Street Photo of the week by Fábio Costa
Fábio Costa is a multitalented artist, an Art Director and a Street Photographer that lives in Paris France. He is originally from Brazil and has been taking photographs since 2005 non stop. His Street Photography is mostly in colour and has a characteristic feel to it, especially the photos that he has shot that look misty and cloudy. He is part of the well known Street Photographers collective. You can visit his personal page to view more of his photos. He enjoys playing with contrast and his images are mostly about light vs shadows. Bright photos with vibrant colors against deep, black shadows that help his subjects pop out or sink away into the darkness, depending on what Fábio wants to achieve. In addition, he makes photos that are surreal, sometimes dreamy, clever and you can tell just by spending 5 minutes on his flickr page that he has a very, very sharp eye!
You can see more of Fábio Costa’s photographic work on his flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/fagu/ on his website http://fagu.500px.com/home and of course on his dedicated page on the Street Photographers website at http://www.street-photographers.com/author/fabiocosta.
Once again I had a very, very hard time choosing the photo I wanted to share with you all. I narrowed my selection down to 10 images, then to 5, then to 3 and then I got stuck. I just decided to follow my gut and go with this one, because it spoke to me more that the others I had chosen and well, it was so very unique, like nothing I had seen before. This photograph has been made in Amsterdam in 2012. When looking at it we can see exactly what seems like a person with a head made of flowers looking through books. The distraction of the bright light from outside doesn’t let the viewer focus right away on what he/she is looking at. It took me a while to figure this one out and then once I had I was trying to see how on earth was that plant standing there. After another short while I noticed that the brown thing on his / her shoulder was actually the plant’s stalk. The person in the photo is holding a flower pot that is hidden from view in the plastic bag. That is why what is happening doesn’t register immediately. This is a one of a kind, never to be seen again photo. Enjoy it!
Thank you Fábio Costa!
About this weekly feature,
As you know, every Friday we feature a photograph of a Street Photographer on our website. The Street Photographer that is featured is selected by the Street Hunters team.