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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.

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Street Photo of the week by Justin Sainsbury

Justin Sainsbury is a Street Photographer from Brighton, UK. He is interested in photographing split seconds of the English and their culture in a way that a story can be born. By taking a closer look at his work I think that he wants to make photos that, from what I understand, radiate the “Englishness” of his subjects through those split second stories. For more about what “Englishness” is, you should check out Martin Parr’s “Think of England” on YouTube.

Justin explains what he is interested in finding when shooting street in his own words on his website, where he says:

” I’m mainly interested in the English disposition and how this is played out in leisure time. Without the before and after, a picture (frozen in time) has the potential to change what really happened. To me, this triggers an emotional response that is all the stronger if it proves whimsical, irreverent or plain absurd ”

Justin uses colour, shadows, fast shutter speeds and clever compositions to make photos that have their own latent fictional stories, stories that derive from everyday situations.

Justin Sainsbury’s work has been published in magazines, featured on websites, and exhibited in festivals and galleries. He has been interviewed about his work and is well known amongst fellow Street Photographers.

khakistan by Chris Farling

Street Photo of the week by Chris Farling

Chris Farling is from Chicago and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. He is a charismatic Street Photographer that enjoys observing, discovering and capturing life in the streets. According to Chris, Street Photography is an improvisational art, much like Jazz. That is what makes it different to the other genres of photography. You can’t know what will show up in front of you, you have to learn to anticipate everything and anything. Here at Street Hunters we agree 100% with that point of view. Street Photography is as Chris says in his own words “an honest way of actively living in the world.”

Street Photo of the week by Ksenia Tsykunova

Ksenia Tsykunova’s work is amazing! Her images are one of a kind. She is from Moscow and she was born in 1986. She has won 2nd place in the Miami Street Photography festival. That is a big deal if you consider that Bruce Gilden is the judge along with Alex Webb and more amazing legends of Street. Before she got into Street Photography, Ksenia was studying social and economic geography of the USA and also doing some short film directing. Her passion for photography started in 2012 and since then she continues to grow and share with us amazing photography.

Photo of the week by Blake Andrews

Street Photo of the week by Blake Andrews

Blake Andrews is an icon of contemporary Street Photography. He is originally from Berkeley California and now is situated in Eugene, Oregon. He has been shooting since 1993 non stop. His photos are storytelling, unique and have a style that you come to recognize after studying his work for a while. Blake has been interviewed numerous times, has been published in LENSCRATCH and LPV Magazine and is widely recognised in the Street Photography community as one of the leading figures of the art. He is a member of the “in public” collective. Blake Andrews does not only share his amazing photographic work. He also loves writing about his experiences in his blog, he interviews other photographers, analyses ideas he has and offers visitors a rich and enlightening experience through his words. As for his work it is widespread amongst various websites, blogs and tumblrs. We have gathered a few links we would like to share with you below.

Featured Dwarka India 2012 by Maciej Dakowicz

Street Photo of the week by Maciej Dakowicz

This week we are featuring a photograph of a Street Photographer that is truly gifted. If you like Street Photography books and Photography books in general, you might already know of Maciej Dakowicz and his really great book Cardiff After Dark. If you don’t know of Maciej, he is from Poland and he is a creative individual with a background in Computer Science. Currently he is a traveller, a gallerist and most importantly a Photographer. He is a member of collectives In-Public and Up-Posed and also the photography agency The Wideangle. Maciej’s work is well known in the wider Street Photography community and has been exhibited many times all over the world. His work has been published in books, websites and papers and he is recognised as one of the world’s current leading Street Photographers. On a photographic level he is mostly interested in documentary, travel and street photography. If you feel like you would like to learn from Maciej Dakowicz, he also teaches Street Photography workshops.

Photo of the week Mark Cohen

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.

Featured Escalating Down by Edward Conde

Street Photo of the week by Edward Conde

Edward Conde is a Street Photographer that is based in Los Angeles, California that enjoys capturing life around him and images that interest him. He is a highly active member of our Private StreetHunters.net Readers Community on GooglePlus and a real awesome guy and for that we consider ourselves lucky to interact with him on a daily basis. Besides awesome, he is talented and makes amazing photos when he hits the streets. Edward has something that is unique to his style of work, or at least it is unique for me. He shoots his photos and then edits them completely and only on his iPad. He doesn’t post process his photographs on a PC or Mac, even if he is in the IT Industry. No. His style of processing is all done by touch. Edward is very generous because he shares his techniques about post processing on the iPad with the world on his blog called Digital Chemicals.

Photo of the week LA by Rinzi Ruiz

Street Photo of the week by Rinzi Ruiz

Rinzi Ruiz is a Street Photographer that lives and works in Los Angeles California. He comes from a strong artistic background, having studied arts and also having worked in the creative industry of graphics and animation for many years. This strong background has equipped Rinzi with the skills he so eloquently uses in his Street Photography. Beautiful compositions, excellent balance of light and shadows, a large understanding of colour and a knowledge of aesthetics, make Rinzi Ruiz’s photography simple beautiful. His work moves and thrills and makes the eye wonder. Details are subtle but important to the composition of each photo. Everything is carefully taken into account. Nothing is left to chance in my opinion. Graphic designers love perfection and even though Rinzi is now a full time Photographer, he has that love for perfection in his DNA.

Street Photo of the week by Shane Gray

Shane Gray is an amazing Street Photographer that is based in the Mega City of New York as he himself calls it. Shane is originally from the UK. He was a resident of London for 10 years before he moved to New York around 4 years ago. He loves photographing New Yorkers and everything that goes on in that amazingly busy part of the world. His photos are full of energy, motion, emotion and smart details that make the viewer want more and more and more! I personally went through his website’s photos twice and I still haven’t had enough of them. His images are just smashing! Shane is part of the http://www.street-photographers.com/ collective.