If you are at all familiar with the talented and successful editorial, commercial and street photographer Zack Arias, you know he isn’t one to mince words nor shy away from making incendiary claims, and after spending some quality time with Fuji’s new X100S in the streets of Istanbul, Arias’ resulting confidence has paved the way for yet another bold, bold statement; “The DSLR is dead.”
I never get tired of hearing the thoughts and photographic tid-bits from the renowned Leica-yielding, award-winning, NY street photographer by the name of Joel Meyerowitz – a true visionary whose contributions to the growth and acceptance to color photography will forever be recognized and applauded.
Very Reminiscent of Vivian Maier, an unassuming yet incredible street photography talent that chose to live a life of obscurity as a Chicago-based nanny rather than pursue a life in the arts, comes a similar tale of uncovered talent also stumbled upon only by chance.
Stanley Kubrick the Street Photographer: Candid 1940′s Subway Photographs Captured by the Acclaimed Director
Although Stanley Kubrick will forever be known by many as the accomplished and regarded film director responsible for classics such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining, fewer associate Kubrik as the young staff photographer for Look Magazine, getting his feet wet in the industry during the 1940′s.
In a series of images released by the Institute for the Study of Tolitarian Regimes in their publication entitled Prague Through the Lens of Secret Police, it seems as though Soviet-era Czechoslovakian secret police inadvertently contributed to the realm of street photography in an effort to crack down on crime.
Passion. Fascination. Motivation. Characteristics and values London-based street photographer Matt Stuart, like many others who partake in the craft, wears on his sleeve when immersed in the concrete jungle, capturing candid, but fleeting moments with his Leica stapled to his wrist.
Whether you call yourself an avid street photographer or whether you just occasionally dabble in the art form, documentaries like Chris Weeks’s film entitled Documenting the Human Condition are always a beneficial way to gain some perspective of how others, in this case, seasoned veterans, view, interact, and connect with the urban surroundings around them, which at its core is one of the most fundamental facets in becoming a great street photographer.
At 85 years of age, Len Speier has been blessed to live an eventful and productive life. From his stint in the armed forces to his time as a successful New York City trial lawyer, Speier has seen many things and has worn many hats, but one thing that has always remained constant, ever since his “late uncle Sam” gave him a film development kit at the age of thirteen, was his love for photography and the arts.