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16 Feb 2020 7:36PM
Great mono!

Arne

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16 Feb 2020 7:40PM
Excellent mono work. Beautiful textures and tones on the back wall.
Alfie
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2169 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2020 8:14PM
'not street photography' ?
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
16 Feb 2020 8:42PM
Beautifully composed and exposed. My award.
Ron
16 Feb 2020 8:54PM

Quote:'not street photography' ?


Lol you read the tags Moira? I thought nobody ever did that Smile

And no, it's not for me. This has as little to do with the genre street photography as a landscape photo or a photo of a bald eagle. It's much too one dimensional. Safe. Travel photography perhaps. or everyday. A photo taken in the street doesn't make it's street photography. It's not even so that it is bad or safe street photography. It's just not street photography to me. That's ok... it doesn't have to be Smile
There are very few examples on epz of street photography
wait up...
https://www.ephotozine.com/user/porter-151854/favourite-photos/photo/ironic-scene-16833362
https://www.ephotozine.com/user/wimdevos-81544/favourite-photos/photo/president-obama-14055311

https://www.ephotozine.com/user/staszak-13609/favourite-photos/photo/let-s-go-to-the-beach---3-10219692 (it would be if it weren't a posing model)
https://www.ephotozine.com/user/clairabella-25531/favourite-photos/photo/balloons-9456681
These come close

The HCSP group on Flickr (hope it's ok if I mention this) is a great example of street photography. My photo has absolutely nothing to do with that.

pablophotographer 8 1.5k 368
16 Feb 2020 9:18PM
It's a bloody portrait!
Pretty good too, bravo

Inner city blues song seems fitting here

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vNcIzQk5bEY


mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2169 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2020 9:30PM
Interesting. Street photography for me is about people's relationship with the world we have built for ourselves. It's an interesting relationship here, not quite as comfortable as it appears at first sight.
16 Feb 2020 9:50PM

Quote:It's a bloody portrait!
Pretty good too, bravo

Inner city blues song seems fitting here

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vNcIzQk5bEY





Sixto R. "I hate street dialogue"
Good one Smile
16 Feb 2020 9:52PM
Oh... missed something there Ron. Thanks Smile
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
17 Feb 2020 6:07AM
excellent work - very well observed and taken - like the bnw treatment - fine street photography
17 Feb 2020 7:25AM

Quote:excellent work - very well observed and taken - like the bnw treatment - fine street photography

Tongue
Thanks Ollie
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2020 9:14AM
Very good!
17 Feb 2020 9:18AM
How about a “Street Portrait” or an “Environmental Portrait” I agree totally with you regarding the “misuse” of the term “Street Photography” here, and I think that the genre must be subject to the same “rules” as others, with regard to composition, subject, and lighting. Too often we are given a shot of people just standing about, doing nothing of any interest (texting....aaargh) at all.
Same with “Abstract”...........
clicknimagine Plus
10 619 100 India
17 Feb 2020 2:03PM
If it is an environmental portrait that is not the bar of it being a street photography...Any photography of random incidents in public places can be called Street Photography, whether there is the existence of any street or not, sometimes photography of any of your family member can also be a street photography, if you capture the random behaviour in public place...at the same time it may be candid (without permission), or may not be candid (with permission)...every genre of photography is derived from street photography, and it is considered the mother of all genre...

It is an excellent shot...

17 Feb 2020 4:43PM

Quote:How about a “Street Portrait” or an “Environmental Portrait” I agree totally with you regarding the “misuse” of the term “Street Photography” here, and I think that the genre must be subject to the same “rules” as others, with regard to composition, subject, and lighting. Too often we are given a shot of people just standing about, doing nothing of any interest (texting....aaargh) at all.
Same with “Abstract”...........



I understand what you mean, but I'm okay with others using or misusing the term any way they see fit. epz isn't really made to accommodate the suggestion you make, which is fine with me tbh. It's just a different kind of photography platform with other goals, and curation isn't really a part of it. Again, fine with me, and it's probably why many members feel at home on epz. I only tagged my own photo with "not street photography", which is my thought about the photo (it doesn't say anything about good or bad). Didn't know the tag would get picked up on, and start a discussion. Was fun reading it though Smile

Thanks franken for the UA Smile
And thanks for all those who viewed or voted or commented
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2169 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2020 4:54PM

Quote:I only tagged my own photo with "not street photography", which is my thought about the photo (it doesn't say anything about good or bad). Didn't know the tag would get picked up on, and start a discussion.

My apologies. I often find 'statement' tags intriguing. Blush
As a term it is much misused. When a local camera club set street photography as a subject for its monthly competition some while ago, apparently most of the members interpreted this as pictures of streets...
clicknimagine Plus
10 619 100 India
17 Feb 2020 5:12PM
This link can clear some doubt...
17 Feb 2020 5:29PM
No apologies needed Moira. I rather like how you pick up on these things, whether it's the location of a non-descript house and a light pole (that photo I actually consider as SP btw), or a simple tag. And again... it was fun reading it all. Just unexpected Smile
17 Feb 2020 5:41PM

Quote:This link can clear some doubt...

I always find it difficult to put it into words, or a short "formula" that covers it all.
I prefer being shown 100 pictures and just put them on either of 2 stacks: the "yes SP" or the "not SP" Smile
clevercloggs Plus
15 244 11 Netherlands
18 Feb 2020 1:25PM
agree you cannot just label everything you click on on the street as street photography. It still has to have some edge to it, something to let you look longer or again or provoke a thought. Good street photography demands more from the photographer.



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