Street Photo of the week by Anton Fortein
Anton Fortein is a Street Photographer from the UK. He is also one of the SHRC Moderators, single handedly curating the Topics For Discussion and the Print Exchanges! He is also a massive contributor to the Community. He submits photos, comments and shares his experiences. Everyone in the SHRC recognises that. He is a talented film shooter, with unmatched knowledge on emulsions, film behaviours, film development and a passionate artist! Anton has proven to be a valuable member of the SHRC, a huge motivator and a great guy! He shoots using a Ricoh GR1 mostly, a Nikon FM3, a Leica IIIa, a Contax 167MT and other interesting film cameras through which he has managed to achieve a unique style. I have reached the point where I can recognise images of Anton from a mile away! Crazy about Tri-X and B&W photography, Anton shoots mostly in B&W but drops in an occasional colour shot every once in a while just to disrupt the waters! Besides Moderating the SHRC, Anton has also written a guest blog post for the StreetHunters.net website called “Analogue in a digital age… why I shoot film”. You can learn about how he approaches Street Photography and film by reading that post. I highly recommend it!
You can see more of Anton Fortein’s photographic work on his GooglePlus account at https://plus.google.com/u/0/104126857963051978234/posts or on his Flickr account at https://www.flickr.com/photos/choose_life_hcb/. Anton also write his own blog posts on his personal blog at http://antonfortein.blogspot.gr/.
Oxford Circus sprint
Panning in Street Photography is not an easy task and in most cases it will turn out like a huge blur. The Street Photographer must know what they are doing, must understand the way his/her camera works. In this photo Anton has performed what in my eyes is a perfect panning / composition / pov shot! It is just perfect from any way one might look at it! The background is slightly blurred due to the panning effect, giving the viewer the sense of motion. The girl is sharp and frozen in mid run, with a sense of urgency upon her face, she is also perfectly isolated, seeming alone in Oxford Circus, something that is impossible to happen, but because of the excellent panning, seems so. Compositionally she is in the right thirds vertical, on the border of the two lower thirds of the picture (middle and left) and what makes this photo simply stunning as far as I am concerned is the white sky vs dark buildings that create a space in which the girl is the centre of attention. Everything is working in this photo. Simply fantastic!
Thank you Anton Fortein!
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