Today I turn 26 years old. Life has been one hell of a ride so far. When I was a kid, I had no idea I would be where I am today-- with the love of my life, phenomenal friends I have met all around the world, a supportive family, as well as the freedom and opportunity to pursue my passion (street … Read more about 26 Lessons Life Has Taught Me About Street Photography
All photographs in this article are copyrighted by Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos To continue my street photography book reviews, I wanted to write about "Gypsies" -- one of my favorite street photography books of all-time, shot by Josef Koudelka, Magnum photographer. To give you a bit of … Read more about Book Review: “Gypsies” by Josef Koudelka
If you haven't watched "In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons In Life With Saul Leiter" -- make sure you do! It is filled with great wisdom from one of the color street photography masters Saul Leiter, who recently passed away. In the video above, director Tomas Leach talks about his motivations and the … Read more about Director Tomas Leach Discusses “In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons In Life With Saul Leiter”
Harvey Stein is a photographer, educator, and curator based in New York City. He just released a new book: "Harlem Street Portraits", documenting portraits in Harlem for over 22 years (from 1990 to 2012). I interview him about shooting and putting together the book-- and what other tips/advice he … Read more about Interview with Harvey Stein on His New Book: “Harlem Street Portraits”
Photos in this article are from my on-going "Colors" series. I recently read a book titled: "Die Empty: Unleash your Best Work Everyday" and found great inspiration in it. It is a great book in which the premise is easy: will you die with all of your dreams, aspirations, and talents inside of … Read more about The 7 Deadly Sins of Mediocrity in Street Photography
Conquer Your Fears in Street Photography in SF, Amsterdam, Dubai, NYC, Istanbul, Toronto, LA, Vancouver (BC), Sydney, Melbourne, London, & More in 2014!
I am excited to open my week-long travel street photography workshop in Istanbul (April 14-18th) with Charlie Kirk. I also still have a few spots left for my upcoming San Francisco Introduction to Street Photography Workshop (Feb 7-9th). If you cannot attend one of my upcoming in-person street … Read more about Conquer Your Fears in Street Photography in SF, Amsterdam, Dubai, NYC, Istanbul, Toronto, LA, Vancouver (BC), Sydney, Melbourne, London, & More in 2014!
I recently traveled to Seattle and taught a street photography workshop there. As a native Californian, I never ventured to the Pacific North-West, and man-- I was impressed. I think Seattle is seriously one of the most underrated places in the West Coast (and in America as well). If you ever … Read more about A Street Photographer (and Foodie)’s Guide to Seattle
All photos in this article are copyrighted by Joel Meyerowitz. I am surprised I haven't written an article about Joel Meyerowitz yet. He is one of the living legends and masters in street photography, currently at 75 years old. He shot in the streets with other legends such as Garry Winogrand, … Read more about 12 Lessons Joel Meyerowitz Has Taught Me About Street Photography
All photographs in this article are copyrighted by Martin Parr / Magnum Photos. Warning: Some of the shots in the book are NSFW as they show child nudity. One of my favorite color photography books is "The Last Resort" by Martin Parr. For 2014, I want to start doing more book reviews-- sharing … Read more about Street Photography Book Review: “The Last Resort” by Martin Parr
If you are a fan of William Klein, check out this nearly 2-hour interview with MADMuseum. Klein talks about working on the streets, in the studio, and on making his feature films. A great watch to check out over this weekend! Thanks to Jonas Petermann for sending over the link! … Read more about In Conversation: William Klein Talks About His Multifaceted Body of Work
It has been a while since I made a travel video-- and I wanted to share some of my experiences traveling and shooting street photography in Sweden, London, and Seattle. I share some thoughts and what I've been up to in the video above (filmed in Seattle). I am also working on some "street … Read more about Street Photography Travel Diary: Sweden, London, and Seattle
Photos in this article are from my travels in Istanbul this summer. I often get criticism from teaching street photography workshops. I get criticized that they cost too much. I get criticized that I am not qualified enough. I get criticized that street photography is something that you "cannot … Read more about Why I Teach Street Photography Workshops