Capture of the Day: Petr Barabaka

Instagram. That’s where I came to know the work of Moscow-based street and skate culture photographer & filmmaker Petr Barabaka. What I love about being a writer is that my admiration for work or a place or a moment doesn’t have to stop there. I can keep asking questions. It turns out that Petr is something of a philosopher as well. He’s bold. He’s humble. He’s … Continue reading Capture of the Day: Petr Barabaka

Art Photo Travel: Siena

Siena, Italy is about to explode in an eruption of art and activity surrounding the 2016 Siena International Photography Awards and Art Photo Travel Festival Oct. 28-Nov. 30, 2016. I’m looking forward to reporting on this second annual event that brilliantly brings art, culture, education, architecture, food & more together in an amazing Tuscan city for an entire month. Check it out & stay tuned … Continue reading Art Photo Travel: Siena


“It can be a hard question to answer, ‘Why do you shoot?’ especially if you shoot street photography. In his post, Nico Goodden gets personal about the difficult circumstances that led him to become a photographer. We all have our reasons and Nico’s set of reasons might differ from your own, but he gets it. He has come to an understanding so deep he can even … Continue reading WHY?

A Matter of Perspective: Street Photography and Privacy Rules Around the World

A photographer must always work with the greatest respect for his subject and in terms of his own point of view. – Henri Cartier-Bresson Last spring, Espen Eichhöfer, a well-known photographer based in Berlin, appealed a conviction that he was wrong to publicly display a photo of a woman crossing a street and display it in an open-air photography exhibition at C/O Berlin. Read my full … Continue reading A Matter of Perspective: Street Photography and Privacy Rules Around the World

From the Hip….or Not

I received some street photography advice recently to avoid “shooting from the hip” and to slow down and take more time to frame shots. On the other hand, in a workshop, we practiced shooting from the hip as a way to avoid disturbing the scene and capture life as it happens, without interjecting oneself into the surroundings. I don’t always shoot from the hip, but … Continue reading From the Hip….or Not

Hot Off the Press: New issue of Street Photography Magazine

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity last month to not only travel to London, but also attend the Photo London exposition and contribute a piece to Street Photography Magazine, now out in the new issue. Login, subscribe or buy a single issue to check it out! (Plus the new issue is full of a long list of fantastic and helpful articles). Continue reading Hot Off the Press: New issue of Street Photography Magazine

Listening to the Image

I had the great honor of attending the Photo London international photography festival earlier this month at Somerset House. One of the presenters was the über talented singer-songwriter Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills & Nash rock band fame. He’s been collecting photographs and making his own stunning images since 1969. There was only time to ask him one question following the presentation. I’d seen a quote from … Continue reading Listening to the Image

Photographing at the Speed of Life

“Street photography means having to deal with time, which requires the photographer to quickly notice the various details, elements and factors, that are present in the potential subject. The photographer must then determine which of the elements are to be included or excluded from the frame. The effective organization of the various details and factors is determined by accurate framing and precise timing of the … Continue reading Photographing at the Speed of Life

Street Focus!

I’m not a very idle person so sitting down to watch a television series or listen to a podcast isn’t usually on my radar. But street photographer Valerie Jardin’s podcast “Street Focus — An on-going exploration of urban photography” is so excellent and informative that I now have a new workout routine. During weekdays at my “day job” in downtown Portland, Oregon USA I zip … Continue reading Street Focus!