In this presentation, I share how to come up with and shoot a street photography project, and also cover what makes a great street photography project. Some of the projects we cover are:
- “The Americans” by Robert Frank (book review here)
- “Small World” by Martin Parr
- “Istanbul” by Alex Webb
- “Gypsies” by Josef Koudelka (book review here)
- 1. Work on them for a long time (2-10 years).
- 2. Make it personal.
- 3. Stay consistent (camera, lens, film, post-processing technique)
- 4. Focus on the sequencing of images (study films, books, literature). What kind of story you are trying to tell?
- 5. Project types: “Sense of place”, “Typology”, “Concept”
- 6. Lots of projects fail (don’t be too rigid, also be flexible)
- 7. Don’t have pre-conceived notions
- 8. Have fun!
Ways to stay motivated
- 1. Get feedback/critique
- 2. Keep pushing forward
- 3. Look at photo books