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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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:iconfiregirl27tx:
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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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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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Photographer
I guess one can.
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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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