In this video, we explore how we can reveal relationships and interactions between people in street scenes. Moving beyond capturing subjects in isolation, we challenge the street photographer to explore how people behave, interact and reveal themselves in a public space.
To illustrate the concept we pull images submitted by listeners to The Candid Frame Flickr pool. You can submit images for consideration in these weekly videos as well as become part of a growing community of photographers.
Born in Cambridge, England, Jacqueline Walters is a fine art photographer based in San Francisco. Through a passion for expatriate literature from Paris of the 20s and 30s, she discovered the world of photography. One passion turned into another as her world of words became a world of images. Thus, began her journey from the textual to the visual, from one form of storytelling to another. In the process, she discovered that photography is about finding the story she had to tell. Above all, it is about seeing, being patient, and being forever humbled.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses whether it is possible to make a good photograph of someone who is just sitting down. Explores what visual qualities the photographer should be on the lookout to create a composition with just an ordinary and mundane of a scene.
Forrest Walker is a Portland--based photographer who has been traveling full-time on a 5 year project photographing 100 cities around the world. He is focus on capturing interest from day-to-day life in a wide range of cities and cultures. I also share this passion for Street Photography around the world on his blog. We sit with him just as he launches the final leg of his unique photographic adventure.
In this week's video, talks about what he looks for in photographs for inspiration. He suggests three things to consider when making the choice to photograph life around you, whether it includes strangers or family.
In my life as a street photographer, I have returned to certain locations so many times that I have lost count. I have gravitated to Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood not just because of their countless visual opportunities, but because they are home to memories and experiences of growing up Angeleno.
Nicholas Pinto (b. 1979) is an Italian-American photographer based in Chicago, IL.
As a street and documentary photographer, his work explores topics of cultural and social awareness, poverty, and mental health issues. Capturing moments in time as a visual story-teller Pinto uses these projects to shine a light on the difficulties of living, and to give a face to it that many don’t see.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the importance of considering the less than obvious photograph. Whether it is on the streets or one’s personal life, he encourages photographers to see a little differently to produce a distinct and strong photograph.
Award-winning photographer Rick Sammon loves his day job. A tireless, prolific and inspirational image-maker, Rick, called by some “The Godfather of Photography,” is one of the most active photographers on the planet – dividing his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious. He is a man on a mission – a mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting and rewarding for others.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the importance of capturing a sense of humanity in your street photography. Spurred by a group critique session that he participated in during StreetFotoSF, he shares why photographing aspect of what it means to be human can be so important for a successful photograph.
Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb have the past three decades not only been husband and wife but frequent collaborators. They have shared a life together and well as a passion for numerous subjects, which eventually were published in books including Violet Isle and Memory City.
Dotan Saguy was born in a small kibbutz five miles south of Israel’s Lebanese border. He grew up in a diverse working-class Parisian suburb, lived in Lower Manhattan during 9/11 and moved to Los Angeles in 2003.
In 2015 Dotan decided to focus on his lifelong passion for photography after a successful career as a high-tech entrepreneur. For the last several years he has been working on a personal project documenting Venice Beach, California, which is one of Los Angeles's most iconic cultural locations. The result is his book Venice Beach: The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise.
There are few books that I have been anticipating more this year than Dotan Saguy's Venice Beach: The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise. Since my interview with Dotan back in Ep. 355, I have been eager to see the culmination of a multi-year personal project centered on the Los Angeles cultural community of Venice Beach.
Ira Block is an internationally renowned photographer, teacher, and lecturer who has produced over 30 stories for the National Geographic Magazine. He has led National Geographic Photo Workshops, Expeditions, and private workshops to Mongolia, Bhutan, Cuba, and Tibet where students learn about culture and photographic vision. His documentary photography work is balanced by a stable of commercial clients for whom he shoots portraits and corporate branding.
During my time in San Francisco attending StreetFotoSF, I was reminded of the importance of human gesture. It was something that I found of particular importance both in my own 2-day workshop as well as the Cage Match, where I and three other photographers critiqued images.
Fadi Boukaram was born and raised in Beirut and never wanted to be a photographer. Growing up in a war-torn country, photos often were -- and still are -- the only remnant of the many people who don't exist anymore. These people unwittingly became mythical, for each photo of them hid fantastical stories that only the adults lived and told; it was magic.
I am currently in San Fransisco attending StreetFoto SF where I am participating in a panel as well as teaching a 2-Day street photography workshop. While here, I am taking advantage of one of the world's most beautiful cities.
Though it is only a short flight from Los Angeles, I do not make it up here often enough, which is unfortunate. This city is awash with great culture, people, and food, but also an abundance of great scenes for street photography.
Nydia Blas is a visual artist living in Ithaca, New York with her two children. She holds a B.S. from Ithaca College and received her M.F.A. from Syracuse University in the School of Visual and Performing Arts. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Southside Community Center, a historically Black community center in downtown Ithaca. She uses photography, collage, video, and books to address matters of sexuality, intimacy, and she lived experience as a girl, woman, and mother. Blas delicately weaves stories concerning circumstance, value, and power and uses her work to create a physical and allegorical space presented through a Black feminine lens. The result is an environment that is dependent upon the belief that in order to maintain resiliency, a magical outlook is necessary.