A VISUAL GUIDE TO STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
(the article is from photo4u.it - il portale italiano della fotografia translated and adapted to dA by myraincheck)
What is UNUSUAL? What does it mean IN THE EVERYDAY life? And what is the MOMENT?
It would be very difficult giving an unambiguous and comprehensive definition of street photography, so let’s try to visually show street photography and those concepts.
Let’s start with a little test:
Look at these three images and ask yourself, very simply, what do they represent.
B (by Blake Andrews)
C (by Nick Turpin)
A: A butt
C: A painting
Then this article is for you!
Just kidding, but a more appropriate reply could be:
A: an analogy
B: an anagram
C: a symmetry
The first photos connects human legs and dog paws.
In the second photo LOANS is the anagram of SALON.
In the third photo the gesture and pose of the woman is symmetric to the man in the painting’s one.
If you take away the dog in A photo, or change the signs in B photo, or imagine the woman in another pose, you will have uninteresting images or not (good) street photos.
And instead these photos are from valued and famous contemporary street photographers.
Now watch the following images from dA fellows trying to notice in everyone something that will capture you, trigger your curiosity, surprise you, amaze you. If you can…then you are on the same wavelength with STREET PHOTOGRAPHY!
Stay tuned, 4 more articles to come