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Part of a series I'm working on, pedestrians walking the streets of Greenwich Village.

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Jun 12, 2022 at 01:16 PM
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eeneryma wrote:
Part of a series I'm working on, pedestrians walking the streets of Greenwich Village.

Steve


A couple more:

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Jun 12, 2022 at 07:57 PM
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eeneryma wrote:
Part of a series I'm working on, pedestrians walking the streets of Greenwich Village.

Steve


A couple more:




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Jun 12, 2022 at 07:58 PM
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The second shot works best for me, Steve. The pedestrians looking at you, both smiling and the girl posing for you makes the image very pleasing and more dynamic. I guess the subjects just entering the frame is an artistic choice that seems to work for me.

In the third one it's hard to miss the focal point (JK)

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Jun 12, 2022 at 11:01 PM
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First one is good, because you are actually creating an interesting image which shows aesthetic decisions. None of the others are actually that interesting and to me they look like a practices of high shutter speed. Experiment with the idea taken from the first one, but try to replicate it in more interesting light (evening, golden hour, night) and you could bring it to a another level.


Jun 13, 2022 at 04:50 AM
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Shasoc wrote:
The second shot works best for me, Steve. The pedestrians looking at you, both smiling and the girl posing for you makes the image very pleasing and more dynamic. I guess the subjects just entering the frame is an artistic choice that seems to work for me.

In the third one it's hard to miss the focal point (JK)

Socrate


Appreciate your feedback Socrate. Since I'm shooting from a distance using a telephoto lens, most of the subjects have no idea they're being photographed, i.e. this is primarily a candid street photography project. I'll post a couple of more examples.

Steve



Jun 13, 2022 at 08:13 AM
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Kalainen wrote:
First one is good, because you are actually creating an interesting image which shows aesthetic decisions. None of the others are actually that interesting and to me they look like a practices of high shutter speed. Experiment with the idea taken from the first one, but try to replicate it in more interesting light (evening, golden hour, night) and you could bring it to a another level.


I appreciate your comments Kalainen. All the photos in this project are shot in the same spot, on Broadway in Greenwich Village. I'm shooting at different times of the day and because there are tall buildings on each side of the avenue, the lighting varies significantly. The most important elements in choosing what works for me are gesture and intent, fashion, portraiture, social interaction, lifestyle, means of commuting in the big city, advertising, etc. My goal at the end of this project is to have formed an overall viewpoint of what life in a big city is like in 2022.

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Jun 13, 2022 at 08:39 AM
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Is it a statement of the time that the only pedestrian with fashion sense was a whippet?


Jun 13, 2022 at 04:15 PM
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eeneryma wrote:
I appreciate your comments Kalainen. All the photos in this project are shot in the same spot, on Broadway in Greenwich Village. I'm shooting at different times of the day and because there are tall buildings on each side of the avenue, the lighting varies significantly. The most important elements in choosing what works for me are gesture and intent, fashion, portraiture, social interaction, lifestyle, means of commuting in the big city, advertising, etc. My goal at the end of this project is to have formed an overall viewpoint of what life in a big city is like in 2022.

Steve

Hi Steve,

And thanks for your reply and explaining your idea. I really like the fact that you have a project and idea behind these pictures - this alone differentiates you from the 90 % of other photographers (most of them don't have). All this makes this a lot more clear.

One idea:
- Your idea now is a kind of 'statistical cut through' of people who are walking in streets of Greenwich Village. Instead of this statistical approach you could also think what you want say about the life in a big city - what is *your interpretation* of it. For example, you could read Georg Simmels Metropolis and Mental Life essay from 1903 and see if raises some ideas (taster here: https://www.blackwellpublishing.com/content/bpl_images/content_store/sample_chapter/0631225137/bridge.pdf)

I like the pic number one because it points to anomality, but you can still see the sex, ethnicity and all. It takes a way individuality of the subjects and makes them more just a pass byers.

But anyway, these are just some ideas what this project raised in me and I hope you get it done during year. So, good luck with the project.

ps. I also like the Obiwan picture as well. :-)




Jun 13, 2022 at 04:28 PM
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Kalainen wrote:
Hi Steve,

And thanks for your reply and explaining your idea. I really like the fact that you have a project and idea behind these pictures - this alone differentiates you from the 90 % of other photographers (most of them don't have). All this makes this a lot more clear.

One idea:
- Your idea now is a kind of 'statistical cut through' of people who are walking in streets of Greenwich Village. Instead of this statistical approach you could also think what you want say about the life in a big city - what is *your interpretation* of it. For
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Thanks again Kalainen and for sending the link to the George Simmels article which I'll read that on your suggestion.

Here's a couple of more from my project...



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Jun 14, 2022 at 09:01 AM
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Steve,

Personally I'm not really connecting with any of the images in the series, aside from the fact that they are all very similar in nature and nature in the same spot.

These images are not nearly as engaging as some of your others. My $0.02!

Jeff



Jun 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM
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beavens wrote:
Steve,

Personally I'm not really connecting with any of the images in the series, aside from the fact that they are all very similar in nature and nature in the same spot.

These images are not nearly as engaging as some of your others. My $0.02!

Jeff


Always appreciate your take Jeff. In a sense, I look at this series as candid street portraiture. I take inspiration from people like Richard Avedon (check out his book, "American West"), Irving Penn ("Small Trades"), and August Sander. They're quiet photos for the most part, not a lot of action going on, which is intentional, and they're all taken with the same background. We'll see where the project goes.

Steve



Jun 14, 2022 at 11:18 AM







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