An overview of print sales that are being organised in order to support various charities in and for Ukraine.
I’ve recently published my first photo book called Chasing Amsterdam, a collection of street photos that I took for a Dutch newspaper’s weekly ‘City Life’ column between 2020 and 2021. As I’ve learned much from this process I’d like to share my experience in 15 steps.
As this year is coming to an end, I’ve collected some books that were published in or around 2021.
As you might know I have a thing for repetitions and similarities. Therefore I like to follow other Instagram accounts that focus on patterns of our visual culture. Here are a few.
Asking permission or not, it’s a dilemma in street photography. I never used to ask people if it was ok to photograph them. Moreover, I almost didn’t make any contact. When people would confront me, I’d say that I’m doing a completely legal thing. My approach has changed a bit in the last few months.
In these times, when we spend much more time at home, deliberately or not, we often have more time to revisit our existing work and sometimes even to reinvent it. Some photographers start to edit series, combine old and new work. Others recreate their images by using collage or mix photography with another art form like painting. Spanish photographer Antonio García reacts to the current view of many cities by erasing all humans and animals from his images. The result is an eerie look into the old and the possibly new world.
The last couple of weeks we’ve been seeing multiple visual patterns belonging to this new type of reality we are living in. Empty streets and squares, animals roaming in cities (real and fake), the balcony culture, pictures of politicians next to planes with medical equipment, stuffed animals behind windows and many more. As I’ve always been an Easter fan, I’m very much into this new decoration hit: the protected eggs. Happy Easter to all!
100streetphotographsforpesaro is an initiative by photographer Alessandro Rocchi and the municipality of Pesaro in Northern Italy. Photographers can donate a print for 100 euro, raising money for the Marche Nord hospital in Pesaro.