Street Photo of the week by Mark Cohen
American born photographer who characteristically photographs people close-up, using a wide angled lens and a flash, mostly in black and white. Cohen frequently crops heads from the frame, concentrating on small details. His images are uncomfortable, intrusive and raw forcing the audience into an intimacy with the subject well beyond personal space and yet the harsh flash or composition neither warm nor sensual. By pulling on details rather than meandering through well told full image stories , Mark Cohen’s images virtually shout at the viewer ‘LOOK, LOOK AT IT’ whatever that ‘IT’ is, they are unequivocal in their demands.