Greg Mardsen (Ho Hum) is a street photographer based in Sydney, Australia. I’m Greg, an LA-born, Sydney-based photographer. I’ve had a number of life experiences that have shaped how I see the world and take pictures. From playing bass in a pre-Guns N’ Roses band with Slash and Steve Adler to working in combat zones… Read more about The Vibrant Street Light of Sydney by Greg Marsden (Ho Hum)
Seoul, South Korea. This article is written by Josh White, originally posted here. Josh: More fish. After spending the previous weekend in Busan I found it hard to get away from the couple of photos I took there. I feel like I figured something out about myself there. I’ve always found it really hard to… Read more about Photographing Feelings with Compact Cameras by Josh White
(A.g.’s note: Eric interviewed Andy Kochanowski. Check out his origin story, Life as a Burn My Eye Member, and his interesting advice to photographers. All photographs are the respected copyright of Andy Kochanowski.) Eric: Great to have you Andy. Let’s start from your beginnings in photography. When did you first pick up a camera and… Read more about The Loose Documentary of Andy Kochanowski
I just made a fun video at Dan K’s office in Hong Kong featuring an episode on Rolleiflex’s, TLR’s, and film. Enjoy! :) Featuring: Dan K / Twitter Vishal S / Camera Film Photo Geoffery C / Flickr
102 things I have learnt about street photography – a slightly flippant and deliberately controversial guide by two cute dogs
If you want to read two cute dog’s deliberately controversial (yet incredibly insightful) tips on street photography, read more:
We are never satisfied. Nowadays with a barrage of advertisements and commercials– we always want the next big thing. We want something better. We want to optimize the stuff we own. We become easily dissatisfied with what we own.
We are insecure. We don’t want people to be brutally honest with us. We like feeling liked. We don’t want to hear the truth, or at least what people really think about us and our work. We like it when things are sugar coated (I know I do), and facing reality can be tough. I… Read more about Please Tell Me My Photos Suck (And How I Can Improve)
Thank you again to everyone who participated in our 2nd Assignment and to everyone who is making Streettogs Academy Facebook Group a nice place to find good people and good photography. I got to talk to Assignment #2 Editor’s Choice, Jomel Bartolome aka Dada Bear about the next topic. This one is something near and… Read more about Streettogs Academy Assignment No. 3
I’m currently on the skyliner, on the way to the narita airport to Hong Kong and wanted to share some reflections of my trip. For those of you who have never been to Tokyo, it is an incredible city. It is one of my favorite cities to shoot street photography in the world. There is… Read more about Tokyo Diary 2014
What motivates you in street photography? What is the fuel that keeps you going? Why do you decide to go out and shoot, even though you might be tired, exhausted, or frustrated?
“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves The 2nd Assignment, chosen by 1st Assignment Editor’s choice Helio Tomita, focuses upon the basis of human interaction that fosters romance, lifelong companionship, and… Read more about Streettogs Academy 2nd Assignment “Friendship” Results and Analysis
I always thought to myself: the day I had unlimited money, unlimited time, and unlimited cameras was the day I could truly be creative. Funny enough, I found out that wasn’t the case. Out of all photographers I’ve met, the ones that are most creative are the ones that are strapped on resources– the ones… Read more about The Benefits of Constraints in Street Photography
I recently had the chance to catch up with Bellamy Hunt (Japan Camera Hunter) in Tokyo. In this video he gives us a tour of his office, shares why he does what he does, and advice regarding photography, film, and life. See my video interview with him from 2 years ago and a video of us… Read more about Interview with Bellamy Hunt (Japan Camera Hunter) and Tour of His Office in Tokyo
One of the most exciting ways to live life is to avoid boredom. By following what makes us curious, passionate, and have fun create meaning in our life. I think one of the great ways to guide our work in street photography is to avoid boredom.
Nobody gives a shit about your photos (except yourself). Sometimes I get frustrated and confused why I take photos. I think ultimately I take photos because I want my photos to influence, affect, and perhaps inspire my viewers (and other photographers). This sometimes gives me anxiety because it puts a lot of pressure on me… Read more about Nobody Gives a Shit About Your Photos
All roads lead to Dublin as the Irish Street Photography Group together with the group admin Des Bryne brings together the Irish Street Photography Exhibition. 47 Street Photographers, 47 Photographs from Established Street Photographers to Emerging New Talent from Ireland and beyond, this is the first “Irish Street Photography Exhibition” from the ISPG (Irish Street Photography Group)
I recently came across a funny phrase: “FOMO”. It stands for “fear of missing out”. Nowadays, “FOMO” is ubiquitous in digital life. We always feel like we are missing out– that someone is doing something more interesting than us.
I just checked out of my hotel in Seoul, and was on my way to the subway. I had a bunch of bags I had to carry, and ended up missing two potential street photos I would have liked to capture: One of the shots was a guy in a suit, with his suit jacket… Read more about Savoring the Moment
A few days ago I wrote a letter to my 18-year old self, and gave myself some advice on if I started street photography all over again. I told myself things I learned in the 8 years I’ve been taking street photos. I wish someone told me this when I started off. Similarly, I was… Read more about Advice for Young Street Photographers
After being in Vietnam for about a month and a half, I am currently here in Seoul, Korea for a week. I’m primarily here on holiday, and wanted to have a chance to see my grandmother, some family, and some close friends here. In the spirit of my “Saigon diary” series– I wanted to share… Read more about Seoul Diary, 2014: Josh White and Documenting my Personal Journey
This is the last installment of my “Saigon Diary” series. I plan to continue this “Diary” series moving forward in my travels. I’m currently in Seoul. Just left Vietnam a week or so ago, so I wanted to share some reflections towards the end of the trip. After a great time in Saigon, I headed… Read more about Saigon Diary #7: Trip to Hanoi, Now in Seoul
A.g.’s note: We previously had the chance to feature That’s life street photography collective members Dimitris Makrygiannakis and Kaushal Parikh. Dimitris treated us with his Transformative Experience of shooting street photography abroad and an interview Eric had with him about Surrealism and Symbolism while Kaushal shared his thoughts on how he is Conquering the streets of… Read more about Stories Behind The Photos: Dimitris Makrygiannakis and Kaushal Parikh