As this year is coming to an end, I’ve collected some books that were published in or around 2021.
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.
I’m happy to share a selection from recently published street photography books.
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.
Founded in 2017 by Marco Savarese, Eyeshot started off as a magazine, well-edited and beautifully printed, shipped worldwide. But Marco has bigger plans for Eyeshot and one of them is becoming reality: being the first independent street photography book publisher. Read about the process, the challenges, choices of photographers and further dreams for Eyeshot Magazine.
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.
This month one of the leading Dutch weekly magazines, Volkskrant Magazine, published two spreads about StreetRepeat with lots and lots of images.
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.
Formed out of a private Facebook group, the Little Box Collective is the newest large collective with 18 members from all around the world. How do they differ from the existing collectives? And what does it mean for a photographer to be part of a collective?