Photos in this article are from my “Grandfather” series. “99% of street photography, if not more, is about failure” – Alex Webb Street photography is all about failure. The failure to have the courage to take that one shot. The failure to capture “the decisive moment.” The failure to get a clean background. The failure… Read more about On Failure and Street Photography
Daniel Kramer: These images are part of a street photography book in progress that I’m working on and which I’ve tentatively titled “Global Wanderings.” I’ve gone through one round of editing with Mike Davis and now I’m carefully combing through and digitizing my archives which is both a joy and a pain. Warning: One of the… Read more about “Global Wandering”: Colorful Street Photos from Around the World by Daniel Kramer
Download this article: Google Docs PDF .docx All photos in this article are copyrighted by Alec Soth / Magnum Photos. Alec Soth is a photographer whose work I strongly admire. He is a member of Magnum, although he is not the typical “Magnum” photographer. He is generally identified in the “fine art”/documentary crowd– and certainly… Read more about 14 Lessons Alec Soth Has Taught Me About Street Photography
Eric’s Note: OBSERVE is an international photography collective focused primarily on the practice of candid street photography. This week’s feature is David Horton from Boston, Massachusetts. David Horton: I’m a graphic designer by day, street photographer by accident. After art directing and observing some of the finest commercial photographers in the business for over a decade, I made… Read more about Observe Collective Interview #4: David Horton
Eric’s Note: Haris P (Xaris P on Flickr) is a street photographer from Crete in Greece. I was blown away by his surrealistic images — and wanted to feature his work on the blog. See more of his images and tips on street photography below. Haris: Hi Eric thanks for having me in your blog.… Read more about Photographs are Everywhere: The Extra-Ordinary Street Photography of Haris P (Xaris P)
Eric’s Note: I am excited to share this interview with the “Street-photographers” collective. I sent them 22 interview questions, and the members shared their personal answers opinions below. See their superb images and insights on street photography below!
All photos copyrighted by Zoe Strauss / Magnum Photos. About a year I stumbled upon the work of Zoe Strauss in her book: “America.” I was amazed with the power of her portraits as well as how she masterfully combined them with signs and urban landscapes. Also in terms of the book, they are some… Read more about 8 Lessons Zoe Strauss Has Taught Me About Street Photography
Upcoming Street Photography Workshops at Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai, NYC, Istanbul, Toronto, LA, Vancouver, Saigon, Singapore & More!
I’m excited to be part of Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai this year! I still have a few spots open for my Introductory course: “Conquering Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography” (March 13-14th) and my Intermediate/Advanced course: “Discover Your Unique Voice in Street Photography” (March 9-11th). Join me in Dubai and check out my other… Read more about Upcoming Street Photography Workshops at Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai, NYC, Istanbul, Toronto, LA, Vancouver, Saigon, Singapore & More!
Eric’s Note: Nuno Moreira is a visual artist living and working in Tokyo, originally from Lisbon, Portugal. He has recently published his new book: “State of Mind”, which explores different themes such as identity, memory, psychological states or what he refers simply as the “thinking moments”. Get a little more inside his mind and his images in… Read more about “State of Mind”: Interview with Nuno Moreira
All photographs in this article are copyrighted by Mark Cohen. I think Mark Cohen is one of the greatest street photographers out there who isn’t as well known as his contemporaries. I’m sure you might have seen some videos of him on YouTube shooting with a flash without using the viewfinder. I have to admit, even… Read more about 14 Lessons Mark Cohen Has Taught Me About Street Photography
All photographs in this article are copyrighted by Joel Sternfeld. Joel Sternfeld is one of the most important and influential photographers of this generation. His large-format color work: “American Prospects” was one of the most revolutionary color works of the time– when “serious” art photographers were only using black and white. Inspired by Robert Frank,… Read more about 6 Lessons Joel Sternfeld Has Taught Me About Street Photography
When I was in Stockholm end of last year, I interviewed Ola Billmont— a very likable and talented street photographer. He is one of the co-founders of CUP (Contemporary Urban Photography) in Stockholm, and also shared some of his work at my workshop there. He frequents LA quite often for shooting– and he specializes in… Read more about Video Interview with Ola Billmont in Stockholm
All photographs in this article are copyrighted by Trent Parke / Magnum Photos. Trent Parke is one of the most phenomenal contemporary photographers around. What I love about his work is the strong emotional and personal connection he has in his photographs, as well as his fanatical passion to street photography. One of his seminal books, “Minutes… Read more about 12 Lessons Trent Parke Has Taught Me About Street Photography
I think I can speak on behalf of all of us that we all want to be happy. In some shape, way, or form. Over the years I have thought a lot about happiness. How to “optimize” my life to become “happier.” How to avoid unhappiness in my work, relationships, and my sense of purpose… Read more about On Happiness and Street Photography
Free Open-Source Online Street Photography Course: “All the World’s a Stage: Introduction to Street Photography”
In the spirit of the “Open Source Photography” approach, I present to you the free online street photography course: “All the World’s a Stage: Introduction to Street Photography.” The majority of this course material was made in 2012, and many of my thoughts and beliefs on street photography have changed since then. However if you… Read more about Free Open-Source Online Street Photography Course: “All the World’s a Stage: Introduction to Street Photography”