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STREET PORTRAITS | Street photographer: Serge Bouvet

STREET PORTRAITS | Street photographer: Serge Bouvet | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it
J’ai tenté pour la première fois de faire du street portrait. Je souhaitais vous parler de la réaction des sujets photographiés à leur insu. - Serge Bouvet
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LIFE | Photographer: Junku Nishimura

LIFE | Photographer: Junku Nishimura | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it

Junku Nishimura live in small coal-mining village in the Yamaguchi Prefecture. His father is now old and Junku’s dream was to pass the last years with him growing and harvesting rice in their family paddy fields. He had left years ago to become a salaryman in big city Japan.

 

Anyone who knows Junku knows he has three great loves – Photography, Music and Whiskey. He found his love for music and whiskey while moonlighting as a DJ in bars serving customers from the US Military Base. He found photography while snap-shooting his blue collar peers in his early days in Japan’s building industry.

 

A friend of Junku’s recently got married and invited him to the wedding ceremony. He asked if it was okay to go without a suit because he didn’t own one. He quit his suit for a camera years ago. The friend replied “Yes, as long as you don’t smell.” Junku showed up, with his signature, heavily stitched and patched fisherman hat. Vintage Junku!

 

I’ve always believed the notion that every photograph is a portrait of the photographer. Here is a selection of Junku’s photographs of Japan – a portrait from a Larrikin Ex-salaryman.

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More from Junku Nishimura: www.flickr.com/photos/junku-newcleus
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I See A Darkness | Photojournalist: Matt Lutton

I See A Darkness  | Photojournalist: Matt Lutton | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it

 “As soon as you appeared on this roof you made yourself ridiculous. It was your tone of voice. You spoke your words as though you denied the very existence of the shadows or of evil. Think, now: where would your good be if there were no evil and what would the world look like without shadow? Shadows are thrown by people and things. There’s the shadow of my sword, for instance. But shadows are also cast by trees and living things. Do you want to strip the whole globe by removing every tree and every creature to satisfy your fantasy of a bare world? You’re stupid.” - Mikhail Bulgakov for Matt lutton

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Lutton has lived and worked in Serbia since 2009, documenting the complex climate of a country that he says is still “emerging from the hangover of the 1990s, where atrocities were carried out in their name just across newborn borders, and constructive reflection about the consequences of those years is long over due.” As a documentary photographer, the image is everything—it unveils the nuanced stories that wait to be told,

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Street photography | Photographer: Matt Stuart

Street photography | Photographer: Matt Stuart | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it
I am not sure which came first, my being nosey or an interest in 'street photography', but a fascination with people and the way they live their lives is why I enjoy the business so much.

 

There is something special and unique about photographer Matt Stuart's 'Street Photography', these photographs are honest pictures that display beauty and significance of the everyday life which otherwise would have gone unnoticed by the rest of us. And what makes them more interesting is the fact that these are entirely spontaneous. And this makes it necessary for Stuart to be in the right place at the right time. He is always ready with his small Leica camera, lots of optimism and patience to make an image and move on.

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Tokyo in Black and White | Photographer: Tatsuo Suzuki

Tokyo in Black and White | Photographer: Tatsuo Suzuki | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it

Japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki captures the frenetic atmosphere of Tokyo through richly toned black and white street photography. Suzuki’s use of long exposures and high contrast serve to emphasize the overwhelming experience of navigating a massive urban environment. Suzuki’s subjects show a fascinating mix of exhaustion and frantic energy. Some are pictured hurrying past, while others lay passed out in subway seats, clutching their purses. Technology is another interesting element in Suzuki’s images as people focus intently on their phones; seemingly unaware of the city humming around them. 

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Best works | Photographer: ANDERS PETERSEN

Best works | Photographer: ANDERS PETERSEN | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it

Anders Petersen is noted for his intimate and personal documentary-style black-and-white photographs. He studied photography under Christer Stromholm in Sweden, 1966-1967. In 1967, he started to photograph the late-night regulars (prostitutes, transvestites, drunks, lovers, drug addicts) in a bar in Hamburg, Germany, named Café Lehmitz, and continued that project for three years. His photobook of the same name was published eight years later, in 1978, by Schirmer/Mosel in Germany, and then appeared in France (1979) and Sweden (1982). Café Lehmitz has since become regarded as a seminal book in the history of European photography.One of the photos from this series was later used as the cover art for Tom Waits' 1985 album Rain Dogs.

 

In 1970, he co-founded SAFTRA, the Stockholm group of photographers, with Kenneth Gustavsson. At the same time, he taught at Christer Stromholm's school. He has been director of the Göteborg School of Photography and Film. He began to photograph for magazines, and he continued his personal photo diary work, which continues to this day. He has photographed for extensive periods of time in prisons, mental asylums, and homes for old people.

 

In 1978, Petersen received a grant from the Swedish Authors' Foundation. In 2003, he was elected Photographer of the Year at the Recontres d'Arles. In 2007, he was one of four finalists for the £30,000 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

Petersen has published more than 20 books, mostly in Sweden, and has had solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe and Asia.

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Street photography | Photographer: Serge Bouvet,

Street photography | Photographer: Serge Bouvet, | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it

Serge Bouvet, French press photographer. Serge Bouvet is a Paris based Photographer and artist who lives, works and enjoys the fast paced lifestyle of the most important city in the world. Serge Bouvet specializes in street photography and travel photographs. He also has a passion for shooting still life and products and has been known to shoot highly stylized and creative portraits.

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