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Brian B. Sørensen
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Ever wanted to see a Gary Winogrand exhibition but don't have the ability to travel to it? Now there is a virtual one available from a Spanish Museum (or is it just a Spanish website, not sure). This is the exhibition that started here in San Francisco and I highly recommend "strolling" through it.
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It is a foundation sponsored by a Spanish insurance company. They have exhibitions mainly in Madrid and also here in Barcelona. 
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Two things I admire, film photography and the great city of Chicago! 
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Steel, lingerie, trains, poverty. A "city of extremes."
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I once read a quote somewhere that when one photographs people in color, one simply photographs their clothes. But when one photographs people in Black and White, one photographs their souls! Thoughts? I think the quote is attributed to Ted Grant.   #photography   #streetphotography  
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Thank you +Jürgen Metzler  for suggesting artist names.  Love Helen Levitt’s work :) 
+Armando Martinez saw your image, extremely interesting example and I acknowledge what you are saying. This also reminds me that I should have a +Flickr account ;)
+Kelvin Ayodele Oshoro, +Piers Michael, +Brian B. Sørensen Yes, I understand what you are saying. +Kelvin Ayodele Oshoro Also one comes across so many B&W as well as Color images that give the imagination a chance, and perhaps most of the times, that is exactly what one loves about such images :)  
I personally think that one could just as easily say that when one photographs people in Color, one photographs their souls! In other words, as an artist one may choose to see something in Color or in Black and White. It is at the end of the day a choice one makes. I wonder if the sentiment expressed by Ted Grant may simply and only be linked to his area of expertise or technical know-how. Maybe not, but it is entirely possible that sometimes when we become experts at a certain style of working or a way of seeing the World, we tend to feel convinced that it is perhaps how it is. I personally prefer experimentation, but maybe that is so because I am just starting out :) 
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The case of photographer Espen Eichhoefer, whose image of a woman walking the street had to be removed from an exhibition in Berlin after the woman pictured sued him and the gallery for violating her personal rights, and the change of the German criminal code with respect to photographing minors and people in defenseless situations re-started a heated discussion about street photography in Germany ...read on

#espeneichhoefer   #streetphotography   #discussion   #100strangers  
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+Brian B. Sørensen +Kevin Case would you mind taking the discussion over to the blog?we got already some interesting comments over there ... it would keep it all in one place.
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Mark Motive

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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.
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 backdro...
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Its always a question between story and aesthetic. I would chose this kind of shots all day comparing with an "in your face" shot of an old person for example (and there are plenty of them too). But thats just me:-)
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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...
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B&W has a different feel / mood. There is less natural information for the brain to process, so from a neurological perspective the brain deals with the image differently. Ref to brain and cartoons, similar principal with less info in the image, the brain is more engaged to fill in the gaps. 
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T Wijé

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Your thoughts on this? It is harsh on the Prince, but I can't fault the argument I feel.

http://gu.com/p/44bfh
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I think we have to remember that these people, the royal family, come from a different time and space and it's all very well for the Guardian to keep pointing this out with it's usual hectoring literacy, I mean, and I quote "It is a specious salmagundi of complacent assumptions " come on we don't know what 'Salmagundi' means (does anyone), but they're not from the same planet as us and seemingly don't have to abide by our societal stuff. If Harry thinks he's a photojournalist then I'm afraid Harry is a photojournalist and nothing is going to change until we do the same with the monarchy as the French. Not that I'm advocating the guillotine of course.
Perhaps there is an upside and that is that Harry may be a role model for 1000's of people and if they think that 'Photojournalism' is cool we may get some good pictures, worth a thought...
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François Longchamp

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"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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Photography is Writing with light
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François Longchamp

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"C'est tout le temps la chance, il n'y a que ça. Il n'y a que la chance qui compte, il faut être disponible. Quand ont veut, on n'obtient rien. Il ne faut pas vouloir, il faut être disponible et puis ça vient." Cartier-Bresson dans "Just plain love"

"It' always luck. It's only luck that matters. You have to be receptive that's all. If you want it, you get nothing. Just be receptive and it happens" Cartier-Bresson in "Just plain love"
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That's really true, you have always to focus in the present ... Rest will come 
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Gianluca Paolazzi

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Something to see in Atlanta ...
The juxtaposition of photographers Vivian Maier and Howard Feinstein in "View from the Street" at Lumiere brings out their similarities and their differences.
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Carlo Maccheroni

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+Dan Baker está bien! 😉
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todd comer

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Booo! Asa Hutchinson first passes AB 1228 and now he is NOT going to veto SB 79. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Arkansas but I didn't think we could actually move backwards in many areas. Thanks for proving me wrong, Asa Hutchinson! 
Prominent photography groups are sounding the alarm about a new bill that was just passed by the Arkansas Senate. SB-79, the "Personal Rights Protection Ac
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Richard Baker

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In his new monograph, "[Danny] Lyon tells this story starting in the present day and going back in time to the beginning of his career in the 1960s when he photographed the American civil rights movement and the Chicago bikeriders. Book signing tonight at ICP. More on PDN Photo of the Day: http://bit.ly/1k8bHAW. Photo © Danny Lyon.
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Heinfried Küthe

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Stirbt die deutsche Straßenfotografie?
Am 26. Januar wurde fast unbemerkt eine Änderung des Paragrafen 201a durchgesetzt. Es handelt sich um eine Verschärfung des Sexualstrafrechts, insbesondere im Umgang mit Fotos im Internet.

Zukünftig muss man mit einer Freiheitsstrafe bis zu zwei Jahren oder einer Geldstrafe rechnen, wenn man unbefugt Filme oder Bilder herstellt, die "die Hilfslosigkeit einer anderen Person zur Schau stellen" und dadurch "den persönlichen Lebensbereich der abgebildeten Person verletzt".
Das betrifft Fotografien, die betrunkene und hilflose Personen abbilden (wie zum Beispiel auf Partybildern, Fotos von Obdachlosen, Bettlern, Behinderten, Betrunkenen, Popelnden, Gestressten, etc.). Schon das Fertigen eines solchen Bildes ist nun strafbar.
Grund des neuen Gesetzes: Es soll vor allem prügelnde Jugendliche ansprechen, die ihre Opfer mit dem Handy filmen. Zu dem Zweck eigentlich eine gute Sache, allerdings steht genau von dem Punkt nichts im neuen Strafgesetzbuch.
Die Beschlagnahme der Fotoausrüstung kann jetzt jede Person erwirken, die glaubt in einer bedürftigen oder unwürdigen Stellung fotografiert worden zu sein.
Eine Spielwiese für Anwälte um Schmerzensgeld vom Fotografen zu erhalten.

Also aufgepasst beim Fotografieren.

http://www.fotomagazin.de/praxis/tipps-tricks/fokus-fotorecht-neues-gesetz-fuer-strassenfotografen
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read my blog entry (in english) 
http://blog.100strangers.info/?p=488
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Gianluca Paolazzi

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I do not like the continuous referring to the L camera, anyway there good tips about rangefinder and at the bottom about street photography
These days you are most likely to find me wandering the streets of London with a Leica M Monochrom hanging from my neck. Street photography and Leica have been inextricably linked for decades and this is solely down to Leica’s M system camera and its rangefinder focus mechanism. This is not to say that you …
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This article has one of those "but's" that deconstruct the whole politically correct image of the author; "you don't need a Leica to be a street photographer, BUT you are only serious about it if you use a rangefinder".
Less discussions about cameras and more discussions about photography.
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Gianluca Paolazzi

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the "Decisive moment" book is back ... but it is not actual
"Whereas Cartier-Bresson confirmed the traditional with his painterly eye, Frank and Eggleston signalled the future, their photographs informed by some deeper, darker narratives guided by their outsiders’ eyes."

what do you think about this?
  
Sean O’Hagan: It’s the book that changed photography forever. But why republish The Decisive Moment after 62 years, when it cements such out-of-date ideas?
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...to make some portraits of the last Canadian veterans. Just tepe my name on Google or flickr.con
Best regards
Fred.
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Gianluca Paolazzi

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I am not really a fan of Kim, but I'd like this suggestion ...
"Whenever you see a scene, and you feel scared to take the photo, that is when you need to take the photograph."
Street photography is one of the most difficult forms of photography out there. Not only do you have to rapidly compose, frame, and approach strangers, but
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My own experience is that pictures are there to be found by hard work and diligence. As +Brian B. Sørensen so rightly says you need to kind of sniff the essence of a picture like an animal following a trail, then follow that trail until you find the prey and wring it's little neck, the picture is yours and by god you've earned it. We mustn't forget that you've taken many 100's and 1000's of other pictures along the way, which for me, are the texture of my photographic life.
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Gianluca Paolazzi

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Some interesting tips about street photo, keep himself hide and take non noticed photo ... some purist will not like it but I feel it useful to have real emotion in the photo
Street photography is not easy. It tests your nerves, your hand eye coordination and your instincts, and lord knows I’ve missed more ‘moments’ than I can count, but the satisfaction of capturing that split second where everything comes together can make it all worth it. This article is going to focus specifically on tips to …
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Gianluca Paolazzi

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A different pint of view about Henri Cartier Bresson style and early influence in his style
A Surrealist Photographer [ HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON ] What do the Surrealist Manifesto  and Cartier-Bresson have to do with each other?  After his 1947 show at the Museum of Modern  Art, Robert Capa ...
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