MEET MY STREET

18 / 06 / 2016
MEET MY STREET

I observe what goes on the stage of theatre of every day life and how people, social actors, performing their scripted roles, parts and characters. Anyway, life itself is unrepeatable inscenation and I use street – photography to capture its unique and unscriptable nature...

(in progress)

8STR8

(tips for street – photography)

As an antropologist, I´m used to work infield and  I´m familiar with (participant) observation techniques. As the street photographer, I  prefer  to follow my  8STR8 rules of the game:

1.Get the general feel of city, its public place, familiarize with local, esp. privacy,  laws and your (artistic) rights. If you work in smaller, specific community, try to ask local boss / authority for his permission to take pictures at first. Street photography, as a genre, is not staged an lives and dies with „decisive moment“ ; anyway,   you can almost always ask for (subsequent) permission.

2.Incorporate your camera as a part of your body (not only to be „at hand“ but right „in the hand“: straightly connected to your „pulse“ and inner  feelings [ For example: I wind my strap twice around my wrist ]).

3.Roam the streets diligently in flâneur manner,  use your map only for basic orientation and  embrace non –readability instead: follow your nose, rhytm of  random algorithm, „read“  the streets like  labyrinths and  ciphers.  Every time you´re working infield,  try to make  at least  one  extra  step out of  your  comfort  zone or laziness.  Be safe, but try to embrace the unpredictability to be able to see „black swans“  flocking right in front your camera.

4.Take up a role of grand theatre observer. Life is a stage  where people, like social actors, performing their social roles and taking a part in life inscenation with its unscriptable nature. „All the creatures on the beaches / making waves in a motion picture,“ sings Anthony Kiedis“ from RHCHP in  21st Century (Fox). Looking at life  from wide screen and„motion picture“   perspective  helps you a lot when you feel anxious, introverted nad depressed.

5.Mirror  the e.motions, rhythm of  a street,  wear neutral colors,  move like a shadowing boxer and slow down your walking , gestures and body language in  general (try to move your body like underwater).

6. Act in the moment of „right now“ and try to  develop   situational awarness (it sounds easy to be mindful and know what´s going on around you, but it requires practice). Your  ideal  state of mind is  „relaxed alertness“:  use flow in order to stay on the track and in the zone (in terms of anthropology: look like non – participating observer or the unconcerned one). It might help you step closer into proxemic zones and „juggle“ with „social bubbles“.

7.Try to see the unseen in the space of  second split of second, evolve creatures living  wrapped in shadows and pay special attention to the  light ( i.e. not only to the „golden hour“, but especially to light fractures,  contrasts and glitches).

8. Be patient and count  the „law of coincidence“ (or „Seriengesetz“) in your game. You can do a lot of unproductive and tiring walks, you can obey advices of the best street photographers of the world, but nothing ever  happens on the street.  And then, all of the sudden, you meet „Lady Luck“ at the corner and BANG! BIG TIME. Within the frame of limited time,  pictures are jumping, one after another, through the flow of photons,  right  into your eye  and lenses.









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