Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Street...

My attempts at becoming a street photographer were mostly frustrating at best- the end result never as great as I envisioned, and considerably less than the iconic images that preceded and inspired it. Still, it is a genre I much respect and admire, so it's heartening that it stubbornly persists to this day- and no doubt the addition of color to this traditionally B&W domain has contributed to its continuation. People like Jeff Mermelstein with his eye for ironic detail and humor, Gus Powell's nuanced compositions of coincidence and serendipity, and Trent Parke's dramatic, almost surreal lighting have picked up where early master Joel Meyerowitz left off, and run with it.

The thing that I found most intriguing about this article overall however, were the comments. Not only is everyone a photographer these days- everyone is also quite the critic!

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