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Dmitry Stepanenko

NOTE: This is a Guest Blog post written by Timothy Lunn exclusively for www.streethunters.net.


‘A Window Covered with Raindrops’

Saul Leiter once said of his photography:

‘A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person.’

Dmitry Stepanenko

This fascination with windows – and by extension – reflections, is widely recognised as a hallmark of his work. Whether bending light or breaking it, reflections allowed Leiter to re-imagine his native New York as an abstract painting, conjuring up an artist’s vision of colour and shape.

Although he passed away in 2013, many present-day street photographers have followed his lead, using reflections to develop their own sense of the surreal. One contemporary inspired by Leiter’s work is Dmitry Stepanenko, a leading London street photographer, organiser of the London Street Photography Festival and Judge of the Miami Street Photography festival.

Featured street photo by Dmitry Stepanenko

Featured Street Photo by Dmitry Stepanenko

Dmitry Stepanenko is a Ukrainian Street Photographer from the city of Odessa. In 2010 he moved to the UK and found himself interested in street photography. Since then he has been shooting non stop. Now, 7 years later, Dmitry has proven to be an industrious person besides a talented street shooter. He is founder of the street photography collective called Momentum which he started in 2011 and is also a founding member of The Street Collective which began in 2013. He has exhibited his work in Russia, Europe and the USA and has participated in many street photography contests as both a photographer and as a judge. Dmitry also teaches workshops together with other members of The Street Collective, mostly in London, UK.