All images by Skander Khlif. Used with Creative Commons permission.
In previous features, we’ve seen Munich-based street and documentary photographer Skander Khlif reveal the beauty of his hometown through his unique perspectives. For example, there’s his black and white series of river surfers riding the waves of the Eisbach. He also gave us a preview of the myriad of charming scenes we’ll find around the city once wintertime takes over. Today, we take a look at what everyday is like in the capital and most populated city of the German state of Bavaria.
We can take Skander’s set as a photo diary of the everyday scenes he encounters during his walks around town. As we’ve seen in his previous street work, the focus of this series is people and how they interact with their surroundings. There’s also a strong preference for contrasty imagery in both color and black and white. From fascinating faces and Instagram-worthy locations, to candidly snapped activities and common sights, In Munich is a beautiful collection of street photos in one of Germany’s most popular cities. So, if you’re a street photographer looking to visit the town, this set will give you an idea of the various stories you can capture while out in the streets.
As with many noteworthy street photography of the past and present, Skander’s people-focused street photography is what makes In Munich impressive. The variety of activity revealed here is also another aspect that makes his work a good preview of life in the city. This series in particular has a number of things budding street photographers can learn from: an eye for snap-worthy personalities (in eye-catching clothing or expressions), attention to detail, and a knack for spotting interesting scenes created by light, shadows, and colors.