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Book Review: Daido Moriyama How I Take Photographs

Is it snapshot photography or street photography? We find out in Daido Moriyama’s new book How I Take Photographs. How I Take Photographs is an insight into the workflow and creative thinking of Daido Moriyama. Divided into six sections, readers are given an introduction to “snapshot photography,” taken to five shooting locations, and allowed a...
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Vikki Martinez Communicates Personality Through Self-Portraits

“I have too many ideas and wanted an outlet for them,” explains Vikki Martinez, aka Elvikkin. You only have to take a look at her photography to understand what she means. Through her creative imagery, Martinez communicates that her mind is bursting with thoughts and visions. Although her self-portraits may suggest she’s still figuring herself out, they deliver a message that says she’s confident in her creative capabilities. And you know what? Looking at her portfolio is so much fun. To have the right balance between deeper meaning and light-hearted creativity isn’t easy to achieve. And yet, at only 23, Vikki is killing it! Her work is full of personality, color, humor, and excellent technique. And if you need further evidence that she speaks for who she is through her photography, take a look at her YouTube channel. She’s certainly a character, and it’s great that she is comfortable enough to show this through both her photography and videography....
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These 10 Street Photographers Show the Medium Isn’t Dead

“Street photography is dead,” proclaim the pessimists. We disagree. We believe that the scene is thriving more than ever before. There’s a worldwide community all coming together to try and keep the craft fresh and exciting. Sure, there’s a lot of mediocre work out there. That’s part of any discipline. But to say it’s dead, well, is wrong. There are street photographers today that produce fantastic work. And it gives us confidence that the current state of street photography is bright. So, with great pleasure, we give you 10 street photographers that show that everything is in good hands....
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This New Book Is a Beautiful Love Letter to New York Street Photography

“God I love this city,” says Phil Penman. There’s no further evidence of that than in his debut photobook, STREET. Through a series of brilliant photographs, he communicates this beautiful 20-year love story between a man and a place he now calls home. The eccentric, the beautiful, the new yorkers, the celebs, and the architecture all have a starring role in this story. So if you’re yet to visit the big apple, STREET is going to show you everything you need to know....
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Beauty Beyond Scars Uses Black and White to Look Past Tragedy

“My main motive is to create dope photographs while allowing people to express their story.” It’s a goal that’s undoubtedly being reached by San Diego based photographer, Krysada Phounsiri – aka, Snap PIlots. In his moving portrait photography series, Beauty Beyond Scars, he puts the focus on those who may wish to avoid the camera, reminding them of their identity and the love and self-love they deserve. “I want the photos to establish a visual narrative on their own, while providing a space for people to share their story about their scar(s), their pain, and how they gather strength to move forward.” Phounsrir is building a beautiful story, filled with heartwarming and motivating narratives. We could not pass on the opportunity to discuss his work, as it’s truly inspiring....
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8 Fantastic Travel Photographers with Under 10,000 Instagram Followers

While you may not appreciate our efforts above to rewrite the lyrics of a classic Back Street Boys song, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this instalment of great photographers with under 10k followers on Instagram. In this article, we shift the focus to travel photography....
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Zach Alan’s Light Painting Photographs Are Fire – Literally!

“…my chief strength in this genre is improvisation,” says Zach Alan. He adds, “Whenever a location doesn’t quite pan out, it’s a good feeling to still pull off a shot I can be proud of.” Everyone should admire Zach’s light painting photographs. Not only for how interesting they are but because of the time and effort he puts into creating them. While viewing them, we feel like we’re looking into another world, his creative world. We’re big fans of this type of photography. It takes us away from the pressures of everyday life and injects some fantasy and awe into our mind. We describe the work as fire, not just because we’re cool, but because they literally are! Not content with an orthodox lighting approach, he has introduced actual fire to his larger than life scenes! Tired of asking, “how does he do it?” we thought it would be better to contact him and find out…...
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Instagram Hiding Likes Is Bad News for Us All

Since its inception in 2010, Instagram has helped change the landscape of the photographic industry. But recent changes haven’t come as good news for some. Instagram is one of the hottest topics in the world of photography. Not just right now, but always. Some love it and some hate it. But as polarizing as it...
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Photographer Carmen Yahchouchy Visits Your World as You Sleep

“I was only a visitor to their “safe” space and they were eager to go back to “dreaming” as well.” Carmen Yahchouchy has an inquisitive mind. A tremendously intelligent photographer, she communicates her view of the world through powerful visual storytelling, as we see in her series, Vulnerable Visits. On a much deeper level, the place in which we rest can be something sacred and Yahchouchy recognizes that. She took something as simple as men sleeping and turned it into an exploration of anxiety, dreams, and vulnerability. The work is simple in its execution, but complex in its meaning – naturally we found this intriguing....
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Analog Self-Portraits Help Chantal Convertini to Love and Accept (NSFW)

“I don’t like these overly perfect fashion images that are as pretty as they are empty.” That’s the thought of Chantal Convertini. She adds, “shooting self-portraits is a form of self-acceptance and self-love.” She gives her audience a raw, straight out of camera view of her world. Her film photography is gentle, but also has a powerful message – we’re human, we’re different, and that’s okay. In her portfolio – which is a mix of portraits and self-portraits – we see women wanting to connect to themselves, not to the self that society tells them to connect to. We find this truly inspiring and we adore the beautiful results that come from this creative approach....
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I’m a Street Photographer and Gave Being an Instagram Boyfriend a Shot

People travel all over the world to visit cool destinations. While in previous eras people were more than happy to get some snaps on a disposable camera, today holiday goers take their photography very seriously. Social influencers are now a thing and the everyday person is cashing in. That’s why you will often see the fashionable, beautiful girlfriend review her iPhone and promptly tell her boyfriend to “take the photo again!” I wanted to see what that would be like. Now I’d like to say that to become an Instagram boyfriend I met the woman of my dreams. We both fell in love and embarked on an amazing journey of emotional growth and development. The truth is we worked with a highly talented, professional model to build this piece. Katie Hodgson is a UK based model who was more than willing to be my muse for what turned out to be a grey, rainy day in London – shocker!...
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This Photographer Found Herself in the Most Important 37 Hours of Her Life

“I’m showcasing to the world that this young black man [Travis] was a person with a whole story and background that led to his precarious state of employment,” says Melissa “Bunni” Elian, a photojournalist based in New York. “I get to show people that individuals like him are valuable members of society and they are indeed trying their best.” In 2014 The Ground Truth Project assigned Melissa the task of reporting on economic hardship – with the focus being centered around young people from the Bronx. The assignment gave her the opportunity to work on something that aligned with her photographic voice. Hardship, struggle, oppression, and people of color are the main components of her visual storytelling. A focus that has been shaped heavily by her own experience, Melissa has been able to use photography to make changes to her own life and to those who all too often struggle to fulfill their potential....
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8 Street Photographers Who Deserve a Solo Exhibition

A solo street photography exhibition is precisely what these folks need. Street photography festival season is fully underway. There are plenty of competitions and opportunities to get your work out there and seen by all the key players. The only slight problem is, if you’re lucky enough to get exhibited, your image will be amongst...
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Film Photography Lovers Need to Follow These 10 Togs!

The satisfying feeling of shooting film photography still lives strong. As the digital world is in full force, we’re pleased to see there are plenty of photographers still keeping it old school. Whilst plenty of presets try, there’s nothing that can quite match the aesthetic of a good roll of film. Many well-established photographers are still choosing this format, so it’s no surprise that this style filters down. Focusing on the work of great film photographers that need a little extra love, below are 10 film photographers under 10k followers on Instagram....
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‘Their Grind Not Mine’ Is a Zine That Explores the Human Form

“I shot quick candid portraits and my obsession with documenting this further was born.” Lester Jones is a photographer that connects to the daily life of the people that he lives amongst. His project – and now zine – Their Grind Not Mine, takes a candid look at the mundane, difficult routines people have. Shot over several major cities around the world, the work looks at culture and behaviors of the human form. In this collection of street portraits and street photography, Lester has turned every day, monotomous normalities into something interesting and compelling....
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Fantasy Meets the Mundane in Georg Aamodt’s Cosplay Series

“When I’m photographing people, I tend to let them be aware of their own emotions,” says Georg Aamodt as he describes how he connects with his subjects. A versatile photographer, Georg regularly shoots fashion, editorial and portraiture. But it was one of his personal projects that we found ourselves really drawn to. COSPLAY: Ideality of Reality experiments with the realms of fantasy and the everyday world. Suspending the otherwise mundane, he captures his larger than life subjects in a way that tells an intriguing story. From his own admission, the work wasn’t only a showcase of his creative capabilities, but also a journey of his own exploration....
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Doll Photographer Sharon Marie Wright Brings Her Subjects to Life

“They either think I’m crazy or are fascinated and we end up chatting,” explains Sharon Marie Wright as we discuss the response that people have to her art. “I’m okay with either scenario – you have to be if you are in public playing with dolls, right?” Doll photography may be quite a niche, but for Sharon, it has become her bread and butter. Through her powerful and creative photography, she has managed to bring her dolls to life. She makes them part of a story, gives them a narrative and allows the viewer to be fully immersed in the fantasy. Her series Zombies + Dolls = Your Worst Nightmare, is a surreal take on blood and gore. She has taken a child’s plaything and turned it into a monster – and we love it!...
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Street Photography Globetrotter Polly Rusyn Uses Vibrant Colors

“It’s a very big part of my life,” explains Polly Rusyn, as we discuss the influence travel has on her creativity. A true globetrotter, galavanting from one destination to the next, Polly is flying the flag for street photography all around the world. Her vibrant and energized work is almost a metaphor of herself; positive and full of enthusiasm. And although color is certainly the main character, her photographs have plenty of supporting roles within them that make for some awesome street photography. Because of her dedication to travel, we were worried we would not be able to connect with her. But luck laid on our side and we were able to squeeze in a catch up just before she flew off again....
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Phoebe Jane Barrett Creates Tender Moments with Her Portrait Photography

Phoebe Jane Barrett creates tender photographs. When we look at her work, we don’t see personas or facades, we see authentic humans. Achieving this is no easy feat. And it’s clear she has the skill of connecting with people. Which is why it came as a surprise when she told us, “I definitely lean more towards introversion.” She continues, “after a while, I felt the pull to challenge myself and push myself forward, collaborate more and focus on a variety of subjects and genres.” It’s a challenge that paid off as her work is a great example of powerful portraiture....
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These Portrait Photographers Deserve More Love on Instagram

The portrait will always be popular. No matter what era we’re in, people will always like having their photo taken. Thankfully as photography keeps evolving, photographers are still interested in this genre. The likes of Platon and Annie Leibovitz have reached superstardom with their exceptional portraiture skills – amassing a large following because of it. But, for now, we don’t want to focus on them. We’d rather focus on portrait photographers creating super dope work that could do with a little leg up instead. So here are our favorite photographers with under 10k followers on Instagram....
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RANT: If You Only Complain about Street Photography Then It’s Time to Move On

The street photography community can be a clicky little place. Lot’s of street photographers divided into their own little groups (otherwise known as collectives), some believing their art is more precious and important than the others. And amongst all of that are the ones that spend most of their time speaking down everything they see, never having anything positive to say. Which makes me ask the question: why are you even involved with street photography?...
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Consider This Before You Take a Photo of a Homeless Person

One of the oldest and most common discussions is whether or not we should take photos of homeless people. The topic came up at a previous year’s Street London event. Some say yes, it’s all fair game. Whilst others suggest it’s taking advantage of a person at their lowest point. Personally speaking, I no longer take images of homeless people. I see no purpose to it. When we start to make our work ‘socially aware’ we need to be sure we are really making a difference with it. The truth is that your photo won’t change the world, nor should you be using it as a way to show how connected you are to societal issues....
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Kristian Leven’s Superb Street Photography in a Challenging Environment

“I’ve definitely returned from that trip with a different outlook,” Kristian Leven tell us as he speaks of his time in Ethiopia. A country with widespread poverty, Kristian visited with the good intention of documenting what he saw. However, unlike a normal day in London, Ethiopia brings plenty of challenges for a street photographer. “People would see you, stop what they’re doing, and crowd around you.” During a trip which made him feel privilege and guilt, whilst giving him unwanted attention, Krisitan still did what he does best; he created quality street photography....
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Nude Photography: Why They Do It And Why I Don’t (NSFW)

Nude photography continues to divide opinion. Whilst many view it as art, some see it as an opportunity for photographers to get cheap kicks. And whilst it’s fair to think that some men will only be motivated by the opportunity to see naked women, it’s also reasonable to accept the intentions of others will go way beyond that and come from a place of authentic creativity. Intrigued by the motivations, I wanted to explore the topic further – whilst also sharing my personal perspective on the subject....
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The Guide to Travel Photography for the Non-Gear Head

Travel photography is simply amazing. You get to see beautiful parts of the world, experience new cultures and create amazing photographs. And I know many of our readers would love nothing more than to be a globetrotting tog – I want to help you get there. This guide is designed to give you the full realities of a travel photography. It’s here to help you with planning, all the fine details, and of course, making great photos....
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Fireworks or Flower? Charlie Sin’s Beautiful Photos Will Mesmerize

Fireworks have been a long-standing tradition for cultures around the world. It’s the beauty of the boom. The mesmerizing string of color, gracefully falling down from the sky. Photographers flock to displays in their attempt to document a well-crafted ceremony. But LA-based photographer Charlie Sin goes beyond that. “…I knew there was something that I could do to bring out more from the fireworks,” he says. His series, Night Flower, is an alluring set of images that make you question what you’re looking at. A firework or a flower? The answer; amazingly creative photography. For several years Charlie has shot on July 4th. It has been a journey of trial and error – arriving at a destination called success. We caught up with him to learn more about his magical creations....
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Boudoir Photographers with Under 10k Instagram Followers Worth a Click

By the time you’ve finished this article, we’re confident you will be screaming at your screen, “how have they got less than 10k Instagram followers?” But as surprising as it is, these talented bunch of nude and boudoir photographers are yet to get over the 10k line. Hopefully, we can help them! So if you like the shape of the human body, get excited by authentic creativity and mesmerized by natural beauty, then we encourage you to keep reading!...
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Our Favorite Landscape Photographers with Under 10k Instagram Followers

A beautiful landscape can almost be universally enjoyed. There’s just something about the earth’s nature that makes us all feel good. But creating a good landscape photograph is no easy job. Those glorious views, full of colour and light take time, experience and patience to turn into an image. And that hard work that landscape photographers put in should be valued and respected. The talented bunch below are no exception to the rule and their efforts need to be seen by more people!...
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Sevil Alkan on her Award Winning Street Photography with a Smartphone

“It’s a great feeling really,” explains Sevil Alkan as she describes the emotions of her recent success at the LensCulture Street Photography Awards. Her eye-catching project, Stray Dog, came first place in this year’s 2019 series category. Sevil’s work is born through emotion and is created with the intention of challenging those that view it. Her images make for great single frames, however, they really come to life when observed as a collection, highlighting her ability to tell visual stories. Although it’s true that her recent success can be a career changer for many, Sevil wasn’t ready to get too carried away, “I was on summer vacation when the winner was announced, so I celebrated with my friends over a couple of drinks.” Rather, she continues focused on the task hand, ready to build on this stepping stone and continue to create amazing street photography for us all to enjoy....
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Our Favorite Street Photographers with Under 10k Instagram Followers

If you’re serious about street photography, then you will already know that a photographer’s number of Instagram followers is often no reflection of their ability to create great images. What is true, however, is that those with genuine skills and quality deserve all the online love they can get. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 10 street photographers under 10k followers, in the hope we can help get that number up!...
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A Total Noob Photographer’s Introduction to Street Photography

If you’re new to street photography or looking to get started, allow me to introduce you… You’ve got your camera and you’re eager to get started. After some time considering what kind of photographer you are, and exploring your options, you find yourself curious about street photography. In reality, many photographers end up in this...
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Dance With Closed Eyes Shows the Power of Those With Perceived Limitations

“Sometimes art can change how people see the world but I want to change how the world sees people.” Those are the powerful words of Tatiana Ilina, a documentary photographer based in New York. Through her imagery, she is passionate about giving a voice to the voiceless – shining a light on those who society has often been guilty of placing in darkness. By connecting with communities on the fringes, she educates herself in the process, “I was always interested in creating the stories about incredible people who made me see many things in this world from other side.”...
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YOU Are a Good Photographer and You Should Let Everyone Know It

“Oh, I’m not that good”. A common comment that is thrown out when a photographer receives praise for the work they do. “There are many photographers better than me”. Maybe. But who cares? What is the point of being overly modest? Surely it’s a waste of everyone’s time. I suggest we throw it in the bin, instead opting to say “Yes. I am that good” without worrying how others may react....
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Kevin Lynch Portrays the Humanity Behind Fierce UFC Fighters

Brutal. Violent. Archaic. These were just a few of the adjectives used to describe the world of mixed martial arts (MMA.) At the time of its inception, the bloody battles of the UFC were widely frowned upon. Many wanted it banned. However, 26 years later it is now one of the biggest and respected organisations in all of sports. In 2002, photographer Kevin Lynch became involved with company. Documenting both the action and the fighters, he would go on to create one of the most influential books in combat sports, Octagon....
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Creative Ethics: Did Vice Really Copy Our Record Cover Concept?

I’m Rodrigo Lopes. For over 32 years I have been a working photographer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I mainly focus on portraiture, however, I’ve also worked on a range of projects alongside art directors and other creatives. Back in the 90’s I started what would become a long term working relationship with graphic designer and art director, Felipe Taborda. Together, we established a successful partnership and created the covers of many LP’s, CD’s, culture posters and books. It was our deep understanding of each others capabilities that enabled us to produce some extremely compelling work. Work we were proud of – and sadly work we would later see being used by others....
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Street Photography: Our Favorite Gear and Accessories for 2019

Great street photography can be some of the most compelling forms of art that the human eye can fixate itself on. And whilst a photographer is only as good as their creative capabilities, having solid gear will certainly help them along their way. And quality accessories are important too. There are many tools the enthusiastic street photographer can use in order to get better and more consistent shots. So here is a piece that includes our favourite gear and accessories for street photography. We loved putting it together and no doubt, you’re going to love it too....
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Nude Photography: Models Share How Not to Be Creepy (NSFW)

Nude photography can be a sensitive subject. Whilst there’s nothing controversial about the human body, the same cannot always be said about a photographer’s intentions. For many, their motives are honest and they just want to create. However, for others, it’s sad to say that they’re looking for cheap thrills and ways to take advantage of a vulnerable situation. There’s also the camp that has all the best intentions in the world but still manage to tick the creepy male photographer box. So if you’re new to this or need to reflect on your own approach, here are some tips from The Phoblographer and active models working in the industry....
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Ilker Karaman’s Street Photography Uses Depth in a Refreshing Way

“…a street photographer should have a creative, different set of eyes from others,” says street photographer Ilker Karaman. He continues, “They should use these eyes to show people the images that they cannot see in their daily lives.” Based in Ankara, Turkey Ilker is making great waves in street photography. His exceptionally well layered, colourful street frames are worth your admirations. His work has been recognized at the San Fran Street Foto festival, where for the second time he has been named a finalist. He’s a deep thinker and persistent observer of life – two of the best ingredients for being a street photographer.He thrives off the challenge and he loves to create. In his words, “I am constantly in search of photos that are difficult to take.”...
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Tye Martinez: A True Artist with Cyberpunk Renaissance Horror (NSFW)

“I think true creative art is rare,” says Washington based photographer, Tye Died. “…But when an artist gets exceptional at creating their own unique style, that is when they truly contribute to the artistic world.” For The Phoblographer, Tye is certainly someone who has taken their style and ran with it. Her moody, dark and sometimes twisted concepts are in their own way, extremely beautiful. Every idea has meaning and each detail is an important cog in her creative wheel. Online she says very little. But whatever she does say carries a big impact, that’s why we were so intrigued by her work. Eager to know more about the person behind these marvellous creations, we reached out to Tye – who in return gave us one of the most insightful and interesting interviews to date....
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Eolo Perfido’s Clownville Goes Deeper Than His Subjects’ Masks (NSFW)

“The first instrument of the portraitist is not the light, or the lens or the camera,” explains Eolo Perfido. “It’s the subject.” The French-born, Italian photographer is a deeply thoughtful creator. His series, Clownville, offers a dose of innovation, a slice of controversy and a generous handful of compelling concepts. Whether you’re amused or afraid of clowns, he has brought to life art that you won’t be able to look away from. For him, the series is not just an example of the creative mind; it’s a metaphor of life. The work will get you thinking. It may shock or it may delight. What is for certain, however, is that it will grab your attention....
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Jeff Rothstein’s Five Decades of New York Street Photography are Magical

“… the most memorable was the shot I took of Muhammad Ali,” says Jeff Rothstein. “Unfortunately the negatives are long gone, but luckily I still have a print I made at the time.” A true New Yorker, Jeff has been shooting street photography for over 50 years. He has seen it all – times change, attitudes evolve. For the younger generation, Jeff’s street photography allows them to see wonderfully what the world was once like. For the older generation, it offers a comforting dose of nostalgia. In each frame that he develops, you can feel every part of the gritty New York atmosphere. What is most evident when speaking to Jeff is his love for the craft. He has the energy to create, to document and to tell the truth. 50 years on from his first roll of film, Jeff shares with us the photographic fire that’s still burning strong....
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Every Woman I Know: A Sad and Honest Look at Sexual Violence

”…very rarely are the brave women who speak out doing so with any expectation of reparations – we know the odds are against us.” These are the worrying words of Alyssa Meadows as she opens up about victims of sexual violence. After almost a decade working as a photographer – all whilst being deeply concerned about women’s issues – Alyssa has been able to bring the two together. Her project, Every Woman I Know, takes a brave and honest look at the range of examples of sexual violence women have experienced. In this portrait series are women Alyssa knows personally. And whilst they share their story, she also shares hers. Through public and anonymous portraits, and with the use of the written word, she has created a photography project that aims to educate and give a safe space for others that may wish to come forward and discuss their experience. Two years after starting it, we spoke to Alyssa to learn more about this on-going series....
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Owen Harvey’s Skins and Suedes Shows Modern Attitudes To Subculture

“…with various approaches, in various locations, that’s when it can often feel its most interesting and genuine,” says Owen Harvey when speaking about creating his projects. A photographer that gravitates towards subculture and human behaviour, Owen has excellently documented youth and identity in the UK. From beautiful Brighton beach to boozy weekends in Blackpool, he immersed himself into the movement that is the Skins and Suedes. “These sort of situations are when I work most freely and just photograph what excites me…” Speaking to Owen it’s evident he has a deep understanding of the psychological element of documentary photography. He gets what makes people open up. He empathizes with them, he wants to understand. To really portray who they are, he creates a space in which they can be themselves....
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Review: Street Photography With Nick Turpin (YouTube Channel)

The internet is great. It has allowed us to easily access information and develop our skills. There’s no bigger provider of free education than YouTube. Nick Turpin, a street photographer with over 20 years’ experience has jumped on the digital bandwagon and started a new channel. A polarizing personality, Nick has decided to share his experience, without asking for a fee. He says, “for decades people have paid to spend a weekend on a workshop with me. YouTube offers a way to teach globally…it’s a new way of doing things for me.” Is this new channel worth your precious time? And will it benefit your street photography skills?...
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9 Photographers Proving The iPhone Is a Great Camera

“The camera is just a tool.” Is there any more evidence of this than the images being created with iPhones? A tiny camera that fits in your pocket, yet photographers are making professional quality images with it. From war photography, portrait, landscape and street, it seems no genre is left untouched when it comes to iPhone photography. To celebrate how things have evolved in the photographic industry, we’ve picked out 9 photographers that are making the most of this advance in smartphone technology....
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Deafening Sound: An Important Look at Gender Based Violence

“I don’t know how your mind changes after being raped,” says Annie Flanagan when asked about the mental impact of their college rape. They continue, “that’s fucking impossible for me to pinpoint and not so simple for words.” But, as artists, we turn our pain into creativity. So, to process their trauma, Annie picked up the camera. Looking to connect with people who shared a story similar to theirs, they began the project, Deafening Sound. Following the lives of women recovering from abuse, they highlight a reality that is difficult to digest. But this is important work and something many of us can learn from....
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Street Photographers Share Stories Of Confrontation (And Overcoming It)

Street photography and confrontation can go hand in hand. The fact is, some people just do not want a camera pointed at them. Most of the time unwilling subjects communicate their disapproval in a respectful way. However, sometimes they react in an aggressive, hilarious and just outright bizarre fashion. It’s a nightmare for many of us, and we try to find ways to get out of those situations. We spoke to a number of street photographers, asked them about the more memorable stories of confrontation and what we did to overcome it....
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Katia Repina on Using Yoga and Photography for Balance

“Anytime I want to investigate a new topic I use photography to do so…” says Katia Repina, a photographer that is a wonderful example of the inquisitive mind. From weddings to documentary, portraits and now yoga, her thirst to understand is quenched through the practice of photography. Arguably better known for her projects that look at people on the fringes, her yoga series shows us a more light-hearted perspective of her creative viewpoint. Less intense, yes. Without lessons, no. Katia’s take on yoga teaches us about balance, self-worth, inner peace and challenge....
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Omar Essam’s ‘Japan Street Opera’ Shows How Inspitation Helps to Overcome a Creative Rut

“It encouraged me to discover what I actually did over the next 18 days – without limits”. These are the words of Omar Essam as he describes the impact Japan had on him and his street photography. Having found himself in a rut, Italian born Omar planned a trip to the other side of the world. Once he arrived he was overcome with inspiration, giving him fresh eyes and a thrust to create. Over the course of 18 days, he was “in a trance”, centred and focused on street photography. An environment in which he came into his own, he created some of his best work to date. In a series he calls Street Opera, Omar shows us his view of Japan – the country that gave birth to his fresh creative groove....
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The Best Accessories for the Enthusiastic Smartphone Photographer

Whoever thought we would be taking credible photographs on the same device we call our Mom’s on? Well someone did, hence why smartphone photography has become its own popular sub-genre. With that, it’s hardly a surprise that tech companies have created a plethora of accessories to help boost your smartphone photography experience....
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