Masters of Street Photography (Ammonite Press, 2019) invites sixteen contemporary street photographers to share images and insights into their creative process in the form of Q&A-style interviews. It’s a likeable release that stands out as a handbook for aspiring street-shooters, but there’s a few shortcomings that keep it from being an essential street compendium.
A few months ago Grant Scott, the founder of United Nations of Photography, invited me make a short recording of ‘what photography means to me’. Quite a challenge as, like most people, I’m scared of listening back to recordings of myself.
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.
We are happy to have Bas Losekoot, Dutch artist and photographer, on board for this interview. Losekoot lives and works in Amsterdam, but travels around the world to photograph the streets of megacities like New York, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Lagos for his project Out of Place. As he is researching human behaviour in public space, we discuss the issue of personal space, the choreography of people in an urban environment, the position of the photographer and Losekoot’s own state of mind when he photographs others.
As an account about repetitions we are very fond of other theme-based accounts on Instagram. This week we are doing a takeover at Peoplesleepingintheworld and therefore we’ve curated a selection of our favourite Sleeping People photographs to date.
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.
The second edition of the Italian Street Photo Festival took place last weekend, and it was once again a successful event. Its organisers succeeded in creating a warm atmosphere, almost as if it was a big family that comes together once a year. We share some memories in photos.
The winners of World Press Photo 2018 were announced in Amsterdam this weekend. A lot of the nominated and winning photographers joined the World Press Photo Festival to present their work and exchange views with editors, jurors and others from the industry during panel talks. They passionately discussed important themes such as the ‘politics of representation’ or ‘the impact of a story on an individual’. Here is our selection of the winning images.
In this Instagram series we dig into the world of likes and followers. Photographers with a larger following describe their Insta beginnings, the importance of their audience and more. This week it’s time for Merel Schoneveld, who has been shooting street for just two years.