In Regards to Street Photography: “Always Push the Button”

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“What matters is what turns out in front of you” states Sydney based street photographer Markus Andersen who is the focus of a short documentary called “Belly of the Beast” by Rob Norton. He says this about using film, digital, Leica or phone cameras. Markus shoots film personally because he likes it, but again he states that it’s just a personal preference. However, he’s much more interested in the world around him in black and white.

The documentary explores the way he works and sees the world to capture the images that he does by chasing the light, finding the right contrast, shapes, and so much more. But unlike other photographers, Markus doesn’t care if he wastes a single frame of film. He figures that it’s much better to attempt to take the shot and be pleasantly surprised than be disappointed.

More than anything though, he talks about his passion for street photography and how it isn’t the goal to become famous. Instead, you should aim to get the best images that you possibly can.

The documentary is after the jump and well worth checking out during a lunch break today.

Belly of the Beast from rob norton on Vimeo.