Message to Readers
Dear Readers hello,
It has been a while since the previous Street Photo of the week. The reason for this is that I have been very busy with lots of things, such as interviews, workshops, video editing, preparing the Streethunters Local Guide list and more.
So, I am borrowing a few lines from today’s post to tell you that due to my heavy schedule I can’t maintain “Street Photo of the week” on a weekly basis any more. I am sure that the regular followers of these posts have noticed that lately they have been coming in irregularly rather than once a week. So, I am officially renaming this weekly to “Featured Street Photo” and I will be posting it at least once a month to 4 times a month depending on my workload. Thanks!
Featured Street Photo by Kuba Jasionek
Kuba is a street photographer from Bielsko in Poland that is currently based in Munich in Germany. I found him in the Streethunters.net Readers Flickr group. He maintains a tumblr website and shares his work on Flickr too. I will provide you with the links to his work further below. Through some research I did on the web I found out that Kuba has been dabbling with photography since 2012 and since 2013 he has been shooting street / documentary – chasing for the candid moment and searching for stories in unposed situations of everyday street life. Other than that, I couldn’t find anything else.
So, Kuba if you are reading this man, please share some more info with us if you like. Kuba sent us the link to his personal website where you can read more about his work. Just visit www.kubajasionek.com for more info.
You can see more of Kuba Jasionek’s photography on his Flickr account at https://www.flickr.com/photos/kubajasionek/ or on his Tumblr site at http://prim35treet.tumblr.com/ and on ello at https://ello.co/prim35treet.
I love surreal photographs! I know, I keep saying this, but that is what I like. So when I see a photo that stands out for its surreal weirdness, I can’t resist sharing it with you all. Kuba has managed to pull on my ‘Batman’ strings here, pun intended of course. Just by looking at this scene, the hands with the black gloves and the big black watch and the bat shaped shadow of a kite in the sand how can I not think of Batman! This cognitive connection is what makes this photo tremendously interesting for me. Has Batman come to the beach to save the damsel in distress? Or has her child got lost in sea and Batman has come to save it? Amazing stories here. All elements in the photo make my imagination run wild.
Now, moving on to composition. I love the 3 horizontal lines and how all elements are placed within them. The thinner blue layer of sky on top, the second layer of sea including the woman, ending at the tip of Batman’s thumb and of course the golden sand layer at the bottom that includes the Batman hands and the shadow of the kite that is slashing the golden brown sand in the lower 3rd! Notice how the arms are positioned, creating a triangular shape that seems to be a perfect match for the triangular bat-like kite shadow that feels as if it is about to plug itself into the arms. Amazing work! Also, the picture wouldn’t be as good without the woman in the background. She balances out the composition and adds so much more to the story! What a rockin photo!!!
Thank you Kuba Jasionek!
About this feature,
As you know, every so often we feature a photograph of a Street Photographer on our website. The Street Photographer that is featured is selected by the Street Hunters team.