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Street Photography: Seven Photos

Seven cities, seven photographs, seven skilled photographers! Join me on a whirlwind world street photography tour.

Photo by Peter

It’s no secret that I love to pore through the street photography tag in the WordPress.com Reader and share images that catch my attention. Join me on another trip around the world as seen through the eyes (and lenses!) of these seven skilled photographers.

This arresting image of a bird in a car — juxtaposed against the unknowing elderly man passing by — mesmerizes me. Taken by Beirut photographer Ghaleb Cabbabé, there’s an element of the macabre about this photograph that I find intriguing. The odd bird and the filthy windscreen create a certain palpable sinister portent. Check out more of Ghaleb’s work at ALICE BACK FROM WONDERLAND.

Photo by www.alicebackfromwonderland.com

Photo by Ghaleb Cabbabé

Continuing along with ethereal — perhaps even unearthly — imagery, check out this photograph by Akshay Shaha taken at the Multiplex Theatre in Hyderabad, India. The blurred people walking near the Poltergeist poster look as if they’re ghostly spirits who’ve come to take in a movie, wouldn’t you agree?

Photo by Akshay Shaha

Photo by Akshay Shaha

Below, thasveeru‘s image of the two older gents in conversation in Malé City, Maldives, struck me. The man on the left, caught in mid-gesture, and his companion, deep in thought, leave me wondering what they were talking about.

Photo by thasveeru

Photo by thasveeru

And now, over to Paris, and Pat Callahan‘s charming photo of an elderly man clearly engrossed in his reading material. His bent posture and calm engagement against the deep red, yellow, and blue of the wall behind him is quite soothing.

Photo by Pat Callahan

Photo by Pat Callahan

From Paris we go to Brighton, UK, below for a bold image of a different kind by Peter, the photographer behind Eyeteeth. The jagged angles, the stark repeating pattern, and the intense contrast captured my attention.

Photo by Peter

Photo by Peter

From Brighton, we move to Seoul, South Korea, and this image of the bread vendor at TYR Photo. The man’s brightly lit face, his quizzical gaze, blue-striped shirt, and the colorful red and yellow sign are quite captivating.

Photo by TYR Photo

Photo by TYR Photo

Below, at our last stop on the tour, we’re going to rest — just like this tired pup — in Shanghai, China. I can’t help but find that cute canine face and the dog’s relaxed posture irresistible! This photo is one among a vibrant, colorful gallery on Thatiana Terra‘s site, NEVER CLIP MY WINGS.

Photo by Thatiana Terra

Photo by Thatiana Terra

Where in the world have you travelled courtesy of the street photography tag in the WordPress.com Reader?


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  1. arthurpolaroid

    I hate to start controversy, but none of these really qualify as street photography. Pretty? Yes. Gritty? No. Shot with film? Doubtful. Look up the work of Chuck Jimes to see some genuine street photography that is great.

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    • Krista

      My criteria for choosing photographs for this collection is admittedly biased — I discovered them all under the street photography tag in the WordPress.com Reader and they all, for one reason or another, made me stop and look more closely. I found them all powerful and beautiful, each in their own way.

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    • Caroline D

      If someone looks for the guy, it’s JINES and not JIMES… and it is indeed beautiful…

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  2. partyofone

    This really made me feel like I was traveling the world through just a series of pictures. And pictures of dogs are always worth looking at.🙂

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  3. gogi6666

    The whole spectrum of life, all walks of life have been caught by the all-seeing eye of the camera. Diversity in society is an interestic topic, the art of recreate or represent is magnum opus. Thank you for sharing this wonderful photos with us.😉

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  4. cyprian23me

    It’s such a nice tour.

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  5. bappel2014

    I found the photo by Pat Callahan of the man walking and bent over the book to be hauntingly tender and beautiful. The contrast between the rigid shapes and colors of the building with his gentle curve was powerful. Perhaps his age and frailty in contrast to the strong, bold background made me think of his life facing the forces that may have worn min down physically, but not in mind or spirit. I think his flowing curves work a beautiful contrast with the formal rigidity and rectangular forms, with their flat fields of color behind him. Thanks Krista and Pat.

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    • Krista

      Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely response to Pat’s photo! I agree that the contrasts in shape and line and color are all quite stunning.

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  6. Kelly Taylor-Hulan

    arthurpolardoid, does street photography have to be gritty?

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  7. EinfachBloggen

    Great pics ! 👍

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  8. neverclipmywings

    Thank you very much for sharing and leading me to your page. Those are all amazing street shots and it’s an honor to be part of it!

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  9. Richard Clarke

    Great images. A real reflection on urban life that has been captured so well, giving a feel for their surrounding environments.

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  10. Helenmb

    Great street photography series.

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  11. neverclipmywings

    Krista, just now by turning on my pc I could realize where exacty I’ve been featured (through my phone I couldn’t see it). That’s even a better surprise! Those are all great photos – and photographers. So to be among them is a real honor. Cheers!

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  12. natuurfreak

    Well done. Fantastic photos.

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  13. macjam47

    I love the photographs, especially the one of the old man reading.

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  14. jabrush1213

    Beautiful pictures with a story behind each one of them. There is so much to tell just from one picture.

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  15. Mallee Stanley

    On the Paris photo – that must be a darn good book

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  16. medasane

    South Korea guy looked like he was in a movie scene. very cool pics you picked.

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  17. Mr. E.P.

    See | E-P https://E-P.see.me/post/2844474 via @seeme

    This is one of my favorite street shots from none other than NOLA…New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Love your street journey. Just thought I’d share a little of mine.

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  18. Christie

    Akshay’s picture, I love the contrast between the two film posters

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  19. vivachange77

    Great pictures of life. I love best the ones with old men and the dog on the bike.

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  20. Sherry Lynn Felix

    Love the one of the bird in a car by Ghaleb Cabbabé,

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  21. Alice

    Thank you Krista for making this bird fly and best wishes from Beirut.

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  22. David Goorevitch

    I’m no street photographer, but ignore anyone who says that they must be shot on film and must be gritty. Rubbish. I do, however agree that the Brighton abstract isn’t street and that the Bread Guy in Seoul is very, very painterly. But that’s I like it so much. The mood, colour and composition are eerie. And the bird in the car. Keep posting!!

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  23. ayietim1

    I am not an expert of street photography but these pictures tell a medley of hard-to-describe stories and I find all of them captivating and engaging. For me photography is an ‘immortal’ form of art which tells an eternal story through generations. And the story could become a source of inspiration to a genius born to a fortunate generation.

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  24. Sunday

    Beautiful images — thank you for sharing them and your blog.

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  25. pm

    Many thanks for making my photo part of this little collection, very much appreciated.

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  26. Bee

    These are beautiful and calming in a sense.

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  27. anadolupreping

    ı really loved the images presented here.

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  28. mikeirvan

    Very cool photos!

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  29. Prathap Perera

    These are cool.

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  30. Iguassu By Francis

    Different eyes!
    I really liked the Photo by Akshay Shaha.

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  31. emilynatb

    I love these pics. They are very simple and each photo captures the beauty in it’s subject(s). They were all enjoyable to look at🙂

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  32. prior

    I really enjoyed the art (and gritty feel) in each of the photos- and while I am still learning – each photo felt like “street photography” to me –

    side note – I did check on the chuck jines site (as that mindful reader suggested in the first comment) – and well, after viewing the gallery (http://www.chuckjines.com/galleries/) I think most of the images in this post would fit in there as well – the selections here seem to capture the “human experience” and looking at the Jines gallery – well these would fit in especially if converted to B & W
    – also, the reader noted that Jines used “film” – yet the Jines site offers DSLR workshops –

    anyhow, when I have a lot of time this summer I plan on following this tag in wp and exploring a bit – take care

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  33. ogies1965

    Wonderfully done, the photos all talk about you, tell you something about the region its people and even just the backdrop atmosphere at the moment the shutter opened. The only photo that I feel did not really deserve your attention was the poltergeist photo, I feel that was just bad shutter speed selection, it is different but a lot of those gets trashed as it usually is a mistake on the photographers side. Excellent and thank you for a beautiful read

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