Message to Readers: Because I will be away for a few days shooting a Street Hunt in Hamburg, I am posting the Street Photo of the week one day earlier. Also, the “What’s in your camera bag Street Hunter” post, will be posted a day later next week, on Tuesday, instead of a Monday. Thanks!
Street Photo of the week by Trent Parke
Trent Parke is a Street Photographer that lives in Adelaide. Besides being tremendously gifted, it is also worth noting that he is also the only Australian photographer that is a member of the elite Magnum Photos agency!
Throughout his photographic journey, Trent Parke has captured amazing moments. Photos that have paved the way to multiple awards and exhibitions. Trent Parke has won the prestigious W Eugene Smith Award for humanistic photography, the World Press Photo Awards 5 times, five Gold Lenses from the International Olympic Committee and the Canon Photo Essay Prize in the 2000 Sasakawa World Sports Awards. He has published his work in books and also his photos have been widely exhibited.
Both his B&W and colour Street Photography is inspirational at the least! Full of emotion, usually with a very strong protagonist. Lovely work on all levels. His B&W is mysterious, grainy and powerful. His colour images are mind blowing, vibrant, rich! But, I think that it is best if you visit his profile and check his work our for yourself.
The first thing that comes to mind when seeing this photograph is the word “Ghost”. It makes me wonder, just by looking at it, if this man is actually there or if he is simply an apparition. Upon closer inspection, I see that he is casting a shadow, so no, he can’t be made of ectoplasm, but WOW! He sure does look like a spectre! Trent Parke has managed to capture the single moment when the sun strikes upon the man so intently that it renders him white and “glowy”! The person on his right, is looking at him as if he is something extraordinary, but the figure in white is simply moving like he isn’t being noticed. In reality he is the centre of this moment. A bright light, glowing amongst the rest of the environment. An amazing shot by an experienced Street Photographer.
Thank you Trent Parke!
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.