Featured Street Photo

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Featured Street Photo by Ilya Shtutsa

Ilya Shtutsa is a street photographer from the East side of Russia. As a child Ilya was interested in photography. He used to photograph his everyday life, document the people of his community and capture his surroundings up until the age of 18 when for some unknown reason he suddenly lost his interest in photography and stopped using a camera all together. After that point Ilya Shtutsa moved on with his life unaware that 20 years later the lure of photography would draw him back in, and this time for good! From the point Ilya decided to start using a camera again he has never stopped, and by the looks of it will not lose interest in photography again. Now, he is a proud member of the Observe collective and a recognised street photographer amongst the members of the street photography community.

Photo of the week by Forrest Walker

Featured Street Photo by F.D. Walker

Forrest Walker, a.k.a F.D. Walker, a.k.a. Shooterfiles.com is an American Street Photographer from Portland, USA. Forrest is a talented and well travelled street photographer. When I say well travelled I mean it! His project is to travel and do street photography in 100 cities around the world. Besides shooting in all the cities he visits, he blogs about it too! Extensively! So, his blog is a very good resource if you are looking for tips concerning a city you might be interested in visiting to do Street Photography. So, Forrest is one of those people that not only shares his work with the world, but also shares his knowledge and experiences, giving back to the community valuable information for free that most of us would easily pay for. I for one understand the time and effort he puts into this project, not only because he is a personal friend of mine and I have an inside look into his adventures, but also because I know from first hand how hard it is to produce photos, travel and blog about it amongst other things.

Photo of the week by Dougie Wallace

Featured Street Photo by Dougie Wallace

This time we are featuring a photo by one of my most favourite contemporary Street Photographers, the illustrious Dougie Wallace. If you haven’t heard of Wallace, then you probably need to brush up on your contemporary street knowledge because this guy feels as if he is the natural evolution of Cohen, Gilden and Parr. He is a guru of Flash Street Photography. I find his technique just perfect. He uses the combination of his amazing artificial light tricks and ambient light sources and good composition skills to blast the living daylights out of the most unbelievably interesting characters you can imagine. When you look at Wallace’s work you feel that he has been everywhere and experienced everything and after each photo, you just want to see more and more and more!

Dougie became famous for the series of photos he shot outside Harrods in London. In case you don’t know what Harrods is, Google it, but the quick version is it is a posh shopping centre where rich people do their shopping. And when I say rich, I mean super rich, like lords, sultans, actors, etc. So Dougie has managed to make a massive collection of portraits and street scenes starring these very interesting people using a massive flash to illuminate every single detail of their personas.

Needless to say that Dougie Wallace’s work has been awarded, exhibited and published. He has published his work in books throughout the years which you can purchase by following the relevant links on his website.

Featured Street Photo by Kuba Jasionek

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.

Street Photo of the week by Gael Berthon

Street Photo of the week by Gaël Berthon

Gaël Berthon is a street photographer who is originally from Marseille and currently lives in Madrid, Spain. I was going through the Streethunters.net Readers Flickr group when the photo that we are featuring today captured my eye. I loved it and checked the name of the street photographer. I was pleased that I had made another discovery. Each time I find a new street photographer I feel invigorated and excited! It is a lovely feeling.

I didn’t have much info to work on for this piece so I had to do some extra research to find out more about Gaël. What I found out is that Gaël works in Technology and photography is one of his passions along with music. He uses the original Fujifilm X100 with an external flash sometimes. That is all I could really find out, so I think it is best if you check out his work for yourself and let his photos do the talking.

Street Photo of the week by Roy Rozanski

Street Photo of the week by Roy Rozanski

Roy Rozanski is an Israeli street photographer I discovered in the Streethunters.net Readers Flickr group. He shoots mostly in Tel Aviv, the capital of Israel. Tel Aviv is a small albeit vibrant city that is full of interesting characters and has amazing light most days of the year, so it is a perfect place to practice street photography. Roy likes capturing photographs as close as possible using wide angle lenses and small cameras. He takes advantage of the Tel Aviv light as best he can. Combined with his talent for street shooting and his keen eye he manages to produce amazing results.

As he himself mentions, he is inspired by great photographers such as Martin Parr and Elliot Erwitt and tries to channel their influence when creating his own work.

Roy could be characterised as an impulsive photographer who doesn’t like following rules. He admits that what interests him the most is to freeze moments in time that have a story to tell. Composing by following known rules, such as the rule of thirds, leading lines, etc take a back seat if it means taking an important shot.

Street Photo of the week by Michele Liberti

Street Photo of the week by Michele Liberti

Michele Liberti is an Italian street photographer from Naples who has been shooting in the streets since 2008. He is a surrealist photographer, always looking for the odd, the surreal, the out of the ordinary image.

He is a member of the Eye Go Bananas street photography collective. We have featured another member of this collective on the Street Photo of the Week feature, Riccardo Cattaneo.

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Street Photo of the week by Paweł Piotrowski

Paweł Piotrowski is a street photographer from Poland and specifically from Oleśnica. Besides being a photographer, Paweł is also a graphic designer and illustrator, so it is easy to say that he is a natural creative, a restless soul seeking to communicate visually through drawings, designs and photos.

Paweł’s work has been exhibited numerous times and also published in various photographic magazines and websites. He has also been the receiver of quite a few awards and honourable mentions for his photography.

I am happy to say that I discovered Paweł through our ever growing Streethunters.net Flickr Group that is full of stunning images by many talented street photographers. If you haven’t visited our group yet, I highly recommend you do.

Photo of the week by Suresh Naganathan

Street Photo of the week by Suresh Naganathan

This week we are sharing a photo by Indo-Swiss street photographer Suresh Naganathan. Suresh is currently based in Mumbai, India. As an artist he aims to show the connections between people and their surroundings and his connection as a photographer with his subjects.

Suresh is work is highly interesting. As I see it, he goes for surreal moments, awkward situations, humorous concepts and has an eye that can see things other people can’t. Even though I don’t know him personally, I am pretty sure that when he is out and about, he zones in and sees everything in slow motion, giving him the power to “predict” the unfolding of events. That is a talent that you either have or don’t. There isn’t much information readily available about Suresh online, but we did manage to discover some links for you.

Photo of the week by Chu Viet Ha

Street Photo of the week by Chu Việt Hà

I always enjoy discovering new Street Photographers that produce great photos! I enjoy it even more when I discover them through our Streethunters.net Flickr group! Today, it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you Chu Việt Hà from Hanoi, Vietnam, originally from Bac Ninh. Unfortunately he is another “mystery” Street Photographer, meaning that there is not so much information about him online, other than his photos, so I can’t really say much about him other than that his work speaks for itself.