Last year I had an opportunity to attend the Miami Street Festival (MSPF). It was one of the most amazing experiences I've had since starting the magazine almost 7 years ago. The contest entries were amazing and the atmosphere was electric. The MSPF has become the premier street photography event of the year. Even if you can't attend you still have time to enter the contest. The deadline is Sunday, October 6. Like past years there are 3 contests to choose from: Singles Contest, the
Many thanks to everyone how has submitted their photos to Street Photography Magazine over the past year an a half. Most of the wonderful images you see in the magazine have come from members of our community. We've just streamlined the process a bit to make it even easier for you to submit photos and show off your other work. When you're logged in, click the Submissions button to reveal the new photo submission form. Subscribers to the web version of the magazine automatically have a
Good street photos always tell a story. But many of us struggle sometimes finding a story within the frame. Not to fear. SPM contributor Marie Laigneau, featured in Issue 10, has just published a new free eBook, Creating Impact, about this very subject. Marie uses her creativity in the cool Issuu publishing platform to teach us how to tell stories with our images. Click Here to Check it Out.
Ave Pildas is a street photographer who lives in Santa Monica, California. He has worked as a successful professional photographer, cinematographer, educator, and more for over 40 years. His wife, Phyllis Green, is a sculptor who just won a Guggenheim award, so you could say creative arts are a family affair. Pildas has recorded decades of street life in California, especially at his favorite spot for taking street shots, Hollywood Boulevard. He has taken thousands of photographs there and
Geoff Brown is a musician who lives in Nashville, Tennessee with a passion for street photography. Geoff is relatively new to street photography, but you can’t tell from his work. In fact, he has already been mentioned in one of our favorite street photography magazines, “Inspired Eye.” Geoff is originally from Rochester, New York and on occasion, his photos seem to reflect that fact. Armed with his Ricoh GR, Geoff roams the streets of Nashville capturing her subjects with a gritty, realistic
Matthew Wylie is a Texas native who now finds himself living in Toronto, Ontario. When he is not out on the streets taking captivating street shots, he works as a high school literature teacher. Interestingly enough, his work has greatly influenced his style as a street photographer. Matthew enjoys shooting in Toronto’s financial district early in the day, as well as at Kensington Market, where he has taken some incredible shots. He has an eye for capturing moments that are reminiscent of
We just celebrated our first birthday and published Issue Number 11 of Street Photography Magazine. In celebration, we are delighted to offer up some real gems from the world of street photography. Denis Buchel is a fascinating street photographer who takes amazing, up close and personal, gritty shots of interesting people he passes on the streets of Bulgaria. He shares with us his personal viewpoint of what street photography means to him, as well as a few practical tips to help fellow
This month we have a record-setting number of interviews with four featured photographers. Two of them happened to be French women both living in the midwestern US. Another is our first featured photographer from Brazil and another is from London. Marie Laigneau from Paris has been living and working in Chicago for the past four years. She's an avid street photographer whose images of street life in the windy city have a definite french look and feel. Valeria Jardin, originally from
Congratulations to Fabio Marcato, one of our featured photographers this month. His show, titled, "The Face of Emotions," will be on display at Sei Storia in Cesano Maderno, Italy, near Milan. Fabio's show runs from now until March 30. Gallery hours are from 10:00AM until closing. If you're in the area during the month of March, I highly recommend to stop in to see his work. It's stunning.
The first collective exclusively dedicated to street photography in London has officially been formed. The group is called, appropriately enough, Street Photography London. Their idea? To bring London's best street photographers together through collaboration instead of competition. Street Photography London is made up of some of London's finest contemporary street photographers, although the group welcomes up and coming photographers openly. Their goal is to not only display the work of
The last few months we have received a flood of submissions from some outstanding photographers from around the world. If you haven’t heard from us yet, don’t hesitate to send a reminder. It’s been so difficult to keep up, we had to get some help. This month we have have an interview with an excellent Los Angeles based photographer and our first dual language written interview. Although Los Angeles is a challenging place to shoot on the streets, they have a core group of some very talented