We kicked off 2022 with a fantastic video interview with Paul Kessel, a street photographer who started out by taking loads of classes (so many, in fact, Paul may have lost count at some point) at the International Center of Photography in New York. A love for photography was born that eventually shifted into a love for street photography specifically.
When it comes to street photography Paul is all about the aesthetics of an image and he loves to fill the frame. You may have seen Paul in Tim Huynh’s street photography documentary, fittingly titled Fill the Frame. And you’ve probably seen his iconic subway scene pictured here, which earned him quite a bit of recognition.
We talked to Paul about how he got started with street photography, his approach to taking street shots, and a pandemic inspired self portrait series that is imaginative and quite relatable for anyone who was stuck at home alone for months on end during a lockdown. Click on the video player below to listen to our conversation and see what Paul had to say about a few of his favorite images.
A Selection of Paul’s Photos
A few of the images we talked about in the video interview above:
And here’s a few images we didn’t get a chance to discuss: