winslo I am an old school photographer born and bred on film. I have been shooting for a long time. When I was in photo school, it was… Read more about How I Shoot On The Street: An Application of Study and Practice by Brent Fong
(“Cut” by Rinzi Ruiz) I am currently reading Malcom Gladwell’s book: “What the Dog Saw” which is a great collection of his best articles published in The New Yorker. There is a fascinating section talks about the difference between “choking” and “panicking” which I think plays really well into street photography:
Are you an avid street photographer waiting to discover your own street style that will make you stand out from the crowd? If so, I’d like to invite you to my very special intermediate street photography workshop upcoming in Singapore on 12/17-12/18 in association with Leica Asia Pacific. We will be studying and analyzing the work of the… Read more about “Discover Your Unique Street Photography Style” Intermediate Workshop in Singapore (12/17-12/18)
My Leica M9P* (gaffer tape upgrade) and 35mm Summilux 1.4. Background About a few months ago, I finally achieved one of my lifetime goals: purchasing a digital Leica (the Leica M9 to be specific). Although I was enthralled by the camera the first month I tested it (when Leica loaned me one for my Paris… Read more about The Leica M9: The Ultimate Street Photography Camera or Just Hype? My Practical Review
(All photographs copyrighted by John Cranford) Circle Acres, a project I started in 2008, focuses on documenting the lifestyle of a young couple in rural NC who have devoted their lives to organic farming while distancing themselves from modern living. Originally, I had the intention of making some portraits while doing some casual shooting. No… Read more about “Circle Acres” : A Photo-essay on Organic Farming and Rural Living by John Cranford
(Chicago, Eric Kim) I studied Sociology during my undergrad at UCLA. I loved learning all of the ways that people interacted, communicated, and collected in groups. It really opened up my eyes to the world around me. However little did I know that all these things I have learned in Sociology (and trained myself to… Read more about 10 Things Sociology Has Taught Me About Street Photography
Thomas Leuthard (85mm) is putting together a fun street photography contest that is open to everyone in the world with the topic: “Headlines“. It is free to enter, and can be a great way to get more exposure in your photography. Below is more information about the contest: Info The contest is open to everyone… Read more about “Headlines” Street Photography Contest by Thomas Leuthard
Love the street photography by In-Public Blake Andrews or his witty “B” blog? Check out this novel idea: his portfolio from In-Public, family shots, unseen B Sides and outtakes, and other 35 mm personal favorites printed on 52 playing cards. Grab your preorder for only $12 and support him and his photography. You can check out the… Read more about “B-Sides” Street Photography Playing Cards by Blake Andrews
(All images copyrighted by Manu Thomas) Eric’s Note: Manu Thomas is a street photographer from Mumbai, India who has captured a colorful, playful, and multi-faceted vision of his environment. In a feature according to Nick Turpin, Manu also started off as a watercolor painter: “While searching for camera and photos, I happened to hear the term… Read more about “Suburbia” – Capturing the Colorful Layers of Mumbai, India by Manu Thomas
Video Recap of the YOU ARE HERE Street Photography Exhibition with the ThinkTank Gallery and Leica Camera
Info: Huge thanks to Leica for making this show and our gallery opening possible. http://www.leica-camera.com And congratulations to Jordan Dunn for his VLUX-30 winning “Best of Show” piece: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=265956166775812&set=a.245493168822… YOU ARE HERE was curated by Neema Sadeghi and Eric Kim http://www.neemasadeghi.com http://www.erickimphotography.com Video Directed by Neema Sadeghi http://www.neemasadeghi.com Video Edited by Lonnie Francisco http://cargocollective.com/lonniefrancisco Video… Read more about Video Recap of the YOU ARE HERE Street Photography Exhibition with the ThinkTank Gallery and Leica Camera
(Above photo by Debi Sen Gupta) Below are the 32 best images from my recent Introduction to Street Photography Workshop in Mumbai, India. Read more to see all the images below!
(All images copyrighted by Dirty Harrry) Eric’s Note: For this article I am pleased to feature the thoughts about Dirty Harrry, a prolific street photographer from Crete in Greece. His images shot with flash are not only surreal but technically well done. Make sure to also check out my interview with him here, and see… Read more about How to Shoot Stroboscopic Flash Street Photography by Dirty Harrry
Hey streettogs, I am excited to say that I just finished my first batch of my Mumbai, India Street Photography Workshop! (I got two more groups to go). It was great to work with all the street photographers here, and their enthusiasm to learn was overwhelming. Surprisingly before this workshop, there wasn’t much of a… Read more about Mumbai, India Street Photography Workshop Recap (Batch 1)
I have been in Mumbai, India the last 3 days and have been having the blast of my life. Kaushal Parikh, an incredibly talented street photographer from Mumbai, has been my host and not only shown me the wonderful streets here, but has treated me like family and is feeding me well (I probably will… Read more about My Thoughts About Shooting Street Photography in Mumbai, India
When you are out traveling and shooting street photography, remember to connect with the local people and treat them as “equals”. Don’t see them as objects, but use humor to get more comfortable with them and see them as a “fellow human being”. Stay tuned with these great One-Minute Masterclass series from Phaidon, as they… Read more about One-Minute Masterclass Advice from Steve McCurry: Be Humorous
(Image above copyrighted by Emilio Morenatti) Emilio Morenatti is a photo journalist who has covered various events in Spain, Afghanistan, as well as the Middle East. Not only has he covered the war and the fall of the Taliban, but he has also been kidnapped by gunman, and lost his left foot after being struck… Read more about Life Through the Lens of Photojournalist Emilio Morenatti
Note: Sara T’Rula was one of the community managers for the “Street Photography Now” project. Read her thoughts about the SPN project and see some of her images as well below! The SPN Project was a daring and unique year-long project, set up in September 2010 by The Photographers’ Gallery, Sophie Howarth & Stephen McLaren… Read more about Reflections About the Street Photography Now Project by Sara T’Rula
If you are in Cambodia or in Asia, make sure to check out the Angkor Photo Festival exhibitions coming up in Cambodia. I am also pleased to announce that some of my images will also be featured in the Asian Street Photography Group Exhibition. Make sure to spread the word, and let me know if… Read more about Upcoming Angkor Photo Festival Exhibitions in Cambodia
Note: This blog post is by Kaushal Parikh, a street photographer from Mumbai, India. Although this is an article about a camera, I don’t believe that gear alone can create good photographs. But I do believe that a good photographer can be inspired to make good images with the right gear. I recently acquired a… Read more about How to Shoot with the Fujifilm FinePix X100 for Street Photography