Photography News Issue 70


Masters of street photography

Street photography’s popularity continues to grow, and this beautifully reproduced new book explores the genre through the creative eyes of 16 world-leading urban photographers

M asters of Street Photography explores the craft and creative secrets of 16 leading lights of the genre through mini folios of their work, with commentary behind each picture. Not only do you get the background details and the photographer’s thinking behind each picture, you get camera and technical details, too. The result is a book that gives readers essential tips

from experts in their field, together with plenty of pictorial inspiration for aspiring street photographers to create their own distinctive urban styles. Here in this exclusive excerpt, we have reproduced ten images with the full, unabridged, behind-the- scenes captions from the book to give you a taster of just some of its highlights. At £25, it’s great value for street photographers of all levels.

Untitled This is a happy accident. I saw the man coming toward the shop and I could see there was a statue of a tiger in the shop window. He was bare-chested, so there was something animal-like about him as well – it’s ‘the urban jungle’, and I like the humour in it. My camera was hanging by my side, and I didn’t even have time to look through the viewfinder – I just shot a couple of frames from the hip and by some miracle I got this picture. It was underexposed, but as I was shooting Raw I was able to get an image out of it. Location: Portland, Maine, USA. Camera: FujifilmX100S with 23mm f/2. Exposure: 1/250sec at f/4 and ISO 200 @paulburgessphoto

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