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The 8 Street
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Wedding Photography collective with a passion for Street Photography
Wedding Photography collective with a passion for Street Photography

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(Photo and words by +Stephen Bunn) "I believe you often have to create your own luck in photography, and shooting street photography is no exception. I intended to shoot a monochrome scene with a splash of colour, the unexpected is what street photography is all about."

More of Stephen's thoughts on how the Spotlight picture was obtained can be found at:

http://the8street.com/spotlight/paris-street-photography-spotlight-stephen-bunn/

#streetphotography #the8street #paris 
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(Photo and words by +Adam Riley) "I knew the mirrored body shapes would make a great image. I prayed he would hold his position as I approached..."

More of Adam's thoughts on how the Spotlight picture was obtained can be found at: 

http://the8street.com/spotlight/paris-street-photography-spotlight-adam-riley/

#streetphotography   #the8street   #paris  
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(Photo and words by +Matthew Long) "Having spent most of my time at La Défense creating calm compositions, utilising the clean lines of the architecture and placing people against the vastness, the crowds offered a different perspective. I decided to head into the crowd and try and capture the hustle and bustle, something which had been absent for most of the day."

More of Mathew's thoughts on how the Spotlight picture was obtained can be found at: 

http://the8street.com/spotlight/paris-street-photography-spotlight-matthew-long/

#streetphotography   #the8street   #paris  
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(Photo and words by +Alexis Jaworski) "It feels very Parisian to me, symbolising fashion and beauty."

More of Alexis' thoughts on how the Spotlight picture was obtained can be found at: 

http://the8street.com/spotlight/paris-street-photography-spotlight-alexis-jaworski/

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(Photo and words by +Matt Tyler) "I immediately noticed the similarity between what he was wearing and the poster on the wall to the right of the photo. All the elements just fell into place."

More of Matt's thoughts on how the Spotlight picture was obtained can be found at: 

http://the8street.com/spotlight/paris-street-photography/

#streetphotography   #the8street   #paris  
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(Photo and words by +Kristian Leven) "What ultimately arose was a collective that encouraged and inspired one another to create original and dynamic work, away from the confines of a wedding day."

In the first of our brand new Showcase features, Kristian talks about the inspiration behind organising the street photography trip to Paris, as well as sharing a few of the results:

http://the8street.com/showcase/paris-street-photography-showcase-kristian-leven/

#streetphotography   #reflection   #the8street     #silhouette  
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(Photo and words by +Nick Tucker) "There was something deeply charismatic about this man. For a start his spot was teeming with pigeons. Great choked clouds of them. And he was just kind of fascinatingly, unflinching and serene inside the airborne storm of infested wings. Like the old man and the sea. But with pigeons. There was also an unfathomable blackness in his eyes. Like he’s abstracted himself from life in some very real way."

More of Nick's thoughts on how the Spotlight picture was obtained can be found at: 

http://the8street.com/spotlight/paris-street-photography-spotlight-nick-tucker/

#streetphotography   #the8street   #paris  
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(Photo and words by +Ross Harvey)  My thought process behind this was a juxtaposition in terms of highlights and shadows – combining a definite silhouette with illuminated subjects. The  composition was set, and the test of patience followed. Luck found me with the foreground subject, his outfit added additional contrast against the fully lit office workers in the background. He’s looks out of place and time. As soon as the shutter was depressed, without reviewing, I knew it was the one.

More of Ross' thoughts on how the Spotlight picture was obtained can be found at: 

http://the8street.com/spotlight/paris-street-photography-spotlight-ross-harvey/

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It's live!

http://the8street.com/

It was sometime in 2013 when a raggletaggle collective of photographers got together to discuss England’s clement shores for lands unknown.

Or France.

We shoot weddings mostly and wanted to freshen things up, sharpen our focus, rewire our neural pathways with something new and exciting. And then destroy those fresh neural pathways with too much wine. So we chose street photography in Paris.

There are eight of us and it was street photography. So after several brainstorming sessions, the help of a government think tank and a prohibitively priced branding firm whose office hovers just above the city of London, we all settled on the name The 8 Street.

There was no overriding remit with the group. The 8 Street photographers were given free reign to document the city in any way they saw fit. So we took to the streets, roaming across Paris photographing the hangdog and the beautiful, the sullen, the wasted, and the proud. Plus a few rubbish trucks and people asleep on the Metro.

It wasn’t easy. The Parisians have some kind of psychic antennae. They know you’re taking their photo before you do. They can sense the kinetic energy in your shutter finger. And they don’t like it. Also some of us had huge great hulking DLSRs which is about as discreet as trying to shoplift naked. (We really shouldn’t have drunk so much wine.) But what emerged by the end of our trip was a collection of photos to stand behind and be truly proud of. Plus eight massively re-energised, newfound friends.

The results will follow over the next few weeks…

http://the8street.com/
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