Last December I had the pleasure of finally meeting New York photographer Lauren Welles at the Miami Street Photography Festival. I've been a big fan of her work ever since we featured her in Street Photography Magazine in our January 2016 issue. It's one thing to meet someone through our virtual world and it's another sit down and bread bread with them. This week Lauren stopped by to catch up on what she's been doing photographically since her feature. And I must say, she's been very busy.
As a long time actor, Maria Ricossa knows people. You could say she's an expert on human behavior. She has spent a considerable amount of time thinking about what makes different kinds of people and characters tick, and she uses this ability to her advantage when she hits the streets of Toronto where she now resides. Interestingly enough, Maria doesn't spend much of her time shooting Toronto's bustling city center. Instead, she stays a little closer to home and captures everyday stories she
Exciting news street shooters! After quite a long pause, Harvey Stein and Margarita Mavromichalis are hosting another street photography workshop in the big apple. Here's some details from Harvey himself, "I’ve done the five previous workshops with Margarita Mavromichalis-October 2013 and 2016 and April 2014, 2015 and 2016. Each was at the request of several students, and all were quite wonderful and successful. Which leads us to offer the workshop once more, after about a 2 ½ year pause. I
Craig Strong, photojournalist, commercial photographer, founder of Lensbaby and its Chief Creative Officer has mastered the art of reinventing himself over the years. Along the way he has pushed the envelope in both his businesss and personal creativity. As a wedding photographer in the early 2000s Craig create the original Lensbaby to give his photos a more organic look to the images created by sterile digital cameras. After making similar lenses for other photographers he and his partner
Typically we publish our podcast every other Thursday, but I’m adding a special one this week because I am so take with the work of today’s guest Meryl Meisler who I had the pleasure of meeting in person at the Miami Street Photography Festival back in December. Meryl is a native of new York City is a photographer, teacher and author who has been recording her life and the world around her with a camera since the 1970’s. Inspired by masters Diane Arbus and Helen Levitt she has her own unique
"You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavour to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by millions of people," - Olivia Laing This story starts with Olivia Laing, the author of The Lonely City (Picador: New York City, 2016). Her book, which some have described as part autobiography/part art history, came to exist after a particularly painful end to an intense relationship took Olivia from her native England to New York City. There, though surrounded by
dotART cultural association through the Exhibit Around platform and together with Trieste Photo Days festival, has extended their open call deadline for the project Short Street Stories. You can now enter the contest until February 28, 2019! If you are a street storytelling legend (or you've at least captured a few legendary shots) head over to enter. Here's what you need to know about the contest: Exhibit Around says, "We are looking for street photographers to participate with single
A few months ago, in an interview with Nancy Lehrer, we talked about the fact that as street photography (specifically in Cuba) becomes more widely practiced and shown, in order to take images that stand out, it becomes necessary to dig deep into the culture and get under the skin of a place. That's definitely one way to create a solid set of images, but as they say, there's more than one way to skin a cat (ew). In his project "Cosmos," Cristóbal Carretero takes another approach, which is to