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Rank #121 in Visual Arts category

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Street Photography inspiration, interviews, training and projects

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Street Photography inspiration, interviews, training and projects

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Street Photography Magazine

Latest release on Jan 17, 2020

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Street Photography inspiration, interviews, training and projects

Rank #1: Lauren Welles discusses street photography in Seville

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Last December I had the pleasure of finally meeting New York photographer Lauren Welles at the Miami Street Photography Festival. I’ve been a big fan of her work ever since we featured her in Street Photography Magazine in our January 2016 issue. It’s one thing to meet someone through our virtual world and it’s another sit down and bread bread with them.

This week Lauren stopped by to catch up on what she’s been doing photographically since her feature. And I must say, she’s been very busy. The work she’s been producing shows it (be sure to check out some of her recent photos below).

In June she’s holding a pretty cool workshop in Seville Spain during the “El Roció” pilgrimage with photographer Jon Kral. Then later in the year she’s traveling to Sydney, Australia for the Head On Photo Festival.

Over the past few years Lauren has been creating a documentary project about Stickball in New York. In the process she has gotten very close to the players, fans and league culture. It shows in her work. Have a look some of her recent photos below.

We’ll be inviting more of our past featured photographers to join us on the podcast in future episodes. If you have any favorites you’d like to hear from please drop send me an email at bob@streetphotographymagazine.com with your choice.

Some recent work by Lauren Welles

“Haircut” Havana, Cuba. 2018

“Fútbol” Havana, Cuba. 2018

Team Sugarhill after winning the 2018-season East Harlem stickball championship. East 109th St., East Harlem, NYC. 2018

Eight-year old, Jacob de Jesus, watches his grandfather, Joe Sr., at bat. East 109th St., East Harlem, NYC. 2018

New York State Assemblyman, Robert Rodriguez, dances with a stickball fan during the E. 117th St. annual stickball block party. East Harlem, NYC. 2017

Aaron Rivera, Bianca Creales and Delia Carrion, try to distract the player who is batting against their fathers’ team, with their trash talk. Stickball Boulevard, Bronx, NY 2017.

Apr 04 2019

37mins

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Rank #2: Michael Stern and Storytelling in Commercial Photography

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Michael Stern is Los Angeles based commercial photographer who specializes in construction and industrial still photography and timelapse photography. But he’s much more than that. Michael leverages his artistic and technical skills to become a storyteller of his clients’ projects.

His motto is: Think like an artist. Shoot like a director. Edit like a storyteller. These words of wisdom can serve all street photographers well as they work.

In addition to his work as a commercial photographer Michael is a longtime instructor at the Los Angeles Center for Photography (LACP) where he has taught a basic photography for several years. He’s in good company because other instructors at LACP include Sam Abell, Julia Dean, Ibarionex Perello, Matt Stuart, Joe McNally and too many others to list.

Michael’s favorite advice for photographers is to pay attention to what strikes you and stops you cold and to be brutal in editing your work.

Links and Resources We Mentioned in the Show

A Selection of Michaels Recent Work

Worker candid portraits of the Crenshaw line in Los Angeles, CA

Worker candid portraits of the Crenshaw line in Los Angeles, CA

Worker candid portraits of the Crenshaw line in Los Angeles, CA

Progress photographs of the Crenshaw line in Los Angeles, CA

Oct 18 2019

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Rank #3: Arizona Street Photography – Interview with Alex Casares

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Alex Casares spends most of his workday driving throughout his vast rural Arizona county.  He loves it because it gives him the ability to take his camera to pursue his passion for street photography while he works.

Because he visits open desert, small towns and urban areas through the day results in a an eclectic style making photos of a wide variety of subjects.  In any single say he can make images of anything from broken down trucks, cactus, horses, street people and dog walkers.

Alex is very active in the Street Photography Magazine Facebook Group where he regularly posts new photos new photos and provides feedback to other members. His enthusiasm for our craft is infectious. We can all use a little of that.

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Oct 03 2019

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Rank #4: Lightmob – a new interactive way to learn street photography and more

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©David Ingraham

I started publishing Street Photography Magazine almost by accident.

For the past 10 years I’ve owned a web development business that specializes in creating online training websites. Back in 2013 I was researching some new iPad magazine technology that looked like a good application to be used for courses to be delivered over time.

After purchasing a license to create a magazine app I had to create a magazine to learn how it worked. So I decided to make a magazine about my favorite genre of photograph…Street Photography

The magazine took off and I haven’t looked back. That was over 6.5 years ago.

But my day job is still leveraging internet technology to deliver training via the web. And I continue to be intrigued by some of the creative ways people are using this technology to help others learn new skills.

Carter Williams – Lighmob co-founder

Kevin Gondo – Lighmob co-founder

Recently I met the founders of LIghtmob who have created a really cool mobile-based photography knowledge sharing platform that enables you to connect directly with an instructor to learn a number of photography skills.

It looked really cool, so I had to give it a try. I signed up for a lesson with award winning street photographer, David Ingram in Los Angeles. It was a very unique learning experience and I learned a lot from him.

Today our guests are Kevin Gondo and Carter Williams, the founders of LIghmob. They will tell us more about themselves and this unique photography learning platform that they created.

Jul 11 2019

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Best of Street Shooters of the Month 2019

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Every month, we receive dozens of submissions for our Street Shooters of the Month feature, which appears in each issue of Street Photography Magazine. From those images, Bob makes a careful selection and chooses six special images to be published. It can be tough to choose with so many talented photographers sending us fascinating street shots from every corner of the globe, but choose he must and choose he does.

Once a year, Bob and I sit down to talk about our favorites. With over 70 images to choose from each year, making a final selection can be tough. To aid us in this endeavor, we chose a few specific categories to guide our selection: street portraits, storytelling, timing and minimalist. Check out our selections just below, and if you’d like to hear what we loved about each image, then click on the audio player below to listen in on our conversation.

Also, keep those submissions coming! To submit an image to be considered for the Street Shooters of the Month feature, first register here as a user. After registering, simply click on Submissions > Photo Submission Form from the homepage to submit single images. No need to upload full size images guys, we prefer you keep each image at 1600 pixels wide and 72 dpi.

Congrats to all our favorites this year, and muchas gracias to everyone who submitted their images. It’s a privilege to see work from around the globe and we are so happy we can share it with the SPM community.

Best Street Shooters of the Month 2018

Street Portraits

Ashley’s Favorite

Old Stock by Eoin O’Neill

This photograph was taken in Limerick City in April 2019, it shows an elderly man sitting on steps on the street. He is smoking a tobacco pipe and the lighter that he holds in his hand is broken. his face and his hands are weathered and his gaze is fixed firmly on the street around him.

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Bob’s Favorite

Turban by Yasser Alaa Mobarak

Turban of Sikh Man at Delhi.

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Storytelling

Bob’s and Ashley’s Favorite

Finding Myself by Rajiul Huda Dipto

A barber was there in the side of street in Dhaka and I was in the traffic jam. I saw, he was showing the customer how well he has shaved and then he looked at the mirror. I think, he tried to find himself in that. Probably, he was finding the inner beautify of himself instead.

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Timing

Ashley’s Favorite

Triple portrait. Jerusalem. 2019 by Chaim Martello

This picture has been taken at an open market, in the busiest hour of its busiest day. In such situations, strangers precipitate into ephemeral shapes, as if a hidden choreographer is placing them on a stage to create order from chaos, for a fraction of the second, at least.

Bob’s Favorite

Yellow by Francesco Gioia

I took this picture near Bond Street in London. I was walking when I saw these two kids wearing yellow rubber rain boots. At the same time, a man carrying two yellow bags was walking towards me in the opposite direction. As soon as he got closer to me, I pressed the shutter.

Minimalist

Bob’s and Ashley’s Favorite

Museum Visitors by Irina Escoffery

During my visit of Vanderbilt museum I saw couple of guests standing on the balcony and looking around. I loved the way those two individuals look like.

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Jan 17 2020

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Shooting with Film – Andrew Walmsley

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Today’s guest is Andy Walmsley.

He is a resident of the UK, an IT professional in the telephone systems industry, a street photographer and huge film enthusiast. He’s also the host of the Photography Insights podcast.

Andy began his photographic journey not long ago doing street photography with a digital camera. But as a very curious guy he began to explore the world of film…and he became hooked. To say that he is enthusiastic about film and photography in general is a vast understatement.

He has been on a journey ever since and in the process he created the Phlogger blog followed soon after by his podcast Photography Insights, which can be found on his blog and just about any podcast directory available, most notably iTunes.

Andy’s enthusiasm and curiosity is infectious, just listen to his podcast and you will see for yourself. He’s not afraid to reach out to anyone in the photo world which is how we first met two years ago. When he decided to start his photography podcast he reached out to me for advice. We’ve been in touch ever since.

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A Selection of Andy’s Photos

Jan 03 2020

51mins

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Women Street Photographers with Gulnara Samoilova

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Today’s guest is Gulnara Samoilova. She’s an accomplished street photographer, founder and, curator of the Women Street Photographers Instagram feed. She is also an award-winning Associated Press photojournalist most notably for her photographs taken during the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 9/11.

Her work is part of major collections at venues like the Museum of the City of New York, The New York Public Library, New York Historical Society, The Akron Museum, 9/11 Memorial Museum, and Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Her photographs can also be found in several prominent private collections like Elton John and Steven Kasher. Plus her work has been exhibited in numerous one-person and group shows around the world. Impressive.

Gulnara will be the featured photographer in the March 2020 issue of Street Photography Magazine where we’ll learn more about her personal work.

But today she tells us about her passion to promote the work of other women street photographers. She does this by curating the Women Street Photographers Instagram feed and managing the traveling exhibition of their work. All of which keeps her very busy.

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A Selection of Gulnara’s Photos

September 11, 2011 Terrorists Attacks. © Gulnara Samoilova

© Gulnara Samoilova

© Gulnara Samoilova

© Gulnara Samoilova

Dec 20 2019

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Street Photo Tip with Michael Kowalczyk

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In this episode, our guest is Michael Kowalczyk, a photographer I met last year at the Miami Street Photography Festival, where I was honored to be asked to do a portfolio review with him. Michael is a multimedia specialist at the University of Konstanz in Germany. He’s also a prolific street photographer.

Since we met last year, Michael has leveraged his skills as a multimedia expert and photographer to create the unique website streetphototip.com, an excellent resource for the street photography community. On the website, Michael gives detailed explanations about many award-winning street photographs and maintains a list of street photography competitions going on worldwide. What’s more, he’s doing all of this on his own time and on his own dime.

I was particularly impressed with an article Michael wrote about the making of one of his own photos titled “Medellin Mirror”. He goes into great detail about how he spotted an interesting photo opportunity of a man carrying a large mirror through the busy streets of Medellin, Columbia and how he worked the scene as the man moved through the crowd. The article contains several of the shots from the series plus his final selection both before and after post processing. It’s a very powerful learning experience.

To learn more about Michael and get some pro tips from him, click the audio player below to listen to our interview. And make sure you take some time to explore the pages of Street Photo Tip – you’ll find all the links you need just below the audio player.

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A selection of Michael’s street photos

Dec 06 2019

29mins

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Magnum Streetwise Editor – Stephen McLaren

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Stephen McLaren, editor of Magnum Streetwise, is a freelance photographer, author, curator, former TV Producer and aspiring script writer. Born and raised in Scotland, he now resides in Los Angles, California. In addition to being a very talented writer Stephen is also a highly accomplished street photographer himself. Some of his personal street photography is displayed in this article.

Magnum Streetwise is a collaboration between Stephen, his publisher, Thames & Hudson and the photographers at Magnum.

Throughout this project Stephen worked closely with over 40 Magnum photographers like Elliott Erwitt, Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden, and Richard Kalvar to select images from their vast portfolios for the book. During these conversations he captured their stories and picked up tips to refine his own style.

More than a book about the street photography of these legendary photographers, it’s also a history of Magnum itself.  It’s big, it’s meaty, it’s full amazing photographs, but more important it’s full of stories from these legendary about how they work and think.

Magnum Streetwise is a must have for anyone serious about street photography.

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A selection of Stephen’s street photos

©Stephen McLaren

©Stephen McLaren

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©Stephen McLaren

©Stephen McLaren

Nov 22 2019

49mins

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Blogging About Your Street Photography

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Blogging about your street photography carries with it some huge benefits. You’ll see traffic to your website increase and you’ll notice the people who come stay longer as they get to know your work on a new level. In a world flooded with street photography images, writing about your photography will make your images stand out as unique. Your images will carry more weight as you shed light on the stories they contain, regardless of whether the story is about yourself or your subjects. Best of all, writing about your work can help you gain clarity when it comes to your goals as a street photographer and the message you hope to transmit to others.

But the million dollar question Bob and I hear all the time is, “How? How can I write about my images if I’m not a writer?” It’s an excellent question and a reasonable one too. Most photographers are more interested in visual creativity than that of the written kind. But the thread that may very well connect all creatives is storytelling, and this is where words can really add something special to the way you share your photographic work.

Blogging about your photography doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming.

In this episode of the SPM podcast, Bob and I discuss how to write. We break it down into a step-by-step process and show you that writing doesn’t have to be intimidating. We even go over quite a few writing prompts to help you get those creative juices flowing and find your inner writer. To make them easier to use we’re including them right here in this post for easy access. Remember, your words are valuable. Write about who or what inspires you, tell a story, explain your techniques, describe your challenges, celebrate your successes – the sky is the limit!

Writing Prompts for Street Photographers

  • What was happening at the time you took the photo (the back story)?
  • What captured your attention?
  • How much did you work the scene (about how many frames did you take) and why did you choose this particular photo as your favorite?
  • What challenges (personally or photographically) did you face on the street? How did you overcome them?
  • How did the people you met while shooting affect you?
  • What did you learn from any give experience on the street? What might you do differently?
  • How did you feel while shooting and afterwards?
  • How did an image or moment affect you externally and/or internally both in positive and negative ways?
  • Why did you choose to create a series of images or work on a specific project?
  • Who or what inspires you to do street photography? What photographers, painters, writers, etc. inspire you as you create your images?
  • What has street photography taught you?

Keep this list on hand as you think about what images you will publish on your blog. And feel free to add your own prompts questions to the list too!

Usually we wish you happy shooting, but this time, we’ll wish you happy writing! As always, feel free to get in touch with any challenges you are facing or other tips that have helped you write about your work. We are always happy to hear from you and to get your feedback. And be sure to listen in to this podcast for more tips on how to create written content to accompany your images. We’ve prepared some practical, easy to use advice that will help you to succeed at writing – even if you’ve never tried writing before.

Nov 08 2019

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Michael Stern and Storytelling in Commercial Photography

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Michael Stern is Los Angeles based commercial photographer who specializes in construction and industrial still photography and timelapse photography. But he’s much more than that. Michael leverages his artistic and technical skills to become a storyteller of his clients’ projects.

His motto is: Think like an artist. Shoot like a director. Edit like a storyteller. These words of wisdom can serve all street photographers well as they work.

In addition to his work as a commercial photographer Michael is a longtime instructor at the Los Angeles Center for Photography (LACP) where he has taught a basic photography for several years. He’s in good company because other instructors at LACP include Sam Abell, Julia Dean, Ibarionex Perello, Matt Stuart, Joe McNally and too many others to list.

Michael’s favorite advice for photographers is to pay attention to what strikes you and stops you cold and to be brutal in editing your work.

Links and Resources We Mentioned in the Show

A Selection of Michaels Recent Work

Worker candid portraits of the Crenshaw line in Los Angeles, CA

Worker candid portraits of the Crenshaw line in Los Angeles, CA

Worker candid portraits of the Crenshaw line in Los Angeles, CA

Progress photographs of the Crenshaw line in Los Angeles, CA

Oct 18 2019

1hr 5mins

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Arizona Street Photography – Interview with Alex Casares

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Alex Casares spends most of his workday driving throughout his vast rural Arizona county.  He loves it because it gives him the ability to take his camera to pursue his passion for street photography while he works.

Because he visits open desert, small towns and urban areas through the day results in a an eclectic style making photos of a wide variety of subjects.  In any single say he can make images of anything from broken down trucks, cactus, horses, street people and dog walkers.

Alex is very active in the Street Photography Magazine Facebook Group where he regularly posts new photos new photos and provides feedback to other members. His enthusiasm for our craft is infectious. We can all use a little of that.

Links from the show

Oct 03 2019

49mins

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Lightmob – a new interactive way to learn street photography and more

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©David Ingraham

I started publishing Street Photography Magazine almost by accident.

For the past 10 years I’ve owned a web development business that specializes in creating online training websites. Back in 2013 I was researching some new iPad magazine technology that looked like a good application to be used for courses to be delivered over time.

After purchasing a license to create a magazine app I had to create a magazine to learn how it worked. So I decided to make a magazine about my favorite genre of photograph…Street Photography

The magazine took off and I haven’t looked back. That was over 6.5 years ago.

But my day job is still leveraging internet technology to deliver training via the web. And I continue to be intrigued by some of the creative ways people are using this technology to help others learn new skills.

Carter Williams – Lighmob co-founder

Kevin Gondo – Lighmob co-founder

Recently I met the founders of LIghtmob who have created a really cool mobile-based photography knowledge sharing platform that enables you to connect directly with an instructor to learn a number of photography skills.

It looked really cool, so I had to give it a try. I signed up for a lesson with award winning street photographer, David Ingram in Los Angeles. It was a very unique learning experience and I learned a lot from him.

Today our guests are Kevin Gondo and Carter Williams, the founders of LIghmob. They will tell us more about themselves and this unique photography learning platform that they created.

Jul 11 2019

38mins

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Lauren Welles discusses street photography in Seville

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Last December I had the pleasure of finally meeting New York photographer Lauren Welles at the Miami Street Photography Festival. I’ve been a big fan of her work ever since we featured her in Street Photography Magazine in our January 2016 issue. It’s one thing to meet someone through our virtual world and it’s another sit down and bread bread with them.

This week Lauren stopped by to catch up on what she’s been doing photographically since her feature. And I must say, she’s been very busy. The work she’s been producing shows it (be sure to check out some of her recent photos below).

In June she’s holding a pretty cool workshop in Seville Spain during the “El Roció” pilgrimage with photographer Jon Kral. Then later in the year she’s traveling to Sydney, Australia for the Head On Photo Festival.

Over the past few years Lauren has been creating a documentary project about Stickball in New York. In the process she has gotten very close to the players, fans and league culture. It shows in her work. Have a look some of her recent photos below.

We’ll be inviting more of our past featured photographers to join us on the podcast in future episodes. If you have any favorites you’d like to hear from please drop send me an email at bob@streetphotographymagazine.com with your choice.

Some recent work by Lauren Welles

“Haircut” Havana, Cuba. 2018

“Fútbol” Havana, Cuba. 2018

Team Sugarhill after winning the 2018-season East Harlem stickball championship. East 109th St., East Harlem, NYC. 2018

Eight-year old, Jacob de Jesus, watches his grandfather, Joe Sr., at bat. East 109th St., East Harlem, NYC. 2018

New York State Assemblyman, Robert Rodriguez, dances with a stickball fan during the E. 117th St. annual stickball block party. East Harlem, NYC. 2017

Aaron Rivera, Bianca Creales and Delia Carrion, try to distract the player who is batting against their fathers’ team, with their trash talk. Stickball Boulevard, Bronx, NY 2017.

Apr 04 2019

37mins

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