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Good things come in threes
3 street photos + 3 street photo links worth sharing.
Kicking off the newsletter with 3 photos from the first photowalk this year and 3 street photography links to check out. I’ll play around with the format and add more stuff in the future to see what sticks, but meanwhile, enjoy this first edition.
A dose of street photos
This first shot was part of a small series. I had trouble picking out my favorite. Small differences in gestures, composition, and faces can make a big difference. I finally decided on this one which doesn’t show any faces but instead has the most interesting “dancing” silhouettes and shapes against the white background.
The next one was a lucky candid portrait shot. Out of a bunch of photos I shot that day, this one clearly popped out. The snow and the blurry shadow people in the background really make it work. You also need to find the right character for the shot.
With this last one, I’m not trying to make a series(at least this time), but instead, show this odd one as a contrast to the weird different things I like and notice on the streets. I can go out shooting black-and-white minimalistic photos, but I always end up with these strange colorful street detail shots. I tend to only share the black-and-white street photography ones, keeping the strange stuff to myself, but I really feel like I need to find an output for the other side of my photos as well. This time, picking a few photos from my first photo walk this year for my first newsletter seemed appropriate.
3 things worth checking out
A Movie: Joel Meyerowitz: Pulse of the Street
This is an older one, but I recently watched the 50min long movie from one of my favorite street photographers Joel Meyerowitz and it didn’t disappoint. Worth checking out.
Photobook review video: Photographer Alec Soth reviewing 10 of his favorite photobooks from 2022
I found this cool look into a different variety of photo books, with a personal commentary.
Instagram account to follow: @jose.toro.0
There are a ton of “stride-by” street photos to be discovered online, but not all of them are made the same. Jose Toro seems to be the master of colorful stride-by photos.
Closing up with a little pie chart about what to expect in future editions:
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