Streettogs Gallery: An Analysis and a personal note of Jun Abe’s “Manila”

Eric’s Note: Streettogs Gallery is an on-going feature and intiative by Manila-based street photographer A.G. De Mesa. Check out more info here. A.G.: Coming back from a small hiatus, I’m bringing you my analysis and some personal thoughts of Manila photographed by Jun Abe and published by Vaccum Press. I would like to apologize if the images of… Read more about Streettogs Gallery: An Analysis and a personal note of Jun Abe’s “Manila”

Street Photography Weekly Assignment #5: View Point Winners

(Above image by Nick Kenrick) Eric: Congratulations to Nick Kenrick for winning the Weekly Assignment #5 for “View Point”. Myself and Charlie loved the viewpoint that he captured from an unusually high vantage point, the simplicity of the leading lines, the complex curves, and the minimalism with that one man in the bottom. Runners-up include Antoine Brsslt,… Read more about Street Photography Weekly Assignment #5: View Point Winners

“The Mexicans”: A Colorful 4-Month Odyssey Across 22 Mexican States and 15,000 Kilometers by Andrew Quilty (Interview)

Eric’s Note: I visited Australia about two months ago, and had the great pleasure of meeting Tamara Voninski, one of the founding members of Oculi, an award-winning Australian collective. On one of my last nights there, I met up and had a beer with some of the other members of Oculi, and met Andrew Quilty… Read more about “The Mexicans”: A Colorful 4-Month Odyssey Across 22 Mexican States and 15,000 Kilometers by Andrew Quilty (Interview)

Escape to the Colorful and Exotic Streets of Istanbul: Street Photography 101 Workshop with Eric Kim, Charlie Kirk, and Andrew Kochanowski

INTERESTED IN DISCOVERING ISTANBUL AND DOCUMENTING IT WITH UNFORGETTABLE PHOTOS? Ask yourself the following questions: Have you been cooped up behind the desk for too long? Has it been too long since you had a nice vacation? Do you love photography and travel? Do you want to walk the streets in a foreign land and… Read more about Escape to the Colorful and Exotic Streets of Istanbul: Street Photography 101 Workshop with Eric Kim, Charlie Kirk, and Andrew Kochanowski

Street Photography Weekly Assignment #5: View Point

(Copyright: two cute dogs) So for this week, the assignment is “View Point”! This was chosen by the winner of last weeks challenge Anna Delany. Upload your best 1 view point shot captured between now and this Friday to Eric’s Facebook fan page. We will choose the best shots and feature them on the blog! Now GO GO GO!

Book Review: “Capitolio” by Christopher Anderson, Magnum Photographer

(Above image from Capitolio.  © Christopher Anderon / Magnum Photos) One of the mottos that I have is “Buy Books, Not Gear“. Why? While buying gear is important in photography, the best “bang-for-the-buck” way to improve your photography is to buy lots of photography books to improve your photographic vision and insight. Many of us (including… Read more about Book Review: “Capitolio” by Christopher Anderson, Magnum Photographer

Weekly Video Roundup: Review of the ThinkTank Retrospective 7, Preview of the Leica M Monochrom, and Review of Micro Lens Pouch

Published a bunch of videos to YouTube this week! Here is a weekly roundup of all of them in-case you missed any! Thinktank Retrospective 7 Review Had the chance to review the ThinkTank Retrospective 7, a fantastic bag for you street shooters using an iPad or a 11” Macbook Air (has a little slot in… Read more about Weekly Video Roundup: Review of the ThinkTank Retrospective 7, Preview of the Leica M Monochrom, and Review of Micro Lens Pouch

“Develop Your Unique Street Photography Project” Workshop with Eric Kim and Rinzi Ruiz in Downtown LA (6/29-7/1)

STUCK IN A CREATIVE RUT AND LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION TO TAKE YOUR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY TO THE NEXT LEVEL? I’m really excited to announce that I will be teaching a 3-day  (6/29-7/1) street photography workshop in Downtown LA at the Hatakeyama Gallery. I will be teaching this street photography workshop alongside my close friend and colleague Rinzi… Read more about “Develop Your Unique Street Photography Project” Workshop with Eric Kim and Rinzi Ruiz in Downtown LA (6/29-7/1)

Reality Through Abstract Visual Puzzles: An Interview With John Goldsmith, Vancouver-Based Street Photographer

(Above image by John Goldsmith) Eric’s Note: I recently had the pleasure of interviewing John Goldsmith, a street photographer based out of Vancouver. He is part of the strange.rs collective, and has also recently released a book, “Drop Out of Art School“. Goldsmith is one of the most prolific and valuable members in the street… Read more about Reality Through Abstract Visual Puzzles: An Interview With John Goldsmith, Vancouver-Based Street Photographer

Stylish Video of the Stockholm Street Photography Workshop at Fotografiska by Brian Sparks

Huge thanks to my buddy Brian Sparks who put together this stylish video recap of my street photography workshop at Fotografiska, the Swedish museum of photography. Brian taught at the workshop alongside me, and I crashed at his pad for a week as well! Not only did he feed me well with food, but he… Read more about Stylish Video of the Stockholm Street Photography Workshop at Fotografiska by Brian Sparks

Street Photography Weekly Assignment #4: Legs

(Above Image Copyrighted By Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum) So for this week, the assignment is legs! This was chosen by the winner of last weeks challenge Giovanni Savino. Upload your best 1 legs shot captured between now and this Friday to Eric’s Facebook fan page. We will choose the best shots and feature them on the blog! Now GO GO GO!

Breathe the Streets of Venice and Verona: Introduction to Design/Composition Workshop with Adam Marelli and Eric Kim (9/17-9/22)

Eric’s Note: I am excited to announce that I will be teaching a 5-day workshop in Venice/Verona with NYC street photographer Adam Marelli. Adam Marelli has a keen eye for design, composition, and capturing “the decisive moment”. He holds a degree in Sculpture and Photography from New York University and studied at the Barnstone Studios.… Read more about Breathe the Streets of Venice and Verona: Introduction to Design/Composition Workshop with Adam Marelli and Eric Kim (9/17-9/22)

“Office”: The Chaos and Alienation of Office Life by by Lars Tunbjörk (Book Review)

(Image from “Office”. © Lars Tunbjork) I recently came upon the work of Lars Tunbjörk from my buddy Mattias Leppäniemi, a Swedish documentary photographer. What I love about his style is that he is able to effectively combine the energy and grit of street photography, yet make a statement about society through the rigor of the documentary approach.… Read more about “Office”: The Chaos and Alienation of Office Life by by Lars Tunbjörk (Book Review)

Hybernation: Can Places Have a Soul Without People? A Project by Dutch Street / Documentary Photographer Jeroen Helmink

(Above Image Copyrighted By: Jeroen Helmink) Jeroen Helmink is a Dutch documentary / street photographer. After a corporate career of 15 years, his love for photography led him to a new way of living. It was only two years ago he decided to dedicate all of his time to photography and explore the streets as a full time… Read more about Hybernation: Can Places Have a Soul Without People? A Project by Dutch Street / Documentary Photographer Jeroen Helmink

Bad Street Photographers Copy, Good Street Photographers Steal

(Pablo Picasso’s original quote: “Bad artists copy, good artists steal”) When I first started street photography, I remember doing a ton of google searching on street photography. Of course, the first street photographs I saw were street photography from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Andre Kertesz, and the work of the greats. I also remember seeing… Read more about Bad Street Photographers Copy, Good Street Photographers Steal

The 70+ Best Student Street Photographs from my Stockholm Workshop at Fotografiska

(Above image: Mimika D Kirgios from her project “Manhood”) Just finished my Introduction to Street Photography Workshop in Stockholm at Fotografiska, part of the Stockholm Photography Week. The workshop was four days long, and the students had an opportunity to work on a short-term project. Below are the images from their projects (sorry, some of the… Read more about The 70+ Best Student Street Photographs from my Stockholm Workshop at Fotografiska

Street Photography Weekly Assignment #2: Silhouettes Winners

(Above Image Copyrighted By Hao Jiang) Hi guys, I hope everyone is having a good weekend, after talking to Eric we decided that the photo above by Hao Jiang has won the second week of the assignment series, so huge congratulations to him!