Gabriel Cualladó: Learn from the Masters of Photography

“I took photos with my camera and my heart” – Gabriel Cualladó

Huge thanks to my friend Mark for sending me this great photo book on Gabriel Cuadallo and his photography. A new source of visual and photographic inspiration for me, especially in street photography:

Learn from the masters of photography

What makes Gabriel Cuadallo in my book of master photographers?

  1. His zen-like focus to pursue his emotional artistic and photographic work.
  2. His grainy gritty photo aesthetic, but the subject matter and the way in which he shot his photos as very tender and gentle
  3. His edgy non-symmetrical minimalist compositions.
  4. His use of layers, filling the frame, yet still allowing enough negative space and breathing room in the photos.
  5. His ability to utilize all the street photographic techniques: shooting head-on, triangle composition, and an intuitive understanding of the golden composition.

Drawing to learn

First, drawing the rectangle, then drawing and sketching the visual gist I get from the photo:

My favorites of Cuadallo

“He without a past has no future.”

Start here:

  1. How to Become a Master Photographer
  2. Why Study the Masters of Photography?
  3. Great Female Master Photographers
  4. Cheat Sheet of the Masters of Photography
  5. 100 Lessons From the Masters of Street Photography
  6. Beginner’s Guide to the Masters of Street Photography
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The Masters of Photography

Prague, 1968. Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos
Prague, 1968. Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

Classics never die: