“There is a sense in which this kind of photography involves taking something from people without giving them something in return.”
William Klein was invited to Tokyo in 1961, where he shot for three months and made more than 1,000 pictures.
Bold and bluntly framed, the images are enthused with a voyeuristic atmosphere and an emphasis on body shapes that at times seem to hint at the grotesque.
“I’m still in love with Paris. But then we are not in the beginning of our relationship, so I might look at it with more nuances than before.” JH Engstrom Interview, Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, April 2015 JH Engstrom’s incredible body of work circumnavigates the contemporary tradition of big dumb color photographs of abstracted nothingness for […]
“Street photography is very difficult. The number of really good pictures that you get is very small in comparison to the number of pictures taken. You’re better off, I think, letting your intuition completely run wild… and even when you find yourself […]
Between 1945 and 1950, Stanley Kubrick worked as a staff photographer for LOOK magazine. Only 17 years old when he joined the magazine, he was by far its youngest photographer. Kubrick often turned his camera on New York City. (All rights reserved. Images @ The Estate of Stanley Kubrick.)
“For generations the Lower East Side was a churning cauldron of activity. Site of immigrants (my own family passed through there more than a century ago), it already had a long history of renewal and decay.” Alex Bocchetto of Akina Books Interviews Ken Schles Alex Bocchetto: With Invisible City you narrated New York’s […]
“The images are far more erotic than most porno photographs…” By Anton Corbijn, for Tate, May 2010 I had not been aware of Kohei Yoshiyuki’s work until I saw a review of his series The Park about two years ago, which was accompanied by a photograph that caught my eye immediately. The infrared grittiness […]
Vivian Dorothea Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was a street photographer.
Interview excerpts: “I’m sometimes mystified by people who keep diaries. I never thought of my existence as being that important. I have a deep-seated distrust and even contempt for people who are driven by ambition to conquer the world … those who cannot control themselves and produce vast amounts of crap that no […]
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Walker Evans’ Many Are Called is a three-year photographic study of people on the New York subway.