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Friday Street Photo

Street Photo of the week by Mark Powell

Mark Powell is an American Street Photographer from Detroit. At the moment of this writing he lives and works in Mexico city!

Powell is a published photographer and widely recognised for his work. He has published 2 books! “Very Important Person” in 2006 and the other one is freshly released and is called “Open at Noon”. His work has also been included in the must have “Street Photography Now” book by Thames and Hudson that was published in 2010. His photography has been exhibited in many countries, including England, Japan, Holland, Spain, Mexico and the USA, in galleries and prestigious museums.

In my opinion, Mark’s work is fascinating! Each one of his photos has a story to tell. Every single picture can be interpreted in many ways. All of them are smart and witty, just great to look at! He loves colours and from what I notice they play an important role in his compositions. He has a great understanding of light and composition that is apparent at first glance.

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Street Photo of the week by Salvatore Matarazzo

Salvatore Matarazzo is a charismatic Street Photographer from Italy that lives and works in Viareggio, Tuscany. Since being a young boy, Savlatore has been very interested in photography. This is a passion that was passed on to him by his father. He was so passionate about the art that he stopped attending school to focus 100% on what captivated his interest more than anything in life. Photography. Since then he has worked as a photographer for magazines and newspapers. He shoots anything that interests him. Furniture, Interior decoration, Photojournalism and of course his greatest passion of all Street Photography. According to Salvatore himself:

“Street photography is definitely my calling and the best way to express my personal skills and craft.”

Salvatore Matarazzo is also a member the inspiring Elephant Gun collective.

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Street Photo of the week by Yiannis Yiasaris

Yiannis Yiasaris is a Street Photographer that is based in Melbourne, Australia and is originally from beautiful Thessaloniki, Greece. Yiannis joined the SHRC this month, however he has been a very active member and each and every photograph he has shared is at least stunning. The magic sauce behind Yianni’s great shots are the perfect understanding of ultra wide angle lenses in Street Photography. If you have tried shooting street with ultra wide glass, you have surely noticed how hard it is to get a decent composition. The reason is that it feels as if the camera is sucking everything in, even unwanted elements. So, to get a good photo with ultra wide, you have to have had loads of practice and you have to be a very good composer with strong design principles. This is what Yiannis is and for this reason we have chosen one of his stunning images to share with you all today.

Street Photo of the week by Martin Parr

Martin Parr is a giant, a legend of contemporary Street Photography. A disruptive force that changed the way many people understood the art. Ever since he first started using colour, he has created ripples in the photographic community. He has been embraced by many and not accepted by many others. At least that is what it used to be for mr. Parr in the early days when he was establishing his style. Now, he is the undisputed magician that can turn anything mundane or kitsch into a beautiful composition, an interesting and memorable photograph. In my opinion he is one of the most influential figures of Street Photography.

Martin Parr loves to take photos of everyday life. Being a resident of England he has dedicated himself to capture the Englishness that surrounds him. But mr. Parr doesn’t confine himself to England and the English only. He is a world travelled photographer with a large collection of photos from countless locations. All of his photos have his unique style that make them so distinguishable.

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Street Photo of the week by Fábio Costa

Fábio Costa is a multitalented artist, an Art Director and a Street Photographer that lives in Paris France. He is originally from Brazil and has been taking photographs since 2005 non stop. His Street Photography is mostly in colour and has a characteristic feel to it, especially the photos that he has shot that look misty and cloudy. He is part of the well known Street Photographers collective. You can visit his personal page to view more of his photos. He enjoys playing with contrast and his images are mostly about light vs shadows. Bright photos with vibrant colors against deep, black shadows that help his subjects pop out or sink away into the darkness, depending on what Fábio wants to achieve. In addition, he makes photos that are surreal, sometimes dreamy, clever and you can tell just by spending 5 minutes on his flickr page that he has a very, very sharp eye!

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Street Photo of the week by Chuck Patch

Before I stumbled upon Chuck Patch’s work I hadn’t heard of him. Looking through his flickr photostream I wondered to myself why I don’t know of this guy? His work is great! So I looked further and found myself enjoying the experience. As I scanned through the amazing colour photographs of Chuck Patch I reached a point where I got an odd black and white photo here and there. Upon first glance it didn’t strike me as something I should focus on, but when I looked again I noticed that those black and whites were old. They looked like 1970s old! So that is when I popped over to his Flickr profile page to read a little more about him. It turns out Chuck has been shooting for years and years! He is a very experienced photographer and he has a huge collection of interesting black and whites from the 1970s that he shares on a dedicated tumblr account. Back to his Flickr stream.

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Street Photo of the week by Fabrice Balossini

Fabrice Balossini is an artist from Paris, France. He draws, paints, photographs and makes photo montages. During his youth he lived in Rome, Italy and got influenced a lot by great artists he met, such as Fellini Francesco Rosi and writers Alberto Moravia, Italo Calvino and Luigi Malerba. Fabrice studied under huge names of modern art and has since learned many wonderful techniques that he now applies to his paintings and his photography. Since 2006 his characteristic work has been exhibited and discovered by collectors and connoisseurs. From 2007 and onwards, Fabrice has been passionate about Photography and has made some amazing photographs and photo montages that are worth taking a look at.

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Street Photo of the week by Luigi Caruso

Luigi Caruso is a Street Photographer that is based in London, UK. He is originally from Italy and when he is not shooting on the Streets he works as a Marketing Executive. Luigi has been a member of the SHRC (StreetHunters.net Readers Community) since the very begining and has been a constant contributor by sharing his images and commenting on other members posts. He likes participating in various fun things we do from time to time and has already met a few of the other SHRC members for Street Hunts. He shoots both Film and Digital and his favourite time to hit the Streets according to him is just before it get’s dark. If you like, you can check out the content’s of Luigi’s camera bag on the relative post.

Photo of the week by Robert Doisneau

Street Photo of the week by Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau is one of the most talented and amazing photographers that has ever lived. Period. He was an active Street Photographer for more than 60 years, more than most others and his work depicts the evolution of the modern world from the early 1930s all the way up until the end of the 20th century, in the mid 1990s. His photographs of France are iconic, they are epic. You have certainly seen one or more of them in your lifetime even if you don’t know that he was the photographer that made the shot. He was creative, innovative, funny, brave and daring. He would take the photo of a funny situation just as passionately as he would photograph the fighters of the French resistance in the barricades during WWII. He would capture the magic, playful moments of children, just as well as the sensational look of a beautiful woman. He would be there to snap the moment, to forever record scenes that are now part of European Modern History.

Photo of the week by Yanidel

Street Photo of the week by Yanidel

Yanick Delafoge or as he is better know as Yanidel, is an international Street Photographer that has been shooting in the streets for quite some time. Originally from Orbe, Switzerland Yanidel now resides in central Argentina. When he first got interested in Street Photography he was in Paris, where he captured moments for four years. He has a very large portfolio from the capital of France with some beautiful images. After that 4 year period of shooting Paris ended, he decided to go around the world in 80 weeks with the primary goal of shooting Street Photography. His travels took him to Myanmar, India, Cuba, Turkey, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Venice, Thailand, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and finally Argentina. During his trips he managed to take many photographs and his overall portfolio grew in both quantity and quality.

According to Yanidel himself:

I consider myself part of the Humanist tradition yet, diverging from a purely documentary approach, I try to give a surrealist and lyric dimension to the little facts of our daily life, trying to blend in some humour and a positive spin from time to time.

Yanidel has had his work exhibited and has been interviewed many times by blogs and magazines. He has also released a book, that you can read about on his website. Besides being a talented and prolific Street Photographer, Yanick Delafoge is in my opinion one of the most influential Street Photographers I know of. I have written about him previously in my blog post “The 10 most Influential Active Street Photographers”. The amount of photographs he has to share and the free knowledge he gives away on his website is priceless. Yanidel’s was the first Street Photography blog I had ever found on the web that had such useful content.