Posts Tagged ‘sidewalk’

Drive-By Shooting Photos of Pedestrians Using a Passenger Seat Studio Rig

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Los Angeles-based photographer Johnny Tergo project “Passenger Side Window” is all about the art of the drive by shooting. The series was captured using a complicated camera rig Tergo built into the passenger seat of his Chevy Silverado.
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Creative Photos of Models Lying on Chalk Drawings

Here’s a creative series of photographs by photographer Nithin Rao Kumblekar. He shot models from above as they sprawled out on the ground over intricate chalk drawings, using perspective to blend them into the scenes. The work reminds us of Jan von Holleben’s ‘Dreams of Flying’ project, except chalk is used instead of props.
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A Portrait of Chicago: Street Photographs by Magnum Photographer Alex Webb

Here’s a photo essay that documents Magnum photographer Alex Webb‘s exploration of the streets of Chicago. In an interview with Leica, Webb states,

[...] I am not trying to convey messages. I take photographs to affirm reality, not explain reality and that reality often has a high level of ambiguity to it, which is subject to interpretation. So what one viewer discovers in a given image may be very different from what another viewer discovers. This particular photograph seems to suggest to you something about corporate culture, but another viewer might simply be amused by the similarity of be-suited figures and another viewer might find something else. I believe in photographs that have a level of ambiguity, images that work on suggestion, that ask questions rather than provide answers.

(via The Leica Camera Blog)

Portraits of Trick-or-Treaters in Brooklyn

Photographer Joey L had the great idea of setting up a backdrop on a Brooklyn street and photographing the characters that strolled by while on the hunt for Halloween candy. Shooting sidewalk portraits of strangers is a great way to hone your skills, especially on a day when many people are more than willing to have their photo taken.

Halloween in Brooklyn (via Photojojo)

Street Photographer Joel Meyerowitz Shares His Thoughts and Techniques

Here’s a video in which renowned street photographer Joel Meyerowitz shows us his method of doing street photography. His quiet, friendly, and “invisible” style is quite different from Bruce Gilden’s in-your-face technique. The New Yorker also has a great video on Meyerowitz’s photography.


Thanks for the tip, Graysmith!

Ambushing Strangers in Hollywood with a Canon 5D and Handheld Flash

Street photographer Bruce Gilden has a pretty distinct style of getting into strangers’ faces and firing off a flash held in his other hand. Eric Kim — who recently started doing street photography full-time — created this behind-the-scenes video showing himself employing Gilden’s trademark style, though instead of a Leica he uses a Canon 5D. The lens he’s using is a Canon 24mm f/2.8, and the flash is a YN-560.

Shooting Portraits of Strangers on a Sidewalk with a White Backdrop

What does it take to shoot portraits of random strangers on a sidewalk? Photographer Clay Enos, known for his portraits for the movie Watchmen, walks us through his process for capturing impromptu portraits of passers-by on a white backdrop.

One takeaway is that it pays to be outgoing and social, since your conversation skills can do a lot towards making subjects feel at ease.

(via f stoppers)

Walking the Sidewalks of NYC with Street Photographer Joe Wigfall

Joe Wigfall is a photo enthusiast and street photographer that won WNYC’s Street Shots Challenge back in 2008. This is the same contest that created the behind-the-scenes video featuring Bruce Gilden that became pretty popular on YouTube. As you’ll see, Wigfall’s approach towards street photograph is quite different from Gilden’s get-up-in-your-face approach.

Joe Wigfall can see with his hands. Never lifting his camera to his eye, he shoots hundreds of photos during his lunch hour or walking to the train after work. A true artist, Joe brings a bit of himself into each of his photographs.

You can follow Wigfall’s work through his Flickr stream. Other interview videos are available through WNYC’s Street Shots page.