(Above image by Trevor Marczylo) Eric’s Note: I am pleased to announce Trevor Marczylo, a street photographer eating, living, and surviving in Winnipeg, Manitoba as a new weekly contributor to the blog! He is a full-time photographer, making a living selling prints that he takes on a daily basis. Make sure to check out his last… Read more about My Thoughts On Objectivity vs Subjectivity: What Makes a Great Street Photograph by Trevor Marczylo
CritiqueMe: A New, Bi-weekly Chance to Get Noticed and Critiqued by Photographers All Around the World
With the New Year fast approaching, what better way to start than having a professional critique on the worlds leading street photography blog?
Enroll in “All the World’s a Stage: Introduction to Street Photography” an Online Street Photography Course via UC Riverside Extension!
I am excited to announce I will be teaching my first university-level course on street photography at the UC Riverside Extension program! The course will be an online/offline hybrid class- with the majority of the coursework being online, with street photography outings, exhibition outings, as well as a final student exhibition in-person. The course is… Read more about Enroll in “All the World’s a Stage: Introduction to Street Photography” an Online Street Photography Course via UC Riverside Extension!
Eric’s Note: When I visited Tokyo recently to teach my street photography workshop, I had the great pleasure of meeting Ade Ogunsanya aka Street Portraitist through my good friends Charlie Kirk and Bellamy Hunt. Check out his project — shooting portraits of strangers on the streets of Tokyo, focusing both on the people and juxtaposing them… Read more about Medium Format Environmental Street Portraits by Ade Ogunsanya (Street Portraitist) from Tokyo
Eric’s Note: This is article is part of an on-going weekly column by Japancamerahunter (Bellamy Hunt) where he talks about vintage cameras, film, and street photography. You can check out his part articles here or if you need to get hooked up with a lens or camera, contact him here! Well well, good old Uncle Eric has asked me to… Read more about Smaller Is Better: Why You Should Use a Compact Camera for Street Photography
(Above image “Untitled” by Christos Kapatos) I just finished reading “The Black Swan” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, where he discusses many misconceptions and fallacies that we face as humans. He talks from a scientific-philosophical viewpoint, and has many fascinating insights. One of them was about knowledge—and that it isn’t necessarily additive—rather something subtractive. For example, a… Read more about 10 Things Not To Do As a Street Photographer
(Group photo at the Leica Singapore Store) Never have been to Singapore, but had a great time! Not only was I able to teach a street photography workshop with the famous Danny Santos as my guest speaker, but was also able to check out the IPA gallery and meet Kevin WY Lee, and a… Read more about Singapore Street Photography Workshop Snapshots
(My students absolutely adore me!) Most of you guys have no idea where Kota Kinabalu is, but it is an absolutely charming city on the coast of Malaysia. I had a ton of fun with the guys here, and it was somewhere very unique and interesting to shoot street photography. One of the highlights was… Read more about Kota Kinabalu Street Photography Workshop Snapshots
(Attend an Eric Kim street photography workshop, get a free Leica!) Had an absolutely incredible time in Tokyo teaching my street photography workshop with Charlie Kirk, Bellamy Hunt, and Alfie Goodrich in association with the Leica Ginza store in Tokyo. Sorry for the delay, here are the snapshots from the workshop (warning, there is a… Read more about Tokyo Street Photography Workshop Snapshots
(Above image copyrighted by Joel Meyerowitz) Eric’s Note: This article is by Ollie Gapper, a street photographer based in the UK- and now a weekly contributor to the blog. Stay tuned for more of his “Ollie Gapper Thursday” posts! With any genre of photography its easy to become saturated in your work and the work… Read more about Have An Escape, Not An Exit From Street Photography
(Above image copyrighted by Albert Watson) I just finished the behemoth of a biography on Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson and I gotta say—I am deeply moved. The biography was not only brutally honest, but gave inspirational insights into the thoughts and motivations behind Steve Jobs and Apple. Although controversial, he made some of the most… Read more about 10 Traits of Steve Jobs That Can Make You a Better Photographer
Eric’s Note: This article is by Ollie Gapper, a street photographer based in the UK- and now a weekly contributor to the blog. Stay tuned for more of his “Ollie Gapper Thursday” posts! Over the past few months it’s fair to say I’ve spent a lot of time and money on printing. Though it… Read more about Why You Should Print Your Photos
You can check out a list of street photography books I recommend here: Inspirational Street Photography Books You Gotta Own Introduction: I was at Charlie Kirk’s apartment in Tokyo, when he turned me onto a book he recently bought and was moved by, which was a book by Alec Soth—a Magnum photographer. It a lovely book, with… Read more about Buy Books, Not Gear
After seeing Eric becoming ever more inundated with his workshop work, videos, Leica work and all the associated travel I decided to get in touch and say “Hey, how about I help out on a more regular basis?”. The result of the following email conversation? OG Thursdays. (My middle name is Mathew (with one ‘T’)… Read more about Introducing Ollie Gapper as a Weekly Contributor to the Blog!
Having fun camera shopping with Bellamy Hunt in Tokyo. If you need a camera, lens, or film case from Tokyo check him out athttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/
My good friend Todd Hatakeyama (and sponsor over at SimpleStudioLighting.com) and owner of the Hatakeyama Gallery (grand opening in Downtown LA this Saturday from 5pm-10pm) recently gave me a his old Leica M6 to shoot with and have. It has been great shooting with it–as it helps me slow down and be more critical when… Read more about Shooting a Film Leica M6 vs Digital Leica M9 in Tokyo
Had the chance to collaborate with Leica Camera and Magnum Photos to ask Bruce Gilden a few questions about his work in Port-au-Prince, Haiti alongside Josh White. Very humbled to have asked him some questions about his work, and found his answers to be very honest and insightful. Check out the interview here: Leica &… Read more about Interview with Bruce Gilden About His Work in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Shooting with (two cute dogs) in Tokyo with my Leica M9 and GoPro in Shibuya, Tokyo. Make sure to follow tcd on Flickr and Twitter
Eric’s Note: Mattias Hyde is an emerging street photographer from Madrid who has only been shooting street photography for 6 months, and has shown a great deal of physical and emotional closeness in his images. Read more of his words below! I started street photography a few months ago, when I returned to Madrid after… Read more about Emerging Street Photographer: Mattias Hyde from Madrid
See myself in a bathrobe talking about the Tokyo Street Photography Workshop with Charlie Kirk, Bellamy Hunt, and Alfie Goodrich. You can even see Rinzi Ruiz topless–watch the video!