Capturing the Chance Moments of Everyday Life: Interview with Julien Legrand

Eric’s Note: Julien Legrand is a street photographer based from the north of France, with a keen eye for the chance moments of everyday life. I was initially drawn to his color work– but have also been impressed by his monochromatic work. Check out his work and thoughts on street photography in this interview below.

The Tao of Street Photography

A fun and uplifting book I recently read was “The Tao of Pooh.” To sum up the book, the author explains the philosophy of Taosim through (believe it not) Winnie the Pooh. Yeah, I know it sounds ridiculous, but the author does a superb job sewing the two concepts together– in a language relatable and… Read more about The Tao of Street Photography

Curate and Sequence Your Own Custom Book at OCULI’s “HOME” Interactive Exhibit (May 22nd, 6pm, Sydney at the Cleland Bond in The Rock)

Oculi is presenting a unique book making opportunity during the Reportage Festival in Sydney.     As a part of the 2013 Reportage Documentary Photography Festival and in partnership with BLURB books, Australia’s photographic collective OCULI presents HOME, an interactive exhibition where viewers are able to curate and sequence their own custom book from the Oculi… Read more about Curate and Sequence Your Own Custom Book at OCULI’s “HOME” Interactive Exhibit (May 22nd, 6pm, Sydney at the Cleland Bond in The Rock)

Capturing the Melancholy of New York City: “NY Diary” by Federico Chiesa

Eric’s Note: Federico Chiesa was born in a small town in Tuscany, Italy, in 1979. He studied commercial photography at “I.E.D” in 2005 and now works as a professional advertising photographer and retoucher. Street photography is one of his favorite vocations. See his “New York Diary” project and his thoughts on street photography below.

How to Direct Your Subjects When Shooting Street Portraits

(Above video: New street portrait POV video I recorded in Chicago. Chicago Street Portraits, Volume #5) I have always been drawn to people, especially those who I find are interesting “characters.” I tend to gravitate towards people who have interesting facial expressions, to those with outstanding outfits, or accessories. Although the majority of the street… Read more about How to Direct Your Subjects When Shooting Street Portraits