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OnlyNorth

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A cooperation
« on: February 01, 2019, 07:26:37 am »

 with divinity?
 No,only a shot with street. ;)
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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 07:29:49 am »

Well, it's a picture of a street, so it's gotta be street photography. Right?
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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 09:55:47 am »

Another good street shot, OnlyNorth.

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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 10:03:17 am »

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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 10:30:07 am »

Russ,

This shot ticks all the boxes: it has people, it has street, it has symbolism (two crosses), it has a touch of humor (again, two crosses), it has a decisive moment (a split second later and one cross would be gone). And it surely fits a broader, Magnum definition of street genre:

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 10:45:11 am »

Lovely. Strong diagonal composition adds to the movement creating a very dynamic shot. Good choice of shutter speed. Very pleasing colour pallete. And that is all besides the two crosses and all the symbolism that goes with that.

The more I look at it the more I like it.
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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2019, 10:51:39 am »

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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 11:10:24 am »

Where? Inside the truck?

It is an ambulance vehicle. And unless Romania is so far ahead Elon Musk’s dream, it is still driven by humans.

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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 11:59:27 am »

Sorry, Slobodan. You really need to study the classic street photographers before you pontificate about street.
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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2019, 12:18:52 pm »

Sorry, Slobodan. You really need to study the classic street photographers before you pontificate about street.

Maybe I do not have a PhD in those studies, but I've seen a few.

For instance, Elliott Erwitt:

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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2019, 12:26:00 pm »

Or Lee Friedlander:

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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2019, 12:54:45 pm »

Not everything Erwitt and Friedlander did was street. Not everything HCB did was street. Not everything Winogrand did was street. These guys were making their living with photography. You can't do that shooting street exclusively.
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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2019, 01:32:32 pm »

... These guys were making their living with photography. You can't do that shooting street exclusively.

I am sure Elliott and Lee made a lot of money with the examples I posted ;)

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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2019, 01:47:50 pm »

I suspect that many of us on LuLa don't care at all whether an image fits the Street genre or any other genre. What we most care about is  either
(1) Is it a good photograph?, or
(2) Do I like it?


P.S. The obvious corollary is that if I like a photo, then you should too.   :D
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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2019, 02:57:10 pm »

I suspect that many of us on LuLa don't care at all whether an image fits the Street genre or any other genre. What we most care about is  either
(1) Is it a good photograph?, or
(2) Do I like it?


P.S. The obvious corollary is that if I like a photo, then you should too.   :D

I agree....so I guess that means +1

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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2019, 03:09:30 pm »

I don't have a problem with that, but why do we have a Landscape Showcase and a Street Showcase? Anything can go into User Critiques, but one would sort of expect specific categories to contain stuff specific to those categories. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Let's get rid of Street Showcase. It's more likely to confuse people than to enlighten them.
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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2019, 03:40:30 pm »

...one would sort of expect specific categories to contain stuff specific to those categories. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Let's get rid of Street Showcase. It's more likely to confuse people than to enlighten them.

Whis is the case here... according to Magnum, classic street photographers' examples, numerous books on street photography and contests on street photography, most reasonable people... just not according to Russ' idea of street.

As for abolishing the subforum, you are single handedly doing a pretty good job of driving people away from it, and scaring them for life to attempt anything related to street.

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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2019, 04:19:09 pm »

Good. If they’re not willing to learn something about the genre then I’m glad they’re staying away from it. All they can do is add confusion. It’s pretty obvious from his most recent post on here that Ivo understands the genre, though he may not always hit it. So far, I don’t remember Stamper missing, though I’m sure he has, as everyone does. But they’re the only two who seem able to post street photography that’s really street. Peter did some fine street for a while, but that’s not where his heart lies. There’s no reason why stuff like this can’t go into User Critiques. Then nobody has to worry about genre definitions, and those folks whom you’re telling me have had the crap scared out of them can stop peeing their pants and get on board.

As it stands at the moment, Street Showcase is doing a lot more damage than good.
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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2019, 04:27:32 pm »

So you're telling me that colorful socks are street but this one isn't? I think that would do more damage to the genre.

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Re: A cooperation
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2019, 04:42:57 pm »

Whatever, Slobodan.
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