Now on its 2nd year, Streetfoto San Francisco will happen on June 5-11. We had a quick chat with Ken Walton, the organizer of Streetfoto on how he balances life, photography, putting San Francisco on center stage. (Interview by A.g. De Mesa) A.g.: Aside from being the organizer of the Streetfoto, you’re a very dedicated father,… Read more about Ken Walton is Making Streetfoto San Francisco Happen
(Photos by Brian Milo, Interview by Eric Kim) Eric chats with Brian Milo, Street photographer, Music Lover, unconventional wedding photographer, and print addict. They talk shop on printing, motivation, and prioritizing. Eric: Great to have You, Brian! To start off, what is your life story? Where were you born, how did you first pick up… Read more about Brian Milo Makes A Serious Case For Printing Your Photos
Chu Viet Ha is one of my best friends in Hanoi, and also one of my favorite contemporary street photographers.
Part of the things I want to do is a new format of presenting the analysis, results, and the next assignment:
Have you ever photographed at your lowest?
Guest post today is by California based photographer and lover of Philosophy, Micahel Dees.
Editor’s Note: We’ve seen exhibits, slideshows, and photobooks but Laurent came up with something new with Wombat: “Photoboxes”. Today Eric chats with Laurent about Wombat, his work ethic, and working with Magnum. At the end of the post, Laurent also gives a promo code for Wombat.
Editor’s note: Last time Stephen was on the blog was over 5 years ago. So it’s nice to welcome him back! This time he shares with us his latest work,a photobook titled Sparks. He also shares with us a very interesting short story at the end. Give it all a read. All photos by Stephen Leslie. Interview… Read more about Mixing Prose and Pictures: An Interview with Stephen Leslie on His Latest Photobook, “Sparks”
Pushing Belgian Photography Forward: Interview with BSPF 2016 Head, Daniel Oshi (and BSPF contest reminders)
Editor’s Note: Today we have Daniel Oshi of The Brussels Street Photography Festival. It promises to be a great Photography event highlighting the beautiful city of Brussels and a special insight to Belgian Photography. I talk shop with Daniel and he invites us to join in their contest (more info at the bottom of the… Read more about Pushing Belgian Photography Forward: Interview with BSPF 2016 Head, Daniel Oshi (and BSPF contest reminders)
(Editor’s Note: Eric interviews Ola Billmont about his process, experiences, and lessons learned in making his new book A Day At The Races. All photos by Ola Billmont) Eric: Hey Ola, long time no chat. Tell us what is going on for you in terms of your photography, and congratulations on your new book! Ola: Thanks, Eric.… Read more about How Ola Billmont Spends His Day at the Races: Interview by Eric Kim
(A.g.’s note: Today’s interview is probably an interesting one. John Milton is a citizen of the world. His travels has brought him to some of the most uncommon places for travel. He answers Eric’s questions and shares some of his experiences on the road and what pushes him to keep going)
SA 19 Editor’s Choice Evandro Nunes de Oliveira wants us to explore faces and places! (Details of joining and more info after the jump!)
(A.g.’s Note: Today’s guest post on the blog is by Vincent Tam. He’s an inquisitive and persistent photographer. He’s sharing with us his insights and research on how to produce quality work and how he tested this research with the backstory of getting the photo above. All photos and text are by Vincent Tam.) Vincent:… Read more about The Most Predictable Path to Quality by Vincent Tam
We can not control the winds but we can always adjust our sails. Lets see who made the best out of our 19th Assignment!
6 months ago, right around the time of my birthday, I actually got a very interesting message from Eric: “You should write something about yourself so that our readers can know the real you.” For those of you who don’t know, I’m A.g.. I’m his content manager here at the blog and I’m also in… Read more about Dear Photography, I love you by A.g. De Mesa
Editor’s Note: Mehran Khalili is a British-Iranian photographer that works in political communications by day and shoots photos by night (and sometimes the other way around). He recently published a photo project on Greece, ‘Standstill’, which looks at the country’s economic shock in over six years of crisis. It has been featured on LensCulture, Vice, Dodho and other… Read more about What I Learned From My Photo Project (Standstill) by Mehran Khalili
A.g.: In the spirit of Open Source here on Eric’s Blog, this is a German translation of 10 Things Garry Winogrand Can Teach You About Street Photography. There’s also a German translation of 10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography both made by Lukas Beinstein.
The last day for submission to the contests is on April 20 (Today) at 23:59pm US Pacific Time. Streetfoto San Francisco 2016 extended their due date to all of their competitions to accommodate more entries! I suggest you go ahead and do some last minute submissions and click the link for more info.
Youngjae wants us to photograph the invisible. For this month’s assignment, it’s going to be wind! (Details of joining and more info after the jump!)
Kausal Parikh is one of the names the pops up when talking about contemporary street photography in India. Being the founder of the Indian Street Photography collective That’s life and balancing that with the responsibilities of being a father and an active street photographer did not seem to deter KP in pursuing self-publishing his very own photo… Read more about Kaushal Parikh About His New Book, Leaving Something for His Son, and Running A Collective
Since I’m super late for this one, let’s just head straight to the Results and Analysis!
Words and Photos by Maarten Rots. Maarten: I thrive under restriction; I like it when things are closed off. By (temporarily) taking away many of the variables of everyday life I create room to focus and get a better understanding of what I do and why I do it. That’s why I have set up ‘Sitting’:… Read more about One Week In A One Mile Radius: Some of the Things I Have Learned by Maarten Rots
Mark Alor Powell chats with Eric and talk about Mark’s book Open at Noon. They explore making meaning, photobook making, and going through that process of making a photobook. (Photos by Mark Alor Powell, Interview by Eric Kim)
(Photos used in this interview is used with permission from Streetfoto and the respected copyright of the owners. Streetfoto Poster image by Jack Simon) San Francisco is probably one of the most under rated US cities when it comes to street photography. Home to a lot of hard workers and street shooters, the city will… Read more about Streetfoto: Putting Street Photography and San Francisco in the Photo Festival Scene
(Cover Photo by Oguz Ozkan) We’ve always love the hard work that Observe Collective puts out. They understand that photography is not just shooting but also showing your work. Presenting your observations if you will. Which is why we’re happy to know that the Observe collective Magazine aptly named, Observations recently went up online. This issue isn’t a… Read more about Observations Vol. 1 No. 1 by the Observe Collective Out Now
Interview by A.g. De Mesa. All photos by Dayv Matt. Last time we talked with Dayv, he just finished his first book, High Street Low Street: Seoul and was in the process of making his follow up, High street Low Street: Colombo. He’s finally done with the book and is currently running a kickstarter campaign to be able to self-publish.… Read more about Intensely Proud: Checking Back with Dayv Mattt and his Latest Book
For this month’s assignment, the editor’s choice, Kim Allen, chose “Adapting to the elements!” (Details of joining and more info after the jump!)
Here we go! This latest one was very nice from my point of view because I got to know a little bit of each of the member just by their photographs alone. It was interesting mix of humor, drama, and a life with photography. Without further ado, here are the choices for this assignment:
Street Photography Quick Links is a compilation of Links, Projects, News, Videos, Events, or anything that is related to street photography or photography in particular that I have personally consumed. Perhaps these might interest you or make you think. If you want to send some links my way, details will be at the bottom of the… Read more about Street Photography Quick Links: December 2015
Interview by A.g. De Mesa, Photos by Jonathan Higbee A.G.: Any creative pursuit, especially photography comes with anxiety and a whole lot of uncertainty. We all have our ways of dealing with them but for Jonathan Higbee, it is the impetus that is driving his work forward. Together with his keen eye on color and… Read more about Staying True: Interview with Jonathan Higbee
For the latest Assignment over at Streettogs Academy, our editor’s choice, Jota Barros chose Self Awareness. (Details of joining and more info after the jump!)
Better late than never as they say. The “ber” months have been tough on your admin balancing a busy schedule, the flu, and paying the bills. That said, I want to say that this assignment was a great treat. The entries are very creative and I’m happy with the continous participation of everyone despite my… Read more about Streettogs Academy 16: “Outlandish” Results and Analysis
Street Photography Quick Links is a compilation of Links, Projects, News, Videos, Events, or anything that is related to street photography or photography in particular that I have personally consumed. Perhaps these might interest you or make you think. If you want to send some links my way, details will be at the bottom of the… Read more about Street Photography Quick Links: Oct – Nov 2015
“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point… Read more about Poetry and Photography: How Rainer Maria Rilke Is Relevant To Being A Photographer
Interview by A.g. De Mesa, photos by Harvey Stein The thing about any creative pursuit, specifically photography, is that it is easy to pick up but only a few can stay with it let alone be good at the same time.
(A.g.: In the spirit of Open Source here on Eric’s Blog, this is a German translation of Eric’s 10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography made by photographer Lukas Beinstein).
Simon: I recently took part in Eric’s workshop in New Orleans and during one of our daily critique sessions Eric asked if I’d like to write a post about the top 5 things I learnt. After taking the time to reflect on the week I really struggled to cut it down to 5 and decided to… Read more about The Top 10 Things I Learned in the New Orleans Workshop by Simon Jacobs
(A.g.’s Note: We’re glad to have Observe Collective back on the blog again with some highlights of their recently held Under Construction exhibit in Germany. Check it out!) Observe Collective from Cut Production Germany on Vimeo.
Hopefully by now, you already know what this means! If you don’t know what we do, check my introductory post of Streettogs Academy Here! For those of you already know, read on!
(Cover Photo by Assignment No. 15 Community’s Choice, Salman Taseem Haque) While sifting and reading these pictures, I constantly have a smile on my face. This has got to go down as one of my favorite because it reeks of so much positivity. That said, let’s look at some of the best in this beautiful… Read more about Streettogs Academy 15: “Happiness” Results and Analysis
Street Photography Quick Links is a compilation of Links, Projects, News, Videos, Events, or anything that is related to street photography or photography in particular that I have personally consumed. Perhaps these might interest you or make you think. If you want to send some links my way, details will be at the post below:
Let’s keep things going and get to more shooting with the latest assignment for Streettogs Academy! For avid readers of Eric’s blog, you’d notice he’s on a relentless pursuit towards zen, stoicism, and minimalism. All of this is in the pursuit of one thing. Actually it is a thing we are all pursuing in all… Read more about Streettogs Academy Assignment No. 15
(Cover photo by Assignment 14 Community’s Choice, Michele Berlingeri) This has got to be one of the assignments that got the most number of beautiful pictures so far! The number of interpretations given to our theme is very diverse. Let’s start our analysis with our Community’s Choice:
(Words and photos unless otherwise stated is by Maarten Rots. Maarten is an artist working with photography based out of Amsterdam. In his photographs you can see a sense of abstraction and surrealism found in everyday situations, captured by the camera. He loves printed photography and one of the ways he shares his work is through… Read more about The benefits of printing your work by Maarten Rots