Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Street Photography Now (IX): Joel Meyerowitz

b. New York City, lives in New York City (p131)

'Human behaviour means something different when you have seen the repetitions year after year. The photographer I am today has a different energy and attitude and understanding of what street life, or life in general, means'.

'Every photographer needs to do it for themselves. It's a way of discovering what the worlds looks like - no one can do that for you'.

Thames & Hudson

Jardim de São Lázaro
(The untrimmed beard)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Docs (V) - Everybody Street

Everybody Street Trailer from ALLDAYEVERYDAY on Vimeo.

«Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists. Featuring: Bruce Davidson , Elliott Erwitt, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Joel Meyerowitz, Rebecca Lepkoff, Mary Ellen Mark, Jeff Mermelstein, Clayton Patterson, Ricky Powell, Jamel Shabazz, Martha Cooper, and Boogie, with Max Kozloff and Luc Sante.»

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Rua 31 de Janeiro, 148
(The Empty Look)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Trivia (LXXXIII) - Pro Advice

"For over a year I’ve shot almost exclusively with the 20MM F/1.7. And while I thoroughly enjoy nearly every minute with it, I often long for a slightly wider field of view. So, understandably, I my attention piqued when Panasonic announced their 14MM F/2.5 prime.
The day the lens went on sale, I ran over to Bic Camera in Tokyo. I slapped it on my GF1 and was shocked — so much space! This shock is the joy of shooting with primes. By using a prime, you train both your brain and your eyes to think in their space. A zoom lens allows you to shift the lens-space to your brain-space. But with primes you’re stuck in their world. You become intimate with life within their frame until composition becomes second nature. And so to throw an extra 12MM (20MM - 14MM X 2) of field of vision onto the camera carries quite a shock. 
With a single gesture — changing lenses — your visual lung capacity increases. The sky explodes over subjects and you have to forcibly reframe the world because your brain is stuck in 20MM mode. Your mind's eye shifts — an internal aperture expanding to welcome the new space. And you start to wonder — how the hell did I live in such a small box before?" 
"SHOOT WITH A SINGLE LENS FOR A YEAR, stick a new one on and *poof* — the world becomes fresh. This is but one of the magics of photography."
Craig Mod (

Rua Passos Manuel x Rua de Santa Catarina
(The Brazilian Girl)