Street Photography as Story Telling

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Many street photography tutorials discuss reoccuring topics, such as focussing techniques, composition, candid shooting, etc. However, I believe that one topic is underrepresented – storytelling. Many composition principles in street photography are the same as in other kinds of photography. In addition, there needs to be some additional element of interest in the scene as well – an attention grabber. I mentioned in a previous blog post that for example Joel Meyerowitz’s key idea is relations. In “Life of a Child“, I tried to express this element of relation. I belief storytelling in street photography is another element of interest often overlooked.

image Life of a child, 2016

Storytelling in street photography

Stories are sometimes subtile and covered by more prominent features, such as light or composition. Sometimes, however, stories are told very strongly, as with the famous picture V-J Day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt. This picture is…

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