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Spyros Papaspyropoulos

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Spyros Papaspyropoulos is passionate about Photography, especially Street Photography. Because of that passion he considers himself a Street Photographer. If you would like to see his work you can also visit his Street Hunters Profile. He is co-founder of Street Hunters.

Inside Gareth Watkins Camera Bag - Bar No.189

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Inside Gareth Watkins’ Camera bag! (Bag No189)

“Hi there,

My name is Gareth Watkins, originally from the UK, I have spent most of my life in France. For many years I was a staff photographer for Reuters in Paris. After over 20 years in the press, I left the business in 2000. These days I take pictures for myself.

In news, we used big heavy cameras, Nikon F3’s in the film days and large Canon DSLR’s for digital with large zoom lenses. For my own work, I prefer lighter gear. I use Fuji Xpro2’s with 23mm F2 and 50mm F2 lenses, giving me 35mm & 75mm full-frame equivalent. I also have the 35mm F2 and 18mm F2. (50mm & 28mm).

My bag of choice is a Wotancraft Trooper medium and is kind of my man bag… with 2x cameras, batteries, and some SD cards in a case. It is a light set up I carry everywhere.

My camera bag contains:”

Patryk Stanisz's Camera Bag - Bag No.188

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Inside Patryk Stanisz’s Camera bag! (Bag No188)

“Hi, I am Patryk Stanisz,

36 years old street photographer and also a wedding photographer based in London. I have been living in the UK since 2012 but originally I come from Poland. 99% of my street photographs are about people. It is what interests me the most. Street photography is also a part of my daily training as a wedding photographer. Looking for interesting situations and moments on the street is a great joy. It also helps me to be always ready to shot any unpredictable moments. I love collecting photography albums. I am a photo book addict.

Here is what my bag includes:”

Pavlos Iakovidis Camera Bag - Bag No. 187

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Inside Pavlos Iakovidis’ Camera bag! (Bag No187)

“Hi Streethunters,

My name is Pavlos Iakovidis, and I am a 30 years old street photographer from Kozani, Greece. Now I live in Chania and I am on the streets for practice one year now. I started to shoot every Sunday but I realize everyday life is far more interesting for the concept that I want to follow! I like more the black & white style and I am trying to emphasize the photography that documents social life and human “aware” emotion in real-life. I don’t like to edit my photos a lot because I want to stay as real as possible. I like more to use my Lumix for portraits and I use my d7100 for open shots!

Contents of my bag:”

Niels Hanssens Camera Bag - Bag No. 186

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Inside Niels Hanssens’ Camera bag! (Bag No186)

“Hi Streethunters,

I’m Niels Hanssens from the Netherlands and live in Brussels. I’ve been into photography since I was ten but took up street photography in a more serious way about six years ago. Streethunters has been a source of inspiration from the start.

I like to shoot in my spare time in and around Brussels or when I travel for work. What I love about street photography is that it continuously challenges me to look for interesting compositions, lighting, layers, stories etc. Now that we’re obliged to stay indoors because of Covid-19, I realize how addicted I’ve become to my weekly street outings.

I started out with a Sony a6000 with a range of prime lenses but since I got a Ricoh GRii, that has become my preferred camera. I recently bought a secondhand Fuji X100 just for fun but still prefer my Ricoh.

Contents:”

Alessandro Cipriani's camera bag - Bag No.185

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Inside Alessandro Cipriani’s Camera bag! (Bag No185)

“Hi, Folks! 

I’m Alessandro Cipriani, an amateur photographer. I love the road and all the possibilities that SHE  the street (yes, because it is a sentient and living entity, a concrete entity) give me. The TIME. Stop him and contemplate him, that face, the movement of the hands, death; the power to block death, almost a divine being. 
 
After discovering analogue photography in its practical side (development and printing) and spending a few years with the Leica M7, I understood that the perfect system with which I would have been comfortable was the Leica M system,  I decided to sell a large part of my digital equipment and buy a Leica M9, a slow camera with many weak points but which fully reflects my photographic philosophy.
 
Contents:”

Featured street photo

Featured Street Photo by Gavin Bragdon

Gavin Bragdon is a Street Photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I have been following Gavin’s work for some time now and I have to say that I like how he uses light to tell his story. He is a master of Flash Street Photography, and this is not an understatement. Along with his brother Gareth, he is one of the best contemporary flash shooters out there at the moment. If you don’t know about Gareth we featured one of his photos a while back. Check it out. Also, be sure to follow the link to the website they share provides below. You will find some interesting work there. Gavin is a member of the Full Frontal Flash collective. Ha has taken part with his work in many exhibitions and has been a finalist in the MSPF 2015 street photography competition.

Edwin Feliu's Camera Bag

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Inside Edwin Feliu’s Camera bag! (Bag No184)

“Hello,

My name is Edwin Feliu and I’m a street photographer in San Diego, CA. I shoot film and digital and prefer compacts for street work. I think one should be aggressive and daring, but sometimes respectfully removed.

Items in my bag include:”

Featured street photo by Soumyendra Saha

Featured Street Photo by Soumyendra Saha

Soumyendra Saha is a prolific Street Photographer hailing from the streets of Kolkata, India. I recognise some of his photos, as I have stumbled upon them many times in various Social Media groups. As a photographer, Soumyendra Saha seems to have a keen eye for seeing order through chaos. This is a necessary skill if you are photographing often in the densely crowded roads of Kolkata. 

He has been shooting since 2014. While he is in love with contemporary street photography, he still respects and adheres to the older classic masters, his favourite being Henri Cartier-Bresson. According to his bio page on his website, his main objective is to time and frame interesting moments with a layer of abstract geometry. Also, he infuses his shots with humour, intrigue, and suspense thus portraying an otherwise “dying” city in a different light.

Inside Jeriel de Silos Camera Bag - Bag No.183

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Inside Jeriel de Silos’ Camera bag! (Bag No183)

“Good day!

I am Jeriel de Silos from the Philippines. I am a physician by profession and a street photographer by passion. I started shooting back in 2013 with a Sony NEX-5T. I consider photography as a means to relieve myself from the stress in practising my profession.
 
Now, for the contents of my bag:”

Featured Street Photo by Lionel Buffe

Featured Street Photo by Lionel Buffe

This time around we are featuring a photograph by Lionel Buffe. Buffe hails from Valenciennes, which is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. He shoots using a smartphone because he finds it to be a convenient and discreet camera that is always on him. All post-processing gets done on the phone. So his gear and studio fit entirely inside his pocket. 

By checking his body of work found online, I understand he is an enormous fan of the surreal and the mysterious. He enjoys playing with light, shadows and reflections in such a way that give his photos a unique feeling, a metaphoric stamp “by Buffe” one could say, a signature feel. This is the reason I chose one of his pictures for today’s feature.