Featured Street Photo by Julie Hrudova
Julie Hrudova is a Czech photographer from Prague who is currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Currently she works as a photo editor for RTL news. She has a BA in Media & Culture and a MA in Film & Photographic Studies. Her work has been published in various magazines and websites and exhibited all around the world. Julie has also won the 2017 EyeEm Street Photography award and has competed in quite a few competitions. In my opinion her work leans towards the surreal and as you all know, I really like surreal street photography so naturally her photographs grabbed my interest.
Another thing that was of interest to me is the project Julie has started on Instagram, called StreetRepeat. StreetRepeat is an Instagram account curated by her that basically is dedicated to similarities in street photography. According to Julie, in street photography one can recognise patterns within the genre. She has been collecting these similarities for a while now. About a week ago when we got in touch she shared some info with me about the project. To quote her she said
“I’m not judgemental about the repetition, I’m trying to post photos that are interesting on their own, but also work well within a certain theme. Each time I post three images by different photographers, with one mutual theme.”
Check out StreetRepeat for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below.
You can see more of Julie Hrudova’s photography on her Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/juliehrudova/ or if you prefer her Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/hrudography/ and also on her website at http://www.juliehrudova.com/.
On first glance I get the following plausible story when looking at this photograph. Three girls, on a picnic or just out in the country, possibly by a lake or river, about to chill solving crosswords and reading books while getting a sun tan. The mood is great, the girls are happy. One of them is about to put a towel down, while the other is expressing her joy by running and jumping in the background, while the third girl, our photographer, is capturing this memory with a single snap.
Compositionally, the 3 layers provide a really good sense of depth to the image. Layer one is black bag and crossword, layer two is girl with towel and layer three is girl jumping. The colours are also perfect. The image is basically made of greens, blues and beige/brown with the exception of a little piece of red cloth showing through the black handbag. Another very important element that gives life to this image and sets the atmosphere of general happiness is the motion of the two girls and that of the towel. Both the jumping girl and the towel have been captured mid air giving a sense of a light-hearted feeling to the image. A carefree, playful tone is set making the image affect the viewer in a very positive way. I could really go on about this photo for hours, but I will try not to overdo it. The bottom line is that I really like it and I think it is worth being featured on www.streethunters.net! So there you have it. Excellent work Julie!
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.