You might know Russian photographer Ilya Shtutsa for his playful street photographs mostly from Saint Petersburg, with layered compositions and humour. A while ago he started to post paintings on Facebook and they immediately intrigued me. The photographic elements in the paintings are very interesting and it makes me look at Ilya’s photography in a different way. I’ve asked him to write some words about this new work.
For 1,5 year I’ve been taking weekly photos of Amsterdam for a local newspaper. I’m endlessly cycling and walking through the city to find that one scene that stands out to me. Now I’ve decided to collect the images and make a book called ‘Chasing Amsterdam’.
For some StreetRepeat themes I get surprised with the amount of variations I find or receive from others. I usually feature extra images in the stories on Instagram but as they disappear after 24 hours, I’ll post them here as well. Enjoy!
I’m happy to share a selection from recently published street photography books.
Quite a few street photography competitions, festivals and open calls coming up in the next few weeks. The list will be updated. If you have a suggestion, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
This strange year is coming to an end and since StreetRepeat is all about trends, it’s time to look back at the account’s most popular images and themes of 2020.
For this festival I was part of the jury. Over the weekend we went through more than 2000 images and had to narrow it down to a certain amount of finalists. This image was one of the photos that stood out and I’m happy to see it winning the first place in the Singles Category. I was curious about the story behind this photo so I’ve asked the photographer, Max Sturgeon, to tell us more.
The Miami Street Photography Festival has announced its winners earlier this month. I also took a look at the finalist images and I’ve made a selection here with some words about why I like these pictures.
Street photography festivals are a great way to meet the community, given the fact that street photographers often work alone. It’s a perfect excuse to get together, discuss, see photography on the walls, listen to talks and drink beer.