Welcome back to another summary of the week that was on the Streethunters.net website and social media channels. Previous weekly run-throughs can be found in the This Week archive pages of the website if you’ve got some catching up to do. For the time being, let’s crack on with This Week on Streethunters.net from the 2nd to the 8th October 2017!
We launched the week with a call to arms for entries for our October monthly theme contest ‘Shadows telling a story’. If you’ve got a powerful street photo that conveys a story through the use of shadows make sure you drop us a line and send it on through before the 25th October 2017. Remember, the prize for the winners of each of our monthly theme contests is a money-can’t-buy opportunity of a massive amount of online exposure for your winning photo and portfolio, so get submitting!
Our rummage through the Streethunters.net archives this week unearthed one of our earliest street photographer camera bags from back in 2014. From a pool of almost 150 entries spanning over 3 years Stephen Foster’s ‘bag’ has to still be one of our most minimal ever – containing only a Fuji X100S compact digital camera and a brace of spare batteries! Check it and Stephen’s short bio out here.
The choice for the Streethunters.net Facebook Group Cover photo this week was this amazing surreal street photo by Arnold Despi. Traditionally I’d associate Arnold with very colourful flash street photography (often shot at night) so it was a really great surprise to be able to enjoy a photo of his made during the daytime and with natural light – and what a result! This photo is so mysterious and arresting, and feels almost like something from a dream, brilliant work Arnold, thank you for submitting, and I am very envious!
Our ‘Featured Street Photo’ is a popular segment where Spyros Papaspyropoulos selects a great street photo he’s come across and describes just what it is about that photo that makes it special for him. The street shot he chose this week was a stunning photograph by the Italian street photographer Davide Albani, who is also the founder of the street photography collective EyeGoBananas. Make sure you dive into Spyros’ excellent write up and analysis of Davide’s photo to really get into the nitty gritty of what makes this lovely street photo tick!
It’s not a week on Streethunters.net unless we’ve had a good old rummage in the Streethunters.net Flickr Group to unearth some real gems for the photo pool. Our Flickr group is home to some of the finest street photos you’ll find anywhere online, shot by loads and loads of different street photographers from all different walks of life and from all around the world. It’s the holy grail of modern street photography – so make sure you check it out!
We ended the week in real style with one of our famous book reviews written by our expert street photography book reviewer Andrew Sweigart. For this edition of Streethunters Bookshelf, Andrew has devoured a photobook featuring the works of the relatively obscure and unknown photographer William Gedney. ‘Only the Lonely, 1955-1984’ is a retrospective packed with a selection of Gedney’s beautifully powerful street and documentary photography work shot across the USA and also in India. If, like many of us, you’re not familiar with this under-the-radar photographer, you owe it to yourself to give Andrew’s comprehensive review a read and admire Gedney’s photos. You’re sure to be very impressed by what you see!
For now we’ll call time on another week here at Streethunters.net! But, rest assured we’ve got a lot of great stuff heading your way next week, including the launch of the Street Hunt Video from the 3rd Annual Street Hunters Meeting in London, which is not one to miss! Remember, to stay right up to date with everything Streethunters.net-related you can subscribe to our email mailing list via the website signup box to the right, and find and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, G+, YouTube & Instagram. Until next week,
stay sharp and keep shooting!