PhoS Athens 2017 – A free street photography festival in Athens in November 2017
We’re continuing the countdown to the PhoS Athens street photography event – a free street photography event taking place in Athens between the 10th and 12th November 2017 which Streethunters.net is helping to organise! Last week we brought you the announcement of the official programme for the PhoS street photography festival, which will include presentations, portfolio reviews, workshops, photowalks, exhibitions, and more! As well as all these events, one of the most hotly anticipated aspects of PhoS Athens has been the street photography photo contests held in the run-up to the festival. Read on for more…
On the 21st of August 2017 my summer adventure began! It was the day I travelled to the UK for the 3rd Annual Street Hunters Meeting and so much more. I knew deep in my heart that I was going to have a great time, but it turned out to be so much better than what I had imagined. In all honesty it was one of the best weeks of my recent life and what made it so amazing was all the wonderful friends who showed me so much love, fun and support. To show my appreciation to them, I decided to write a longer than usual blog post because I would like to share with you, dear Readers, the importance of friendship and to express my gratitude towards street photography for giving me the opportunity to meet up with old friends and to make many, many new ones. Because what photography is all about is true life experiences and recording those moments and keeping them forever. So thank you photography for opening up this whole new world of friendships and opportunities for me.
We’re in a privileged position here at Streethunters.net in that we’re lucky enough to see a lot of different street photos from loads of photographers all the time. Just a quick browse through our Flickr or Facebook group gives you an example of the great work we get to enjoy on a daily basis. But what really gets our creative juices flowing is when we see a street photographer who not only pushes themselves out of their comfort zone, but also goes a step further and creates a set of photos that combine together to form something cohesive and powerful. We’re talking of course about street photographers creating projects. The particular project that caught our interest in this instance came from Tarik Ahmet, who dropped us an email to tell us about his experience on an epic 24 hour street hunt on the London Underground. Intrigued? You bet we were! Read on for our Streethunters.net interview with Tarik discussing the finer points of his crazy project.
Thomas Ludwig the face of COSYSPEED and Xavier El Javo Buendia one of the Streethunter.net Readers and myself all stayed at the same hotel. So we arranged to have breakfast together that morning and then head out to meet the rest of the Street Hunters that would be joining.
On the 18th of August I visited the city of London, UK for the 2nd Annual Street Hunters Meeting. This time round we held two official events thanks to our sponsor COSYSPEED. I had an amazing time meeting new street hunters and taking photos in one of the most amazing cities on this earth. There are so many things to do and experience in London. I think it is perfect for street shooting and if you live there you should know that you are very, very lucky! I was shooting non stop from Friday morning the 19th of August all the way until I flew home Sunday night the 21st. I covered over 60 km of walking distance during that time and I think I drunk more pints of beer than I can remember. Some of you might know I am into fitness and stuff, so all this walking gave me the perfect excuse to enjoy my favourite English Beers & Ales and Irish Stouts. I mean, I was in the UK after all. If I didn’t have plenty of beer in various pubs I would be missing out on half the fun right?
I am so excited because the time for the 2nd Annual Street Hunters Meeting is nearing and in less than 18 days I will be in beautiful London once more to meet up with you guys.
This time the Annual Street Hunters Meeting is going to be sponsored by our friends at COSYSPEED and because of their generous gesture we will be spicing things up! As we mentioned in our previous post “Announcing the 2nd Annual Street Hunters meeting” besides the meeting event, we will also be conducting a FREE Street Photography workshop for beginners for 5 lucky Streethunters.net Readers! This workshop will take place on the morning of the 19th of August. All places are reserved but if you feel like sending in a request, please do so. There is a waiting list that will be activated if anybody cancels.
During the workshop which will last 5 hours we will look at all the basics of Street Photography, including composition, lighting, techniques and attitude, and we will also discuss how to choose the photos you are to share/publish. The workshop will be hands on, meaning there will be no “indoor theory” time, just shooting in the streets and talking about what we love most. All participants and everyone on the waiting list will be receiving the workshop schedule/plan in the next few days so everyone knows exactly what we will be doing. It is going to be great fun!
Last year we decided to hold the 1st Annual Street Hunters Meeting in London. Needless to say we had a blast, we made many new friends and we all learned a thing or two by exchanging stories, tips and tricks. It was a whole day event lasting from the morning until the evening. Personally it was one of the best days of my life as a Street Photographer!
A year has passed and it is time for us to meet again. We put lots of thought into the city we should meet in, but after researching flights and access to various major European cities, logic dictated that we repeat our meetup in London. London is the European city with easiest and cheapest access on average. People from all over the world can visit since it is a hub for flights from nearly everywhere. It is massive, diverse, impressive, ever-changing and full of life. So, for the time being at least, it looks like we will be sticking to London for the Annual Street Hunters Meetings.
The time for the release of the Street Hunt video filmed during the 1st Annual Street Hunters Meeting in London is close. Only a few days away. We are planning on releasing the video on Wednesday. More than 4 hours of video have been squeezed into 41 minutes. We have tried to keep the most important and meaningful moments, along with lots of action with off camera flash photography. We will be mentioning more about the video during the actual video release. We will not say more at this moment so we don’t spoil the experience.
This past weekend I visited the city of London in the UK, to film a Street Hunt video and to attend the 1st Annual Street Hunters Meeting. I stayed for 3 nights and had an amazing time! London is a versatile city, full of many amazing characters. At first I was overwhelmed by its size and I felt like an ant in the sea, but soon I adjusted and with the help of the rest of the Street Hunters I managed to get in sync with the vibe of London! All in all I shot in the streets for 2 full days (Saturday and Sunday) and during that time I covered 30 km of walking distance that I managed to cover in a total of 18 hours. I didn’t break my Hamburg 22 hour record in 2 days, but still I felt like I burned off 1 week’s worth of calories!