Category Archives: wordy (lotsa words)

In conversation with Rena Effendi

by Sanda Galina

 

Growing up my first attraction to photography came through books from various documentary and street photographers. They grabbed me by my two pigtails and sent my childish imagination spiralling into a whole new world. Somewhere out there, beyond the green fields of my playground was another world, people of different skin colour, armed men, starving children, people living in the strangest ways.

And ever since I have been drawn to documentary photography. I have a profound admiration for photographers reporting on social issues, telling everyone their stories that otherwise would not be told.

I came across Rena Effendi’s work few years ago and have been inspired since. At the time her first book was just published “Pipe Dreams: A Chronicle of Lives along the Pipeline” in which she tells a story on people’s lives along the Baku-Tbilisi- Ceyhan oil pipeline through Georgia and Turkey. Story of ordinary people, struggling for survival, right next to a pipeline that is carrying all its wealth and energy to the West.

 
 

(c) Rena Effendi


 
 
 
I managed to get in touch with Rena to find out what inspires her work to which she graciously agreed to answer a few of my questions. Thanks Rena!
 
What is your main drive behind choosing a certain project?
 
Rena:The story has to have some global relevance and it has to be important to me personally. The best story is the one that chooses me.
 
How do you approach people you choose to photograph and what are the main qualities one should have to be able to build a connection between you self and the person you’re documenting?
 
Rena: You have to be open and honest; you have to be charming and also brave in approaching strangers. It’s basic human communication skills that are useful in almost every job. You have to understand your purpose and explain it well.
 
 

(c) Reena Effendi


 
 Have you stayed in touch with anyone you have photographed?
 
Rena: I have been back to meet some of the people I had photographed. But now I moved to another country (Egypt) and with constant travel it’s harder to go back to the same stories and stay in touch.
 
What is the hardest part and what is the most rewarding part of your job?
 
Rena: The most rewarding part is to go back with the images that then become part of your life. Every story and image add on another layer. For me, the hardest is the time before I go out on the shoot. It’s the anticipation and trepidation before the whole thing starts. And then I get sucked into the work and forget everything else.
 
What has been your most interesting situation or experience while taking pictures?
 
Rena: There have been so many different situations… Just last week I was chased down the hill by a 350 kg baby elephant, he was almost 2 years old and wanted to play. Photography takes me to places I would otherwise not find myself in, such as going 400 meters underground in the belly of the Siberian coal mine or enjoying a dinner cooked by the Turkish trans-gender sex workers.
 

(c) Reena Effendi


 
 What equipment do you make sure is always in your camera bag?
 
Rena: I have a Rolleiflex which is older than me by a few years. It’s a wonderful camera that I always take with me. I feel almost helpless without it.
 
I know you shoot film, do you develop it your self or brig it to a lab?
 
Rena: I have been working a lot in colour, so I use various labs around the world to process my film.
 
What makes you to shoot with film instead of digital?
 
Rena: Film pushes me to take things more seriously. With only 12 exposures on the medium format roll, I really have to think hard before I shoot. It’s about discipline. I also love the surprises of film, sometimes you have to trust the gods.
 

(c) Reena Effendi


 
 If you could have a master class with anyone you wished, who would be your ultimate photographer you would like to learn from or work with?
 
Rena: There are definitely a few that I would love to meet and have a conversation with. Unfortunately, most of them are dead now. Diane Arbus and Richard Avedon for instance. I would have loved to hear them talk in person.
 
If you could shoot anything and anywhere, what would it be?
 
Rena: In my dreams, when I am asleep. Sometimes there are wonderful pictures there.
 

(c) Reena Effendi




 How did it feel to hold in your hands your first book for the first time?
 
Rena: It was like when you come from a trip abroad, a country you’ve never been to before and you went there with your best friends and brought back memories, pictures and things you bought. And a few years later you find a box of all these things in it and you open it again and go through it. It feels nice.
 
What tips and advice would you give someone wanting to work with social and documentary photography?
 
Rena: Be patient, read more, look at other people’s work to see who is doing what, try to avoid clichés.


(c) Reena Effendi




 
To find out more about Rena’s work and see her beautiful photographs please visit http://www.refendi.com/  
 
Thank you,
 
Sanda

Jeff Ladd

Backi Jarak, Serbia, 2001, Jeff Ladd

I was wandering around the web and clicked and flicked through Tokyo Camera Style, my go to site for lusting after old film gear. In amongst the graphic gratuitous gear photos there was a link to an interview by Blake Andrews with 5B4 author and photographer Jeff Ladd

Jeff Ladd lives in New York City, where he is an active photographer as well as the author of 5b4 and a co-founder ofErrata Editions.

B: Can you briefly trace your photographic path? When did you first become interested in it? Was there any special teacher or photographer who grabbed you initially?

JL: My “path” in the medium was really stumbled upon. When I graduated from high school I had no real direction other than I was good at skateboarding. I was a bad student and the idea of college wasn’t really on my mind. A girlfriend of mine was attending the School of Visual Arts in New York City and she was the real motivating factor in my applying to that school. I had an “interest” in photography but not one strong enough to commit to a four year, and somewhat costly, education. My parents supported my decision but also sensed that I just wanted to be with my girlfriend in NYC and school was a convenient excuse. They were absolutely right. 

Read on here

– Rory

All My Lovin and other events – An exciting month of photography in Cork!

Mark February 2011 as a very exciting month of Photography in Cork. The above video is from the All My Lovin opening in May 2010 in Poland. Now it’s coming to Cork!

I received the press release this morning, so will quote directly from it –

Sirius Arts Centre in association with the Crawford Art Gallery has brought together a number of arts venues to organize a massive exhibition of photography that will take over Cork City and County in February 2011.

The exhibitions are being held to highlight the importance of photographic art to the area and in support of the largest exhibition of photography ever to be held in Cork!   “All My Lovin” which opens in the Crawford Art Gallery on Thursday 3 of February at 6:00pm was initially co curated Sirius Artistic Director, Peggy Sue Amison Krzysztof Candrowicz – Director of Fotofestiwal, Lódz and Lódz Arts Centre, Poland  and Christoph Tannert – Director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany, for the 9th Annual Lodz International Festival of Photography and premiered in Lódz, Poland and Berlin Germany in 2010 – now this collection of international photographic artists will be highlighted in Ireland.

The collected supporting exhibitions will highlight different established arts venues, as well as numerous artist led spaces and universities.  Sirius Arts Centre, with the support of Culture Ireland has organised for a 2 day portfolio review event featuring over 13 curators and artists from Ireland and Europe (registration is now closed on this event) which will take place on the 5 &6 of February in Cobh, County Cork with over 70 participating photographers. This event will create a truly international mix of artists working in photography.

For more information please contact Sirius Arts Centre at cobharts@iol.ie for more information or visit the websites listed below.

So here’s a list of the events taking place. Again quoted from the press release.

———————————————————————————————

Opening Thursday 3 February 6:00pm

ALL MY LOVIN’

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork

Artists: DOUG DUBOIS  JENNY MATTHEWS  LYDIA PANASPHILLIP TOLEDANO  AMELIA STEIN  CAROLLE BENITAH MUIREANN BRADY  ALEX TEN NAPEL  IGOR SAVCHENKOELINOR CARUCCI  LUCIA STRÁNAIOVÁ  CHRIS HURLEY EDITH MAYBIN  REBECCA MARTINEZ  ANNA SHTEYNSHLEYGERSANDRA MINCHIN  VERENA JAEKEL

Co-curated Peggy Sue Amison – Sirius Arts Centre’s Artistic Director,  Krzysztof Candrowicz – Director of Fotofestiwal, Lódz and Lódz Arts Centre, Poland  and Christoph Tannert – Director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany, for the 9th Annual Lodz International Festival of Photography.

A collection of imagery focusing of love, family, relationships through photography,video and sound installations.  Travelling from romantic and sexual love through to lifelong relationships within families, to faded and remembered love, All My Lovin explores a vast dialogue through the collective voices of these international artists.

Running until Saturday 19 March, Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00-17:00www.crawfordartgallery.ie

———————————————————————————————

Opening Thursday 27th January 6pm – 9pm

Prisoner of Damp Patches

Works by April Gertler

Basement Project Space – Camden Quay, Cork

Explorations in various media including collage, drawing and photography addressing aspects of everyday life – inner dialogues, moments and details the artist sees, hears or considers as she moves through her days. The pieces in this show are a mirror of the quotidian, but taken together, they point to the larger themes running through the artist’s oeuvre: female empowerment; the meaning of time; the complex dynamics of intimate relationships; the anonymity of urban life, and also mobility and globalization.

April was artist in residence in January for the Guesthouse – part of the Cork Artist’s Collective. This is her first solo exhibition in Ireland.  For more information visit: www.aprilgertler.com

Additionally April is the founder of Picture Berlin, an artist residency/art academy for artists working with photography.  For more information: www.aprilgertler.com/ www.pictureberlin.org

Running until Thursday 10th Feb

Studio Hours: 12:00 – 17:00

basementprojectspace.wordpress.com

———————————————————————————————

Opening Wednesday 2 February 18:00

Stag and Deer present Season 2

Photographs by Maeve O’Neill

Winthrop Arcade, Winthrop Street, Cork(Adjacent to Oliver Plunkett Street across from the General Post Office)

Maeve O Neill’s work is more akin to dreaming than to documentation, offering thoughts of how we connect with the world we are situated in and how an image may work in our experience. Within this lies a detached quality which infers that the image is more than just data. What is intrinsic to her work is the inevitable, if impossible, wish to see things in totality; which is in essence to want to make a map of the world, to understand; wanting to know and critique the experience of life. For more information visit: www.maeveoneill.com

Supported by O’Leary’s Camera World and IADT

Running until Wednesday 9 February

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 18:00www.staganddeer.com

———————————————————————————————

Opening Wednesday 2 February at 19:00pm

Camden Palace Hotel in partnership with Sirius Arts CentrePresents

PAT THE PICKET

In celebration of the life and times of Pat Allen: 1953 – 2010

Camden Quay, Cork (across from the Opera House)

In celebration of the life and times of Pat Allen: 1953 – 2010

Photographs by Doug Dubois along with Pat’s costumes and other effects. Pat Allen was a very special part of Cork City.  Arriving at protests in outlandish costumes, he became well known in the city for illustrating in a special way the uniqueness of this creative city.

Running: Until Friday 25 February

———————————————————————————————

The Tributaries  an Installation by Charlie Jouvet

Exploring pinhole photography, French photographer, Jouvet, explores portraiture in a site specific context.  Special thanks to Cork Film Centre

Running until Saturday 12 February

———————————————————————————————

Running from 2 February

People of the Sea by Gilles Perrin

Hosted by iophotoworks and the Institute of French

18 St Patricks Place, Wellington Road Cork (Across from 96FM Broadcasting House, at the end of Welllington Road)

An encore exhibition of large format, black and white documentary photographs by French photographer, Gilles Perrin which focuses on people working in the maritime industry around Cork County. This is an edited selection of works from the recent exhibition held in Sirius Arts Centre and West Cork Arts Centre.

Running until Monday 28 FebruaryOpening Hours: Monday  Friday 10:00  17:00/Saturday 11:00  15:00/Sunday closed

———————————————————————————————

From Sunday 23 January

Harry Moore Out and About

Quay Co-Op Restaurant, 24 Sullivans Quay, Cork City

Cork based photographer Harry Moore works extensively with pinhole photography, this exhibition reflects his feelings of Cork City where he’s lived since 1990.

“The city is compact, has a strong society and active networks in all areas of the arts, which keep me sustained here. I also enjoy the look of the city and enjoy aspects of its history is reflected in architectural features.”

Opening Hours: Monday  Saturday 9:00  21:00/Sunday: ClosedRunning until March

———————————————————————————————

Opening Friday 4 February 19:00

Charlie Jouvet Geheimnisträger  The Bearers of Secrets and “The Pier”

Sirius Arts Centre  The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, County Cork

Special Guest Opening Speaker  Krzysztof Candrowicz  Director of the Lódz photography Festival and Lódz Arts Centre, Poland

Seeking out the echoes in Central Europe left behind after World War II and changes in the global consciousness of destruction, French photographer, Jouvet reveals the Geheimnisträger (Bearers of Secrets) which remain.

The Pier is a collection of images of Cobh made while Charlie Jouvet was in residency at Sirius Arts Centre in December 2009. For more information on the artist visit: www.mueki.com

Running until Sunday 6 MarchGallery Hours: Wednesday  Friday 11:00  17:00/ Saturday & Sunday 14:00 17:00 Monday & Tuesday Closed

www.siriusartscentre.ie

———————————————————————————————

Opening Saturday 5 February at 19:00

Cutters – An Irish and international exhibition of collage

Curated by James GallagherWest Cork Arts Centre – North Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork

In Cutters/Cork James Gallagher, has brought together over 50 artists from all over the world to illustrate the range and depth of collage taking place today. This exhibition is the third in the Cutters series (Brooklyn in 2009, and Berlin in 2010.

Artists: Michael Bartalos, Melinda Beck, Brian Belott, Hischam Akira Bharoocha, Stephen Brandes, Paul Burgess, Dennis Busch, Hollie Chastain, Alejandro Chavetta, Cless, Barrett Cook, Liam Crockard, Valero Doval, Jesse Draxler, Tatiana Echeveri Fernandez, Erik Foss, James Gallagher, April Gertler, Jason Glasser, Eva Han, Sean Hillen, Ashkan Honarvar, Jordin Isip, Louis Johnstone, Rubén B Kowalsk, Eva Lake, Greg Lamarche, Vanessa Lemounier, Dani Leventhal, Leif Low-Beer, Max o Matic, Jeffrey Meyer, Vincent Pacheco, Melissa Paget, David Plunkert, Garrett Pruter, Kareem Rizk, Javier Rodriguez, Jenni Rope, Jason Rosenberg, Valerie Roybal, Joe Ryckebosch, Cay Schroder, Baby Smith, Kerstin Stephan, Katherin Streeter, Sergei Sviatchenko, Alejandra Villasmil, David Wallace, Jessica Williams, Oliver Wiegner, Lulu Wolf, Bill Zindel, Anthony Zinonos and Mario Zoots.

Running until 12 MarchGallery Hours: Monday  Saturday 10:00  17:00

www.westcorkartscentre.com

———————————————————————————————

Running until Sunday 6 February

‘From Here to There’

An exhibition of contemporary Irish and Chinese art

Curated by Fion Gunn

CIT Cork School of Music Union Quay, Cork

A collection of images which reflect the experiences of Irish artists as they absorb and are inspired by recent visits in China, along with a simultaneous look at Ireland through the lens of the Chinese artist Maleonn Ma.  Each artist brings a fresh interpretation and reading of the other’s culture and each has their work enriched and made more subtle by the experience of ‘otherness’.

Special thanks to Crawford College of Art & Design, University College Cork, Cork City Council, Cork School of Music, Don Gallery, Shanghai, China.

CIT Cork School of Music Union Quay, Cork

Opening Hours: Fridays 08.30am -22:00, Saturdays 09:00-17:00, most Sundays 09:00-17:00.

Also running until 6 FebruaryContemporary China

Wandesford Quay Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork (adjacent to Cork Printmakers)

Hours same as above Curated by Cheng Xixing from the Don Gallery, Shanghai in association with Ciarán Walsh and Fion Gunn. Works by: Han Feng, Huang Ling, Liu Ren, Lu Tianyang, Ni Youyu, Xiao Jiang, Zhang Xiangxi, Zhang Yunyao and XueWu Zheng.

 

———————————————————————————————

Opening Wednesday 9 February

START

An Exhibition of CCAD Student PhotographyWandsford Quay Gallery, Wandsford Quay, Cork City

Photographic works from the students of CIT Crawford College of Art & Design. The students come from a diverse range of discipline within Art and Design. For some photography represents an aspect of their creative project, while for others it is the principal medium within their emerging fine art practice. START celebrates this diversity and the bridging role played by photography.  START is just the beginning.

Opening times Wed- Sat, 10am-6pm.Running until 3rd March

———————————————————————————————

Artist Talks & Events

Friday 4 February 14:00pm

Polish Contemporary Photography

Krzysztof Candrowicz, Director of the Lódz International Festival of Photography PolandCrawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Cork

Made possible with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland

Followed by:
“Meet the Curators”

15:30 Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Cork

A panel discussion introducing guest curators from Europe participating in the International Portfolio Review in Cobh, County Cork, made possible with the support of Sirius Arts Centre, Culture Ireland and the Crawford Art Gallery.

Admission Free

———————————————————————————————

Thursday 10 February 18:00

Artist talks with Doug Dubois, Phil Toledano and Jenny Matthews

Participating artists from the exhibition “All My Lovin”Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Cork

Admission Free

 

———————————————————————————————

Lighting the Edges

An Exhibition of Photographs byAnn O’Kelly

5th Saturday, February, 2011 at 2pm

The Bishopstown Library, Wilton, Cork.

——————————————————————————————

Saturday and Sunday 4 & 5 February

International Photographic Portfolio Reviews

Cobh, County Cork

An opportunity for photographers to meet with Irish and international curators

Special thanks to Culture Ireland. Registration is closed.

———————————————————————————————

– Rory

 

 

 

 

Goodbye’s and Hello’s

Kodachrome

I’ve never been a huge user of slide film, but you can’t dispute the joy of looking at a perfectly exposed slide. The colours can have a magic that we don’t often see in prints. The demise of Kodachrome has been well documented this year. Produced since 1935, it was an icon of photography in its own right and beloved of millions of photographers. Paul Simon put it in his own words –

Kodachrome

They give us those nice bright colors

They give us the greens of summers

Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, Oh yeah

I got a Nikon camera

I love to take a photograph

So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
If you took all the girls I knewWhen I was single

And brought them all together for one night

I know they’d never matchmy sweet imagination

everything looks WORSE in black and white

 

Some of the photographers we said goodbye to in 2010 were

Henry Miller (c) Peter Gowland

Peter Gowland, March 17th 2010

 

Demonstrators huddled in a doorway, seeking shelter from high-pressure fire hoses, in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. (c) Charles Moore

Charles Moore, March 13th 2010

 

(c) Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall, March 24th 2010

 

Paul Newman, 1964 © Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper, May 29th 2010

 

John Lennon (c) Brian Duffy

Duffy, May 31st, 2010

 

Kate Moss (c) Corinne Day

Corinne Day, August 27th 2010

 

So, with goodbye’s to some of the greats, lets look forward to 2011. Cork Analogue Photographers are welcoming new members (interested? leave a comment below). We are planning on printing and exhibiting the Faces Project, a portraiture project we shot during the Cork Live at the Marquee concerts. We will also hold a version of the Disposable Camera Day – probably along the lines of a Crappy Camera Day (crap camera? check. roll of film? check. day out? check!). So we’ll be out and about

All the best to everyone for 2011, have a happy and healthy New Year. I’m off for a drink now 🙂

– Rory

Dublin in the 1980’s, by Gerry Smith

(c) Gerry Smith. Screen capture from Blurb

I knew my friend, Gerry Smith, was into photography. I have seen some of his prints over the years, but not that many. We have lost touch in recent years, save for occasional contact. I knew that he was working on a Blurb book of some of his old work, and this evening he sent me a link to the book on Blurb and a youtube video of some select pieces. I have to say that I was blown away by the work, it really is excellent.

The work depicts Dublin in the 1980’s, and while I remember it murkily from my childhood, the photographs really represent a town from another time. Gerry says in his introduction

During the early 1980’s in Dublin, the inner city area was enveloped with half demolished buildings, unkempt sites and a general sense of disregard for the architectural heritage of the city. This was a manifestation of the overall depressed economic condition prevelant within Ireland at the time.

The wider richly layered social, commercial and architectural heritage represents the ‘soul’ of the inner city, which has developed over the centuries to establish the core of Dublin as unique in the qualities of scale, diversity and character of place.

The inner city on both sides of the River Liffey encompassed a rich diversity of uses and architectural quality, some of which have been regrettably lost to ‘development’ oppotunity, however the refurbishment of some areas has helped preserve and enhance much of the original quality of Dublin’s historic buildings and cultural content.

Some of the market activities that have survived to this day albeit in revised formats include the Moore Street market, the Smithfield Horsefair and the Dublin Corporation Wholesale markets on St. Michan’s Street also in the Smithfield area.

Many of the places captured in these images have become unrecognisable over the years due to redevelopment, however this collection provides a view of some of that which served us well for decades, but no longer remains.

While Gerry discusses the changing architecture of the city in his introduction, what really grabs me is the people in the photographs. The older men and women in particular, but also the children, are from another time and place – somewhere in the past, in history books, no longer present. And yet I need to remind myself that the children in the photos would have been a similar age to myself at the time – it’s not quite the ancient past!

I haven’t seen it in printed form yet, but this looks like a beautiful book that will appeal to a wide audience, not just to Dubs and the Irish.

– Rory

Link to the Blurb Book

Link to the youtube video

Link to Gerry’s website

2024 Silly season

Untitled #5, from Asser Levy Pool. 2010. 20x24 Polaroid. (c) Greg Miller

I blame kids off school, bike rides in the woods, weddings, camping and The Wire. It’s the silly season and no doubt I have neglected the blog a bit. Blogging is a bit like printing in the darkroom – at this time of the year you’d rather be outside, just hanging.

A bit like Greg Miller who hung out at the Asser Levy Pool – an outdoor pool in Manhattan. He didn’t have his camera phone or some digicam with him. He didn’t have a nice 35mm slr, fancy pants medium format ‘blad, or some big n’ bendy 4*5 neither. Nope, he brought with him a 20*24 inch giant polaroid camera and the results, like the one above are just, well, dope (as the kids might say in NYC).

The 20x24 Polaroid Camera. Photo courtesy 20x24 Studio.

I have no idea what this super rare polaroid film must cost.  20*24 – I mean that’s two feet long on the long edge and just under that on the short edge. When you bring paper that size into the darkroom, you have some negative that you have already selected from a contact print, test printed at maybe 8*10, hummed and hawed a bit, and maybe then decided that perhaps it’s good enough for a sheet of that 20*24 paper from the box of 25 that you bought from Gunn’s on Wexford St. six months ago, and don’t want to waste ‘cos it’s well, a bit expensive.

You get a lend of the 20*24 Polaroid camera though, and you have no negative to choose from. You are there, with your subject, with your shot, and when you open that shutter you gotta hope you get it right.

And then, right in front of the people who have just posed for you, you reveal the print. The giant, 20*24 inch, full technicolour print right there in front of you, moments after it has been shot. Magic.

Photographer Greg Miller wrote about the day on his blog here. From what I can see on the web, the photographs are just beautiful. I’d love to see them in real life – I’m sure the screen does them no justice.

– Rory

Street Style Photography and the Sartorialist

by Miriam King

April 15th, Style Profile Romney Leader , NYC (c) Scott Schuman

May 13th Rolled Shorts NYC (c) Scott Schuman

In the last few years the rise of the internet has allowed street photographers to publish their photos instantly and reach a massive audience though their blogs. Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist is one of the pioneers of this type of street style blogging. While the focus of Scott’s work is street style and fashion, his photographic style is reminiscent of Sander’s portraits, and he lists Sanders as one of his influences. They both have a similar objective style of photographing people. Both their work is about how people’s identity is expressed by what they wear, whether that is a uniform for a job, a well cut suit, a student wearing a quirky outfit or a fashion editor wearing a beautiful dress.

Oct 6th at Lanvin B&W hat (c) Scott Schuman

The Streetstyle blogging phenomenon has its roots in the Japanese street fashion Fruits magazines of the 90s, but the blogging platform now allowed photographers to publish their photos freely and reach a widespread audience. Scott Schuman started his blog in 2005 after leaving a job in fashion marketing, at first it was simply a hobby but it grew quickly into a fulltime job. Scott has now taken photographs for many major fashion magazines & in 2009 he published a book of his photographs. Thousands of street style blogs have sprung up in cities all over the world in the last 5 years, some are more photographically successful  than others but here are a few I’d recommend.

STOCKHOLM - intersection launch dinner & hornstull, 06/14-15/10 (c) Yvan Rodic

The Facehunter

Photographer Yvan Rodic, based in London but travels all over the world.

Yvan began his blog in 2006 & despite not having had a background in photography he has had his photos published in GQ, Elle & Vogue and is now working as a fulltime streetstyle photographer. He describes his style of photography as “between a pose and a snapshot. I mean it’s natural but a bit posed.” And he cites the photographer Rineke Dijekstra as the inspiration behind the simplicity of his photographic style. He also keeps a visual diary of his travels at yvanrodic.blogspot.com.


(c) Liisa Jokinen and Sampo Karjalainen

Hel-looks

Photographers Liisa Jokinen and Sampo Karjalainen from Helsinki, Finland.

This is one of the longest running street style blogs, the pictures are taken in the streets and clubs of Helsinki from July 2005 onwards. The project is a tribute to Fruits and Street magazines, the pioneers of street fashion photography.

Stil in Berlin

Photographers Mary Scherpe and Dario Natale based in Berlin.

“Stil in Berlin” is an online photography project, published in blog- presenting a selection of contemporary Berlin street style. It was founded in March 2006.

All The Pretty Birds

Photographer Tamu McPherson from Milan.

Humans express their personalities through fashion. There are those who go along with the grain and those whose roots grow outside of the field. Wherever we fall on the fashion spectrum, we are all beautiful creatures. We are all pretty birds.

StreetHearts

Photographers Andreas Schjønhaug and Eirik Slyngst, based in Oslo.

The Streethearts is a fashion web site aiming at showing what ordinary, well-dressed people wear in their everyday lives.


(c) Wayne Tippets

StreetStyle Aesthetic

Photographer Wayne Tippets in London.

Streetstyle from the point of view of a reportage photographer.

Vanessa Jackman

Photographer Vanessa Jackman in London.

Vanessa Jackman is an Australian lawyer turned photographer. She says “I take a thousand photographs every day – some in my head, some with my camera; I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life- I am totally and utterly in love with my camera and with the people and things I photograph”.


Fashion Filosofy © 2007-2009

And finally Fashion Filosofy & Dublin Streets get an honorary mention for being Irish!

– Miriam