Street, Local (B/W)
I was so immersed by the works of Andre Kertesz that only in late 08, I took a serious liking in B/W photography. There and then I realised the gritty realism of monochrome images seems to speak more clearly than colour ever could with its tones and textures.
Many think street shooting means shooting pictures of people in public. Pictorially it’s not wrong, but a good street shot should carry a visual statement and meaning, in a way runs parallel to photojournalism. Street photography is generally done candidly (without permission and without knowledge of your subjects). However I personally don’t think that street photography has to be candid. You can ask for permission when taking a photograph of a stranger. I don’t think just because a photo is candid makes it any better than a photo with permission. The most important thing in street photography is to capture emotion, humanity, and soul. Wong Maye-E, our home grown photojournalist photographer working with Associated Press, remain a source of learning for me. Her style stands out amongst many others worthy of emulating.
The choice in politics isn't usually between black and white. It's between two horrible shades of gray”…..Lord Thorneycroft
When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls!.....Ted Grant
The most important lens you have is your legs…..Ernst Haas
A good photograph is knowing where to stand…..Ansel Adams
Chuck Beehneron October 5, 2009
you have a lot of wonderful captures here ,nicely done! (photosbypaula)
Blizzardon August 6, 2009
Ah yes your photo work is a a delight and to view , it has true inner meaning
Blizzardon April 4, 2009
excellent work all original
and composed expertly
Calaveraon November 5, 2008
Nice gallery with some interesting compositions.
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