I have never been the type of person to reflect on life. I generally tend to always live in the present moment– and don’t spend too much time thinking about the past or the future. But the quote that always comes to me from Socrates is: “The life unexamined is not a life worth living.”… Read more about My Top 10 Street Photography Lists for 2013
Don’t Miss Out! One Week Left for Early-Bird Pricing of my Seattle 3-day Introduction to Street Photography Workshop (Jan 10-12, 2014)
There is one-week left for the early-bird discount (Sunday, Jan 5th) for my first Seattle Introduction to Street Photography Workshop! Don’t miss out on this beautiful unique location, especially if you live in the area! Have you ever walked on the streets and saw a moment that you wanted to capture, but you were too scared… Read more about Don’t Miss Out! One Week Left for Early-Bird Pricing of my Seattle 3-day Introduction to Street Photography Workshop (Jan 10-12, 2014)
Steve Richmond is a London based photographer, originally from Northern Ireland. You can see the full “Kimology” series on Flickr here.
Dimitris Makrygiannakis is one of the up-and-coming rising stars when it comes to street photography. He has only been shooting seriously the last two years, and has made a huge leap in his work. I love the sense of surrealism, symbolism, and emotion in his work. He also breaks the “street photography” boundaries by embracing… Read more about Embracing Surrealism and Symbolism: Video Interview with Dimitris Makrygiannakis in Stockholm
“The most difficult thing for me is to take pictures from far away.” – Jacob Aue Sobol Jacob Aue Sobol is one of my favorite contemporary photographers. Not only are his images visually powerful and stirring– but they exude a sense of emotion that pours from the seams. His emotions have depth and soul to… Read more about 11 Lessons Jacob Aue Sobol Has Taught Me About Street Photography
Photos in this article are from my Gallo Boxing Series in Michigan. You can see all the GoPro POV videos on YouTube here. “To try to please everybody is to please nobody” – Publilius Syrus For those of you who follow my blog (or even worse, my YouTube channel) know that I have a lot… Read more about On Criticism and Street Photography
Conquer Your Fears and Meet New Peers in 2014! Upcoming Street Photography Workshops in Seattle, SF, Amsterdam, NYC, Istanbul, Toronto, LA, Vancouver and More!
Hey streettogs, I am excited to announce my new calendar of street photography workshops for 2014 in Seattle, SF, Amsterdam, NYC, Istanbul, Toronto, Vancouver, Vietnam, Seoul, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, Stockholm, and London! If you want to meet new peers and conquer your fears, join us at a workshop coming to you below! If you cannot… Read more about Conquer Your Fears and Meet New Peers in 2014! Upcoming Street Photography Workshops in Seattle, SF, Amsterdam, NYC, Istanbul, Toronto, LA, Vancouver and More!
I hate advertising in a lot of ways. Although I think there are some beautiful advertisements (that I think can double as art) at the end of they day, they are just trying to get you to buy something. And with that– advertisers and marketers often create false wants (which we get confused with “needs”).… Read more about On Neomania and Street Photography
Eric’s Note: This is an interview with Siegfried Hansen, one of the finest contemporary street photographers who hails from Hamburg, Germany. What I love about his work is how he is able to combine strong graphical elements in the streets – and make simple yet beautiful images. See his fine images and advice for street… Read more about Capturing Harmony on the Streets through Graphical Images: Interview with Siegfried Hansen
I think one of the most difficult compositional techniques in street photography is to incorporate multiple subjects in the frame — without it becoming too cluttered or overwhelming. Generally the problem is that most photographers that try to incorporate multiple subjects have some of the following problems: Overlapping subjects Distracting backgrounds No central subject Not… Read more about Street Photography Composition Lesson #13: Multiple-Subjects
I recently attended Elliot Erwitt’s “100+1” exhibition at Fotografiska, which will be in Stockholm from December 6, 2013 to March 2, 2014. We were given a brochure with great practical advice for street photographers– which I have shared here. This text for the article is extracted from the foreword dedication written by Elliott Erwitt for the book… Read more about 25 Practical Tips from Elliott Erwitt for Street Photographers
Photos in this article are from my road trip from Michigan to California. One thing I hate about the modern world is our addiction to speed. We want everything to be done faster, more efficiently, and better optimized. We are frustrated when we are loading up a website on our smartphones and it takes longer… Read more about In Praise of Slowness in Street Photography
Besides street photography, I have a great interest in sociology, psychology, and philosophy. What I love about all these side-fields is that they overlap and add unto one another. Not only that, but I have probably learned more about street photography from these outside fields than from the field of photography itself. A field I… Read more about 5 Psychological Biases You Must Avoid in Street Photography