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Streettogs Gallery Feature: “Lost Faces” by Mikhail Palinchak Jr.

Eric’s Note: Streettogs Gallery is an on-going feature and intiative by Manila-based street photographer A.G. De Mesa. Check out more info here.

A.G.: I always defined street photography as “Photographing people in a public place with or without permission”.  That is how I go about shooting but when I encountered the work of William Eggleston, my definition shattered.

It seemed that his work doesn’t fit how I understood and read about photography. His photos are so simple, mundane, and very uninteresting. So much so that I think Eggleston’s War with the obvious is the anti-thesis of Bresson’s philosophy The Decisive Moment.