Back to Windy city.

In a few weeks I’ll be back again. Last time it was for Thanksgiving and the November wind was less forgiving.

This time it’ll be summer and we’ll be approximately 12 Swedish Street photographers, staying for a long weekend. Me, I’ll first visit my family in Indy (Indianapolis). Seeing them again is a must, but after that I’ll indulge in all of the more or less dramatic Chicago scenes. See you there?

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Eyes here and now.

Recently got a question for my best tips in Street photography. Three came to me instantly, to me the most important ones: 1. Get close, 2. Eyes and 3. Take lot of photos.

Eyes are to me the most important element in street photography. Eyes looking at you or projecting and leading to something else, maybe the main motif? When I walk the street it’s eyes I look for most of the time. Here a few examples of what I mean.

Windows, reflections.

Sometimes I’ll charge myself with a task as I photowalk. A day last July I was all into windows and their reflections. Just for the fun of it. 

Read more about different ways to add to your street photography in my and Daniels work shop, part 7 “What adds to your photo?”

Up the stairs we go.

If you find a nice set of stairs, get yourself in a nice position and wait. You’ll get a good picture soon.

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Climbing stairs 2

 

Of course a got a few more pics, but I like the one above the best. All pics taken at the staircase coming down from Plaza de la Convivencia in Bilbao (near the Guggenheim museum of Bilbao).

Time is change.

My Project Time is change (#TIC)is slowly picking up speed. Now there’s a page in my portfolio/project section on this site, where you can check it out. #TIC is at the moment (sic) what broods my mind the most, so I’ll soon update with more pics.

The page is here: Clicketiclick…

Time is change.

Whenever I walk the streets, I look a lot for people in all shapes and of all kinds of action. Well aware that my presence alone manipulates reality (as it should be), I really don’t believe inte the so-called paradigm of candid street photography: “To not interact or influence what’s happening.”

You can read more about my stand on this with “rules” in street photography here (click). That said, Ive seen how the interaction between photographer and motif results in moments that change over time. Because time is change.

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about.

On social media (for example Instagram) I use the hashtag #tic for these pics.

Sidetracked.

To me, street photography has a documentary notion. And you just don’t manipulate the pic, the moment when it was taken.

I’ve gotten sidetracked in one specific way, and thats in what I call the Artsy project. On a page/portfolio on this site you can see some of the results. And, as you might see, it all starts with one of my street pics. Click here to see them.