In the new series called Self-Repeat I focus on self-repetition by individual photographers. It’s something we all come across in the proces of shaping our personal signature in photography. I’ve asked the photographers about two similar images that they took at different points in time, to learn why they recreated the same type of image and what it can tell us about their work in general.
It’s almost October which means that the Brussels Street Photography Festival is around the corner. The 4th edition of BSPF, taking place October 4-6, is organised by photographer Dani Oshi, and he and the team do an outstanding job exhibiting great work in multiple locations across the city, and putting on talks and discussions with interesting figures from the street and documentary genre.
These images of the hungry seagull are strikingly similar. What makes photographers approach a subject in a comparable way? Did they know the other images and what do they think when seeing all three next to each other on StreetRepeat?
These images of Brighton Beach are strikingly similar, each with the pole and the sea aligned. What makes photographers approach a subject in a comparable way? Did they know the other images and what do they think when seeing all three next to each other on Streetrepeat? Read what the three photographers have to say about it.
This is quite a fascinating theme to me. Not only did many photographers capture the same cat painting in the Moroccan village of Essaouira, they all captured it together with a seagull. It shows how much we are trained to create the same visual connections with different eyes, at different times. I’ve asked the photographers to share the story behind their image.