Have you ever found yourself stepping out onto the street, yet can’t quite bring the camera to your eye to take a picture? Maybe it’s shyness or fear, maybe just rustiness. A familiar circumstance street photographers experience is the need… Read More »Warming Up for Street Photography
Taking the leap into street photography can be an unnerving one, particularly if you have the shy, introverted core shared by many of our kind. Nevertheless, it’s not impossible. The key is to be out there, camera in hand, at… Read More »5 Assignments For Street Photography Beginners
Understanding what street photography is brings us, rather helpfully, to the question of why we make street photography. The words of Garry Winogrand are an appropriate place to start in answering this question: “I photograph to find out what something… Read More »Why do we make street photography?
In Magnum’s excellent online on-demand course, ‘The Art of Street Photography‘, Carolyn Drake acknowledges the difficulty in defining Street Photography. “I think every photographer should define what the street means to them in their own way. There’s no one way… Read More »What IS Street Photography, Anyway?
As a photographer, and a keen follower of surrealism, Paris has for a time been something of an omphalos for my interest in the visual and written arts. The city of Breton, Aragon, Soupault, and Eluard. An adopted home of… Read More »A Weekend at Magnum with Richard Kalvar
…I will simply say then that outside of the excitement of writing a new song or mastering a piece of music, I feel no bigger feeling of accomplishment or satisfaction than filling a frame with something that I find visually arresting in the hope that others may also. I may occasionally clumsily try to tell a story with them also. Those frames almost always involves people in some way or another. And, occasionally, dogs.