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The Best Street Photo of 2018
« on: December 07, 2018, 06:12:52 pm »

In my humble opinion, of course.

Photographer is a young Russian, Ilya Varlamov, and here you can see more of his documentary photography about the recent Parisian protests:

https://varlamov.ru/3204058.html



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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 07:40:24 pm »

It's a good one, Slobodan.

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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2018, 12:36:41 am »

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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2018, 04:35:02 am »

Yep, nice set of shots that illustrates how those even more nice people in mobs behave. I can just understand so clearly how having your little utilitarian car smashed and burned helps you save money on taxation.

Where are the live rounds when you need them? Stored away in some school for safe keeping?

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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2018, 05:14:06 am »

Fantastic image.

Canít be street Russ. Must be reportage, photo journalism or documentary. Personally I donít care obviously but I think I detect some inconsistencies.
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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2018, 07:01:50 am »

Fantastic image.

Canít be street Russ. Must be reportage, photo journalism or documentary. Personally I donít care obviously but I think I detect some inconsistencies.
Or is it war?
Great picture!!
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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2018, 07:12:22 am »

Fantastic image.

Canít be street Russ. Must be reportage, photo journalism or documentary. Personally I donít care obviously but I think I detect some inconsistencies.

I think you missed the woman in Burger King, Martin.

What you seem to miss is that ALL photography is documentary. Being a stupid piece of machinery, all the camera can do is report what's in front of it. The only originality and art in photography is in the question of where you point the camera and why. It's photojournalism when it reports an understandable story. It becomes street only when, as Prufrock put it: it lifts and drops a question about "works and days of hands" on your plate. In other words, the question has to be about people and their interactions with each other and with their surroundings.

Were this photograph only a picture of a guy in the smoke on the street, it'd be photojournalism, but with the out-of-it woman in the restaurant it becomes much more.
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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 08:54:26 am »

In my humble opinion, of course.

Photographer is a young Russian, Ilya Varlamov, and here you can see more of his documentary photography about the recent Parisian protests:

https://varlamov.ru/3204058.html

Thanks, Slobodan. The guy's good. His pictures show how calm and ordered the French are.

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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2018, 11:21:33 am »

I think you missed the woman in Burger King, Martin.

What you seem to miss is that ALL photography is documentary. Being a stupid piece of machinery, all the camera can do is report what's in front of it. The only originality and art in photography is in the question of where you point the camera and why. It's photojournalism when it reports an understandable story. It becomes street only when, as Prufrock put it: it lifts and drops a question about "works and days of hands" on your plate. In other words, the question has to be about people and their interactions with each other and with their surroundings.

Were this photograph only a picture of a guy in the smoke on the street, it'd be photojournalism, but with the out-of-it woman in the restaurant it becomes much more.

No Russ. Iím not blind. I looked at the picture. I saw the woman and what she was doing.What Iím doing is calling on the total nonsense of your arbitrary classifications. Be honest Russ. You make this up as you go along.
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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2018, 11:37:50 am »

I realize it's something you'll never grasp, Martin, but there's nothing I can do to help you. It's obvious you don't understand the difference between a picture of a street full of smoke and a picture of a street full of smoke and a woman completely detached from what's going on outside and enjoying her cellphone in the midst of chaos. Actually, I'm surprised you don't recognized it's street. After all, there's a street in it.

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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2018, 11:41:18 am »

If it was just the guy, it would be photojournalism.  But with the girl, it's "street".


In any case, nice shot Slobo. 

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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2018, 11:45:52 am »

What I will never grasp is your definition of street. I think it it is a amusing combination of self serving, vague and hopelessly outdated and dull.

I think I would rather go with Magnums idea of what street is. I would feel out on a limb if I tried to explain to someone that Magnum has no idea what street photography is but this guy Russ on the Internet reallly gets it.
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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2018, 12:05:09 pm »

If it was just the guy, it would be photojournalism.  But with the girl, it's "street".
Huh?

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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2018, 12:08:52 pm »

there would be no dynamic, tension, interaction without the girl.
As it appears, one could interpret as corporate America laughing at the situation Macron finds his government in. ;)
Without her, maybe it reverses the commentary.
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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2018, 12:12:02 pm »

Huh?

Read reply 9 and you might get it?

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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2018, 12:13:37 pm »

I really couldn't give a rat's arse what it is or what anyone wants to call it as long as it's good.

In this case and in my trifling opinion it meets that simple requirement.
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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2018, 12:14:07 pm »

Quote Alan klein.

If it was just the guy, it would be photojournalism.  But with the girl, it's "street".


In any case, nice shot Slobo

Unquote.

Agreed.

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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2018, 12:15:48 pm »

Huh?

Alan was correct.

The good news is it is Street in Magnum's definition and it is Street in Russ' definition. Win-win :)

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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2018, 12:16:15 pm »

I realize it's something you'll never grasp, Martin, but there's nothing I can do to help you. It's obvious you don't understand the difference between a picture of a street full of smoke and a picture of a street full of smoke and a woman completely detached from what's going on outside and enjoying her cellphone in the midst of chaos. Actually, I'm surprised you don't recognized it's street. After all, there's a street in it.

And if I donít agree with you it doesnít necessarily mean I ďdonít graspĒ the wisdom and self evident correctness of your position. It could mean that your position is wrong and I disagree with you. Your position is not advanced, clever or sophisticated. It is narrow, old fashioned and wrong. But then I doubt you will ever grasp that.
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Re: The Best Street Photo of 2018
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2018, 12:23:06 pm »

And if I donít agree with you it doesnít necessarily mean I ďdonít graspĒ the wisdom and self evident correctness of your position. It could mean that your position is wrong and I disagree with you. Your position is not advanced, clever or sophisticated. It is narrow, old fashioned and wrong. But then I doubt you will ever grasp that.
We have a saying about "the pot calling the kettle black."
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