Posts tagged “Street photography

A Little Off (Two Photographs)

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These two photographs show the same subject in very different ways. The ability to emphasize detail, texture and tone in black and white in a photolike this make the mundane interesting. In colour making use of the colour palette with a bit of vibrance and saturationmakes the doorjump out while not losing the detail.  The title refers to a series of photos I am doing that have some elements that are just a bit odd, here it’s the step that seems to be an afterthought.


Nothing to See Here (Three Photographs)

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Lets call this type of photography intimate urban landscape. I have known photographers who do this work. Apparently it sells well. Far be it for me to defend a genre or a price range, but I do like to shoot this sort of photography.


More Windows More Detail (Three Photographs)

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I don’t think it makes any difference shooting in colour or black and white when it comes to urban detail, it’s a matter of preference. The graffiti is probably long gone, the junction box cleaned  and now coated in municipal art. The fleeting nature of the urban landscape is another thing that makes photos like these unique. When you read about emerging artists doing fine art photography or compositing, I think it’s their imagination and the uniqueness of their work that propels them into the spotlight. The urban landscape offers opportunity often missed by photographers.


About Town (Two Photographs)

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On a good day there is always something to photograph in the city. . The First photograph is one of my favorite little gimmicks, find a window where the reflections make a lot of smaller pictures. The second picture here is very close to a photograph of mine that was published in Milan where I was living for a short time in my teens. Either can be done in color or B&W. I chose black and white here because it brings out the texture better.


Clock Face (Two Photographs)

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I processed these photos for a project I am working on. In the course of doing so I could have fixed two things, the tilt of the buildings and the deep black shadows. I chose not to do so as I was looking for a “mood”. Obviously there are several ways the mood of a photo can be changed, but I was comfortable with this slightly theatrical look. I am using the black and white in the project, but if I need it I also have the colour version.


You Never Know… (Three Photographs)

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I was walking down a main street with dozens of people around when I saw these boots up against a construction fence. My first thought was you couldn’t get props like these for studio work, these were the real Chaplin look. They were pretty cool in colour too, but I shot them in black and white. You never know what you’ll stumble on.


That 50’s American Style (Three Photographs)

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These photos are about a shooting style from the 50’s. I don’t think its got a name but when you look back you notice it. In 1957, Albert Anastasia, a mobster was shot in a barbershop and of course the paparazzi were there quickly and some gruesome scenes were shot. The barbershop above reminded me of that. The second photograph reminded me of New York in the fifties when people were still using variations of the box camera and lens hoods were future inventions so light leaks were common. The shot of the buildings has that glow you used to see in the magazines. Then it was more the result of the processing of the photo for printing than intentional, but still for a while was a feature of the era. Always fun to look at old photographs and get some cool ideas for today.