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Street…without People

Mon May 28, 2012, 12:29 AM

PART IV


The series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by myraincheck and slightly edited by moi* continues with:

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY…WITHOUT PEOPLE



First things first let's remember that street photography is not so much about the subjects as it is a style of photographing, a 'forma mentis', a way to think, see, capture images. A forma mentis that can be summed up in the ability of RE-INTERPRETING, RE-CONTEXTUALIZING, giving a different interpretation, placing in a different context, the reality around us, giving it an additional significant meaning.
Even if the classic structure of street photography is a meaningful interaction between human and surroundings, we can have street photos where the human element is not physically present. Sometimes it can be symbolized by other elements, sometimes it is completely absent. Let's show some examples:

SYMBOLIC HUMAN PRESENCE


The human element is not physically present, but there are elements that symbolize humans:

  

by Jesse Marlow


  

by Jesse Marlow


  

by David Gibson


  

by Melanie Einzig

REFRAMING


Reframing means placing in a different context what we see, through the process of selection, organization and interpretation of the elements, changing the meaning of elements. This is done carefully SELECTING those elements to include and exclude form the composition, ORGANIZING them in a composition which is able to give a message, a story, a narration, a content open to INTERPRETATION.

To still be considered street, the images with inanimate subjects or animals really have to be a step ahead, not fall in self-reference, didascalic, trivial or simplicistic representation of objects.


  

by Matt Stuart


  

by Mark Powell


  

by Blake Andrews

NO PEOPLE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY by dA Streephers



:bigthumb299077536: by :iconmariuszlemiecha:

158 by eyalbin by :iconeyalbin:

The Invisible Workman by myraincheck by :iconmyraincheck:

:bigthumb303260994: by :iconstamatisgr:

Free your Soul by myraincheck by :iconmyraincheck:

within spiration by SimonSawSunlight by :iconsimonsawsunlight:

Jesus by Treamus by :icontreamus:

Street Photography BW 190 by sagi-k by :iconsagi-k:

:bigthumb289100855: by :iconhbapt:

Funny legs by laurent-conduche by :iconlaurent-conduche:


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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Photographer
:lol:
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batmantoo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I must have been in a coma to have missed this one... I love this kind of street. :D
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   Photographer
and thank you for your most encouraging and kind words :)
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Itsiko Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing article again, good job!
This might be a bit OT, but:
After reading this article, I've finally starting to understand the work of James Marlow. Marlow is a talented, respected and awarded street photographer, yet, it took me long time to really understand exactly why is he so popular. At first I just thought he's style isn't for me but now, after reading your articles and especially this one, I'm starting to see his work differently, and now I understand his popularity.
So thank you StamatisGR, for widening my worldview :)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Photographer
Except from images from famous Street photographers,
none I have heard of.
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David-Will Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I worry a little about introducing this into the Street genre. I do understand the concept of human element or symbolic human presence, but I've always used it to distinguish between things like Architecture and Urban or City Life. A wall of windows is architecture, but a wall of windows with laundry hanging out of them is urban or City Life. Is there any historical reference to support Street without people, or Street with only animals?
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JACAC Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
h e h e . =)
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Added to #DevNews posting on June 1, 2012
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itsbumblebee Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing :D
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Kamachu Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful collection!! :wow:
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firegirl27tx Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
So awesome!
And Inspiring!
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NunoFigueira Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Always a feast to our eyes :ahoy:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Photographer
I guess one can.
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LonelySorceress Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Photographer
So....following on from the bit where you mention animals in street photography, could one make some sort of metaphor between urban wildlife and human society?
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
anothergreat selection. and good examples to stand for ur explanation !!! great work stam !
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
:thumbsup:
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fuxs Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:beer:
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Ikarisou Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Oh another one, what a treat! Thanks, Mary & Stam!
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PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Again, thanks for your Sisiphus style task. If no one else is learning, at least I am!

:blowkiss:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 28, 2012   Photographer
Glad you like it Steve! This kind of street needs very observant eyes
and I can't say I'm keen on this :)
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du-jamais-vu Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
cheers, maria and stam! great articles with lots of awesome examples... had never seen the second jesse marlow photo before... thanks for that... street without people is very intriguing indeed, and it seems some DA street togs really get the hang of it...
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 28, 2012   Photographer
us too :lol:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 28, 2012   Photographer
Indeed we have! :nod:
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myraincheck Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
street without people but with human presence nevertheless is a less explored field which I find most intriguing :-) . I hope the article will inspire streeters, it is a kind of street photography that suits the shy and reflexive streeters and that gives a lot of satisfactions (at least to me :D ).
And I've got to say that in dA we have some photos that can really compete with the masters' ones!
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DougNZ Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Wonderful, thanks guys I love these journals! :D
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:icontoolbazar:
Toolbazar Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing gallery!!! :love:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful things!
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NunoCanha Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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