10 THINGS GARRY WINOGRAND CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography seems often to garner very poignant while diverse definitions from people both within and outside of the art form. One juxtaposition that is of particular conversation is the debate between form and content and the way such things can change an artist’s integration into their subject matter. While some photographers, like Henri Cartier-Bresson may have desired to slip into the background and search for the decisive moment, taking photos at the perfect time and editing down to decide upon that one glorious shot, others simply get into their subjects’ faces and snap literally millions of shots, letting the “best” float naturally to the top of their editing process.
That difference is where Think Tank friend and world-renown street photographer/blogger Eric Kim found himself after hours of research for his new article on street photographer Garry Winogrand. A look into the philosophy of emotional detachment between photographer and photograph finds Eric contemplating the interaction between the composition of his photographs and the actors within them, rather than how good he felt after a particular shot.
It’s a wonderful if lengthy read, and one that can perhaps provide a little direction in your own street shooting. Check out the entire article on Kim’s blog.