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A compelling and powerful series of photographs that document an acclaimed Scottish photographer, Graham MacIndoe's devastating descent into drug addiction.


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Hi! The Italian photographer Giacomo Brunelli is now featured on my blog  http://www.vitaemomentum.com/featured-artist-giacomo-brunelli/ He is a fantastic street photographer who also takes very suggestive "street shots of animals". Head for the blog for more.
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Two things I admire, film photography and the great city of Chicago! 

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The 'person walking past interesting backdrop' is a super-played-out theme in a lot of street photography. I think people take these shots because they are easy and you don't have to get in people's faces. Just find a backdrop and wait for someone to enter the shot.

What I am learning, however, is that these shots fail because they don't tell a story. Although I sort of like the shot below, it is typical of a lot of street photography. Is there any emotion, challenge or accomplishment being shown? No. Is there anything uniquely interesting about the subject? Too far away to tell.

If a photograph doesn't have a point, will it last? Or will it be tossed down the digital vortex with millions of other shots made by snappers daily?

On the other hand (yes, I am immediately contradicting myself), looking at the photography by Andreas Gursky, perhaps capturing the anonymous patterns of life does have meaning. Not that I'm comparing this shot to Gursky's work.

Why so many people shoot nowadays B&W in street photography while we all have great colour camera ? Is it to mimic the masters from the past or is it laziness ? Colour is in fact very difficult to master.

I assume the question is provocative but it comes from a comment I received sometimes ago for one of my pictures. Someone wrote that the picture would look better in B&W.. I think it was the most unexpected comment I ever read...

"A photography doesn't need any explanation" (I don't speak from tags that are useful). What do you think about this ?

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some good suggestion about street  photography ... what I like most are the photos :-)

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As I am planning to visit the Garry Winogrand retrospective in Paris in two weeks, I looked for other exhibitions in Paris and I found the two following that can be interesting :

- William Eggleston - from black & white to color at fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson (http://www.henricartierbresson.org/prog/PROG_expopup1a_fr.htm)

- Roman Vishniac – from Berlin to New York 1920-1975 at musee d'art et d'histoire du Judaisme (http://www.mahj.org/en/3_expositions/expo-Roman-Vishniac-De-Berlin-a-New-York.php?niv=2&ssniv=3)

Perhaps someone already saw those exhibitions ?

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for my friends leaving in San Francisco area:
Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir
November 6 through January 31, 2015
it is opening today, you have a chance to meet Fan Ho in person

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an interesting street photography exhibition for my friends in Hong Kong and Guangdong province
Do not miss it!!!
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