Street DDs February 2014"Which pictures matter? Is it the hard won photograph, knowing, controlled, previsualised? Yes. Or are those contrived, dry and belabored? Sometimes. Is it the offhand snapshot made on a whim? For sure. Or is that just a a lucky observation, some random moment caught by chance? Maybe. Is it an intuitive expression of liquid intelligence? Exactly. Or the distillation of years of looking seeing thinking photography? Definitely." (Paul Graham)":iconTrippy4U::iconmm35street::iconoO-Rein-Oo::iconsagi-k::iconpivan::iconemregurten::iconElerko::iconbermek::iconAncaCernoschi::iconendonezya::iconmariomencacci:A short walk to the moon by mariomencacci:iconRealitadidalam:
Street DDs April 2014My term as CV is going to be over in 2 days so please don't send me DD suggestions anymore and forgive me if I couldn't feature the suggestions you sent me in the last few days. Here is April's selection, I hope you enjoy it. Ciao!133 by felixlu1974 by PixelrenderPaint it black II by Jack070Alexanderplatz VIII by iDieSaint by CanankkExhausted by RobVincNew IPHONE by aspire2drawAnd then she said by EricForFriendsDIS-CONCERNING MOTHER by xACookApproaching Geometry by DouglasHumphriesPillars by boyrdFragile by e-l-a-n-iFearless by oToupeira0-0 by DinoKose
Why Street Photography is not documentaryStreet photography is an eye focused on the ordinary, on the every day life. Its interest is in capturing every day moments and situations that filtered through the sensitivity, vision, personality of the photographer are able to pass emotions and sensations to the viewer.Moments can be of every kind: ironic, sad, melancholic, surreal, beautiful, wry, tender, poetic, destabilizing, iconic, descriptive. They all show aspects of life. Sharing with you an interesting article by Evangelo Costadimas. Why Street Photography is not Documentary Photographyby Evangelo Costadimassource http://www.streetviewphotography.net/b-spvsdp/“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth” – Pablo PicassoLook-up ‘Street Photography’ in Wikipedia and the attempt to define it starts with ‘… a form of documentary photography’. But is it really? Both Street Pho
CastawayTranslating and sharing with you this beautiful italian article by Michele Smargiassi about Garry Winogrand. Source: http://smargiassi-michele.blogautore.repubblica.it/2013/06/07/il-naufrago-delle-immagini/Big thanks to Pete :iconmangawhio: for the proofreading At the time of his unfortunate early death in 1984 at age 56, Winogrand left behind in his studio in Tijuana 2,500 rolls of undeveloped film, 6,500 rolls of developed but not proofed exposures (not made into contact sheets), and contact sheets made from about 3,000 rolls.What to do with this quantity of images, copyrighted but not authorized? Consider them as mere drafts, useful only to a philologist, or go through them hoping to find an unreleased masterpiece from one of the most destabilizing, unclassifiable, fascinating street photographers of our history?
Of street photography and balletProbably the silliest article I've ever written. Or just an excuse for a feature. Descriptions are freely taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_balletPremière position of street shooting:Through a viewfinder or LCDSeconde position of street shooting: Hipshot:Raise your arms to the side. Keep your arms slightly rounded. Lower your elbows slightly below your shoulders. Make sure your wrists are lower than your elbows. Keep your shoulders down, your neck long and your chin up. Pirouette à la secondeOr framing sideways with a tiltable screen:À la seconde usually means a movement done to the side such as a 'tendu', 'glisse' or 'grand battement à la seconde'. A technically challenging type of turn is pirouette à la seconde, where the ph
Kisses: stolen, given, imaginedThis article is based on this italian article by Michele Smargiassi: http://smargiassi-michele.blogautore.repubblica.it/2013/09/04/baci-rubati-regalati-immaginati/"In some way, a photo is like a stolen kiss. In fact a kiss is always stolen, even if the woman is consenting. With a photograph it’s the same: always stolen, and still slightly consenting" (Edouard Boubat). photo by Edouard Boubatphoto by Edourard Boubat"[Photography] can be like a passionate kiss, but also like a gunshot or a psychoanalyst’s couch" (Henri Cartier-Bresson).
Street DDs December 2013 + News :iconThe-Yard-collective: is hosting monthly street photography challenges. I hope you will take part to them and enjoy yourself. January's theme is 'Reflections'. You can enter as many photos as you wish, old and new ones. New ones are highly encouraged. Images will be automatically approved and uploaded to a favorite folder and every month the most interesting, representative, original ones will be featured and moved to our featured folder. In our hopes the challenges can be a spur to go out and take photos, a way to prove yourself and your skills, and of course share and promote your photos.http://the-yard-collective.deviantart.com/blog/ Please check out :iconeyalbin: new website http://www.eyalbinehaker.comEyal's photos are brilliant, sharp, inspiring and surprising. Show him some support.
Street DDs - June 2013Photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them (Elliot Erwitt):iconZiaulKareem::iconjabala::iconharmonist::iconcahilus::iconeschultz::iconadamus-hubert::iconpavboq::iconY4why::iconStamatisGR::iconDawnieH83::iconVermontster:Don't Let This Happen To You by Vermontster:iconsgaze::iconBagigi::iconIFedorovskaya:Birds on the Roof by IFedorovskaya:iconTreamus:Mimic by Treamus:iconNunoCanha:24042014F7.11/20 by NunoCanha:iconxbastex:Different types of weapons by xbastex:iconDougNZ
Street DDs November 2013Here is November's DDs selection, enjoy! I'm taking the opportunity to kindly remember you to suggest me DDs:MOVE YOUR BUTTS AND SUGGEST ME DDs, YOU BASTARDS! Ehm... No kidding, suggesting DDs is a great help for me in supporting street and street photographers on this website .Leaving you with a quote from, and a couple of links about, Saul Leiter, great street photographer recently passed away."I never thought of the urban environment as isolating. I leave these speculations to others. It’s quite possible that my work represents a search for beauty in the most prosaic and ordinary places. One doesn’t have to be in some faraway dreamland in order to find beauty. I realize that the search for beauty is not highly popular these days. Agony, misery and wretchedness, now these are worth perusing.""Some photographers think that by taking photos of human misery, they are addressing a serious problem. I do not think that misery is
Grammar lessons for the Street PhotographerLoosely based on "About Looking" by John Berger en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ber…If you look them up in any dictionary of modern occidental language you'll find out that the two verbs 'to see' and 'to look' mean two different cognitive actions, complementary but somehow opposite. The definition in the dictionary shows it clearly: 'to perceive with the eyes' (to see) opposed to 'to direct one's eyes in a given direction or on a given object' (to look) which still implies employing one's sight.There are many factors contributing to the distinction:- First of all is the 'intention'. To look presumes a will, an intention, that seeing doesn't necessarily entail.- The 'orientation'. The eyesight can be general and unfocused, while the gaze is focused on something, even when we stare into emptiness.- The 'duration'. 'To see' do
Street, children, is a state of mindStreet, children, is a state of mind: what defines street photography is not the subject, but the 'forma mentis' of the photographer.Street photography is a way to look at the ordinary and see the unusual in it, to look at everyday situations and find a decisive moment in them, to look at candid happenings and see iconic interactions between people and surroundings in them.The iN-PUBLiC | Manifesto, one of the most representative sites about street photography in the world, states that "all the photographers featured there have been invited to show their work because they have the ability to see the unusual in the everyday life and to capture the moment".The subject of a street photo is not necessarily interesting, unusual, unseen in itself, but its strenght comes from the NARRATIVE CONSTRUCTION that the photographer is able to create around the subject. The way the photographer presents it, his original point of view, his capacity to take subjects out of context and juxtapose unrel
Street and neighborhoodSometimes deciding if a photo fits Street category or not can be really quibbling. Categories mean nothing outside this place (or other art sites) and mean nothing about the value or quality of an image. Though they are useful to make it easier to see, discover, find street images. I hope that these few lines will be able to clear some of the most common doubts in submitting to street category, and would spare you flipping a coin before submitting. So let's try to set some limits to street photography, even knowing that the edges between street photography and other neighbors genres of photography will ALWAYS be thin, vague, and often subjective.ENVIROMENTAL PORTRAIT, SPONTANEOUS PORTRAIT OR STREET?What is the difference between enviromental portrait or spontaneous portrait and street photography?A street photograph is not posed. If the portrait is posed it is not street (whoa I made a syllogism).A street photograph needs a background. A NOT vague or accidental backgrou
Friday night Specials v1.5image by wchildIf you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.A weekly selection amongst the images I liked, while browsing the Street Galleryand I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.Have a nice weekend.
The Sc-Avenger: May 2014Food help for heroes by xbastexWhy so rush by xbastexAuch im Garten - Vorfahrt beachten by teetotallyI dont play with you by bullone65Untitled by DougNZCross by mariomencacciHigh Five by ZiaulKareemStreet Photography BW 261 by sagi-kLove lines by siddhartha19Morning Rush by IFedorovskayano by arslanalptouch screen by DRIVINGYOULazy Friday by MARX77What happened? by ZiaulKareemRoad kill by jadedPhotographerIt's a woman's woman's woman's world by EyeDanceUrban Pirate by wchildSilhouette and Speeding Landscape by PEN-at-Work
All time Mary's specialsIf you like what you see, this articleso it can reach as many deviants as possible.This journal is dedicated to the most special person I've met in dAwho also happened to take care of the Street gallery during the last 12 months,as a small gift, or another way of saying "thank you". Or rather"Grazie! ":iconmyraincheck:djailledie:"Being a great street photographer doesn't make you a great street CV. That's I'm sure something that the dA staff is well aware of. It REQUIRES to be a great street photographer, but it takes a lot of other skills:- Accept to spend a lot of time, finding the hidden gems of this huge community, browsing hundreds of images every day, fighting the overdose, and keeping a fresh eye. If I look at the exposure that the recent Street DD awardees had prior to receiving this DD, I am very happy to see that a lot of them were highly underrated. Mary has shed some light on people who were unknown to most.- Ha
PE Street Photography MythsSTREET PHOTOGRAPHY MYTHSMyth No 1:People will stare at me, sue me, beat me up, break my camera, think I am a terrorist, shoot me and dance on my grave.No, most likely people won't even notice you. Most likely they will think you are taking pictures of something else around you. Even if they do notice you, most likely they will pretend not to see you. Sometimes they will look at you as if you were a weirdo (which you are) and they will keep away, but most often they won't mind being photographed. Sometimes they will even feel flattered by it (well, ok, don't think you will get girls' phone numbers this way, though). I never had problems taking photos of strangers. If after taking a photo you look intensely to something else, people will think you were photographing it. If after taking a photo you turn and take another one...the same. If you get spotted and caught, just smile. People will be less likely to break your nose. If somebody complains abou
Failography"It is important to take bad pictures" (Diane Arbus)This is the beginning of an interesting book by Clément Chéroux, Fautographie : petite histoire de l'erreur photographique (I don't know if the book was translated in english, I couldn't find it on the net, but the title should sound like Failography: a brief history of the photographic error). Amongst the biggest 'mistakers' of photography, the book mentions and comments the works of many famous photographers: Man Ray, Lisette Model, Lee Friedlander, Ugo Mulas, Andreé Kertész, Lartigue.Many are the anecdotes and the interesting discoveries, for example the story of a big national contest in France, in 1991, entitled 'Fautographie' (fail photography), a contest that had a big success, with thousands of entries and famous editors and critics working on decoding the case of the photographic error. According to Chéroux what is commonly considered a 'photographic
Tokyo bluesEXTREME STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - VAre there places were street photography is impossible? Are there countries easier than others, or harder than others? How is it street shooting like in exotic places, or places you never visited, places that are completely different from what you are used to? I asked a few street photographers around the world to share with us their experiences.This article was written for us by Lukasz Kazimierz aka :iconburningmonk:Japan is a fascinating country with an unusual mix of the traditional and modern. It's a magical place filled with anime, cosplayers, samurai, sushi, and all the strangest things imaginable. Wrong! Well, not really, but this is just the cliché, outer covering. When newcomers just scratch the surface of this country, this cliché is all they find. But, in reality, Japan is a place like any other: full of human beings who have normal lives with all their little dr
Friday night Specials v1.3image by wchildIf you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.A weekly selection amongst the images I liked, while browsing the Street Galleryand I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.Have a nice weekend.
Friday night Specials v4.2image by wchildIf you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.A weekly selection amongst the images I liked, while browsing the Street Galleryand I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.Have a nice weekend...and remember to participatein the Monthly Street Challenge - April by The-Yard-Collectivewith your most surreal street pictures.
A WEEK IN STREET [19/2014]Give these gems all the 's they deserve!84 by sevronDon't forget the May Challenge 'Silhouettes' at :iconthe-yard-collective::iconkillitwithfire::iconomg--plz::iconkillthatwithfire:
A WEEK IN STREET [16/2014]Give these gems all the 's they deserve! I know I did.Stripes Overload!!! by MARX77Hole by IFedorovskayaU5 IX by iDie2014Apr12 8387 by Bearhawk07.... by panfotoclues of a driver sleeping in the cargo bay by lightdrafterThere's a couple of days left to the April Monthly Challenge 'SURREAL' at the YARD :iconkillitwithfire::iconomg--plz::iconkillthatwithfire:
A WEEK IN STREET [15/2014]I'm one day late since this feature is supposed to be published every Sunday. I'm sorry for the delay.Give these gems all the 's they deserve! I know I did.Remember the April Monthly Challenge 'SURREAL' at the YARD! :iconkillitwithfire::iconomg--plz::iconkillthatwithfire:
P E R C E P T I O NUntitledby - FriutzI will buy you one!by -ZiaulKareemthe ol' joggerby - GwangelinhaelTired by - aaroffyTiltby - mariomencaccidifferent perspective by - lightdrafterBuilding Relationshipby - JinngerMarket Street 21by - rgplusXmas11by - ggrranpa
The Sc-Avenger: February 2014Tweet! by wchildFace by burningmonk1055 by arslanalpThe Garden of Earthly Delights by DougNZq1 by marcinmgpRECONCILIATION by marius1956untitled by samiliamLust by FirebloomUntitled by MirabellaStefanoUntitled by kuvarsThe Sublime and the Earthly by endegor
A WEEK IN STREET [17/2014]Give these gems all the 's they deserve!:iconkillitwithfire::iconomg--plz::iconkillthatwithfire:
A WEEK IN STREET [20/2014]Give these gems all the 's they deserve!:iconkillitwithfire::iconomg--plz::iconkillthatwithfire:
Street DDs January 2014:iconNunoCanhaReloaded::iconcedrus::iconTimothy-Sim::iconJinnger::iconDougNZ::iconNefaross::iconKarmensPhotos::iconbatmantoo::iconMC-photos-project::iconmbsinar::iconPatriceChesse:Memory gaps 7 by PatriceChesse:iconY4why:The Leader by Y4why:iconstringoiu:* by stringoiu:icondoerkid:Dsc 7372 by doerkid:iconMARX77:Personal Nirvana by MARX77:iconRadioFreeDeath:# 7504 by RadioFreeDeath:iconmangawhio:Untitled #1 by mangawhio:ic