The Social Experiences of Street Photography

All images by Chris Leskovsek. Used with permission.

“Black and white also helps with this as it strips the photo from unnecessary and distracting information.” says photographer Chris Leskovsek about his love of black and white street photography. “We live in an over informed society, so I try to keep it as simple as possible it is to me.”

Chris is a Chilean born Designer and Photographer, currently living and working in Auckland, New Zealand. He’s a graphic designer and took up photography partially as a tool for him to explore his surroundings. When photographing his subjects, he loves chatting and interacting with the people he photographs though he loved the idea of being the invisible photographer for a really long time.  It shows in his work as he’s been featured on The Huffington Post, Japan Camera Hunter, Olympus Magazine, D-Photo, ProPhotographer as well as in NZ Geographic Magazine.

And beyond that, he loves small cameras and comes across as incredibly real and candid about his work.

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On Being an Invisible Photographer

Alex Wroblewski.

A strange, yet calming aspect of photography is relegating oneself to the invisible. Some of the best images come when the photographer is unseen, just another part of scenery that the subject sees or perhaps doesn’t see, but doesn’t consciously recognize. Photography can be collaborative, but it is in some cases a lonely pursuit. You go out with your camera and take images as only you can see them, and then you go home to edit those images on your computer. It’s you with the world and then you with the screen towards some type of end. You are the author of these images, but that authorship in certain genres is predicated on being unseen, on being invisible, though that invisibility isn’t as obvious as you might think.

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