One of the great frustrations in the digital age is that e easy it is to make your photography available to the world, yet so difficult to get people’s attention and to take the time to look. Street and documentary photographer Chris Suspect, the Street Photography Magazine featured photographer in August 2020 issue, has figured it out. He regularly enters his work in competitions, attends festivals (at least he did when you could do that sort of thing) and just getting to know people
When you ask Kevin Fletcher of Portland, Oregon what he does he’ll tell you that he’s an image maker. Like all good elevator speeches there’s so much more to it. Professionally he is an independent Directory of Photography who does commercial work around the world, most recently for Netflix. And he’s working towards doing more narrative work like short films. As a visual artist he is also a damn fine street photographer who applies the rigorous skills of filmmaking to his still
Our guest this week is Montana documentary photographer Kelly Gorham is a former photojournalist, filmmaker and Director of Visual Media at Montana State University. As a filmmaker he is about to finish a PBS documentary film, titled Mavericks, about the story behind the ascendancy of Montana skiers to the heights of competitive freestyle skiing. In fact Kelly is a former competitive freestyle skier himself. Well into his career, Kelly attended the prestigious Kalish Workshop for Visual
Although the Coronavirus is not currently in the headlines that doesn’t mean it’s gone away. On the contrary it’s still there and just as dangerous. Now that we’re collectively letting our guard down I fear that it will come roaring back. But I hope I’m wrong. Like you, I’m sick of hearing about it. The disease has taken it’s toll on family and friends, the economy and to a lesser extent our work as street photographers. It’s been a drag being locked up for the past few months and to be
Earlier this week we held an excellent live discussion on Zoom with street photographers Valérie Jardin, Lauren Welles and Jens Krauer about the state of street photography during the Coronavirus pandemic. As promised here's a replay of the discussion posted on our YouTube channel.
I know this might be last minute, but what else can you do on a Friday evening right now. The Washington DC street collective is holing a virtual Street Slam photo critique Friday May 29 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM EDT via Zoom. It's totally free and you are invited. It is BYOB of course. Members of the DC Street Photography Collective will critique and judge select street photography images that were submitted by the Focus on the Story photo community.This is an excellent opportunity to learn
Although Debby Cole, a former business owner and corporate executive from Austin Texas, spent spent most of her adult life as a landscape photographer she never considered street photography until she attended (almost by accident) a workshop with Valerie Jardin in Paris. Debby says it changed her life. Since then Debby has traveled the world to connect with people and sharpen her skills. Even during the height of the pandemic, Debby ventures out almost daily to discover new things to
Coronavirus fears are keeping many of us off the streets...and for good reason. When the urge to make street photographs conflicts with your desire to stay alive, spend some quite time learning from your fellow street shooters in this month's issue.