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I just looked up some photos by well-known street photographers. I thought people shouldn’t be looking at you. But I saw examples, like this one I took when the gentlemen caught me, turning his head at the last second!

So I guess this qualifies.

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I have never been keen on the term 'street photography', not the photography that is made just the term. I prefer to say 'urban documentary' but I'm not too fussed about it to argue or debate.  I was on a bus in NYC some years ago and saw saw Bruce Gilden stalking the streets outside with his Leica and flashgun. I have heard him speak a few times and he is brusque and direct and doesn't suffer fools. Especially when they ask dumb questions. We all have our 'lines in the sand' when it comes to liking folk. However, I do like him, his attitude and his work. 

 

Urban documentary has always been part of my ongoing work (not Alamy type work) and there are some here: https://www.pete-davis-photography.com/city-stories

here: https://www.pete-davis-photography.com/home-and-away and here - new book: https://www.pete-davis-photography.com/innocence-of-eye

 

Alamy told me off for posting my links here but I notice that others post links to their blog so I hope I may be excused for just posting these to just to join in and add to the discussion. 

Pete Davis

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16 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

I just looked up some photos by well-known street photographers. I thought people shouldn’t be looking at you. But I saw examples, like this one I took when the gentlemen caught me, turning his head at the last second!

So I guess this qualifies.

 

 

For me, the best street photos tend to be candid. However, I'd say that there is all kinds of street photography.

 

The main thing is to tell a story. No?

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Events keep the street genre fresh, only recently it was enough to have a phone in the picture.

 

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Phones are now so old, today you need a mask to be contemporary...

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Stay safe  😷

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Sorry Edo, PU is short for personal use, when somebody buys a picture of a tv remote thinking they are getting a tv remote and are disapointed when they only get a picture.  I was typing faster than I was thinking.

 

Good blog!  I think stylised food and lifestyle pictures are fascinating.  I just can't see the image in my head to be able to create them.

 

 

Cheers 😀

 

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4 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

Ahh, FBI, CIA, and FYI are the only ones I know. I thought PU meant pop-up.

 

 

Coulda meant pee-yew, as in stinky! 😁 But no, that doesn’t fit delicious-looking food.

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19 hours ago, Mr Standfast said:

 

 

Good blog!  I think stylised food and lifestyle pictures are fascinating.  I just can't see the image in my head to be able to create them.

 

 

Cheers 😀

 

 

I have zero images in my head when I go out to shoot; I come across them. 

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3 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

Have you been social distancing—washing your hands, wearing a face mask, using sanitizer, and do you have disposable gloves? This is a full-time job!

 

https://edostrange.blogspot.com/2020/08/social-distancing.html

 

 

 

Love your blogs Edo. Very erudite, if I may say so. Particularly liked the sign saying "Wear a mask or go to jail."

 

"Wear a mask or go to jail, do not pass go and do not collect £200."😇

 

Allan

 

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4 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

Have you been social distancing—washing your hands, wearing a face mask, using sanitizer, and do you have disposable gloves? This is a full-time job!

 

https://edostrange.blogspot.com/2020/08/social-distancing.html

 

Love your blog post Edo, especially the photo of the chicken going one way and the lady going up the stairs. Yes they are definitely demonstrating effective social distancing 😂

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22 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Love your blogs Edo. Very erudite, if I may say so. Particularly liked the sign saying "Wear a mask or go to jail."

 

"Wear a mask or go to jail, do not pass go and do not collect £200."😇

 

Allan

 

 

Erudite? Hey, we don't put up with that kind of talk in Brooklyn! 😎

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Metres are my most comfortable metric measurement; I know full well that a metre is about 3 inches longer than a yard, but in terms of social distancing, it's near enough. Height? I'm 5ft7in and no idea how much that is in centimetres. No matter how many times I look it up, the answer doesn't stick. After 50 years, I have come to terms with my weight as so many stones and so many pounds. How did we ever come to use this bonkers system? Back in the 70s Canada and USA had agreed to go metric. Pretty well at the last moment, USA pulled out but Canada had already started the switch so just kept going. When I go to the butchers I still order a 4lb chicken in spite of the fact that the scales are metric and all the prices are metric and I know full well what I want is about a 1.8 kg chook. If I go to the pub, I'll order beer by the pint but I don't do that a lot these days. I suspect Americans visiting Canada by car find it a bit confusing. At least they all drive on the same side of the road

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6 minutes ago, Robert M Estall said:

5ft7in

Same here, or so I claim. 1 metre 70.

I put 1.72 on my first passport. Must have been the platform heels.

I've finally gone over to the dark side for DIY measurements. When you're buying in metres you might as well measure in them.

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1 hour ago, Robert M Estall said:

Metres are my most comfortable metric measurement; I know full well that a metre is about 3 inches longer than a yard, but in terms of social distancing, it's near enough. Height? I'm 5ft7in and no idea how much that is in centimetres. No matter how many times I look it up, the answer doesn't stick. After 50 years, I have come to terms with my weight as so many stones and so many pounds. How did we ever come to use this bonkers system? Back in the 70s Canada and USA had agreed to go metric. Pretty well at the last moment, USA pulled out but Canada had already started the switch so just kept going. When I go to the butchers I still order a 4lb chicken in spite of the fact that the scales are metric and all the prices are metric and I know full well what I want is about a 1.8 kg chook. If I go to the pub, I'll order beer by the pint but I don't do that a lot these days. I suspect Americans visiting Canada by car find it a bit confusing. At least they all drive on the same side of the road

 

Metric is un-american. Ronald Reagan said so and killed off the United States Metric Board.

The fact is that one of the co-developers of the metric system was Benjamin Franklin. And that the US decided to go metric with the Metric Act in 1866. That must be a typo, no? No. 1866.

 

wim

 

edit: btw have you ever tried putting gallons in your tank on either side of the 49th parallel?

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5 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

Erudite? Hey, we don't put up with that kind of talk in Brooklyn! 😎

 

Made me search Alamy for Araldite the well known epoxy glue....19 hits.

 

Race!

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27 minutes ago, wiskerke said:

btw have you ever tried putting gallons in your tank on either side of the 49th parallel?

 

That's how we first learned that Americans were weird. Why would they have a smaller gallon? You can explain it as many times as you like, but it's still weird in my simple little mind. It didn't matter much as Canadians and Americans always pull into a gas station and say "Fill her up"  In France they mostly Fill her up but I have to watch them carefully as nobody in their right mind would drive a Petrol VW Van. Ah but wait, I was right now that we have come to realise Diesel is evil 

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1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

Same here, or so I claim. 1 metre 70.

I put 1.72 on my first passport. Must have been the platform heels.

I've finally gone over to the dark side for DIY measurements. When you're buying in metres you might as well measure in them.

 

Buying timber gives you the best of both worlds - a 3.6m length of 2"x4", anyone?

 

Alex

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52 minutes ago, wiskerke said:

 

Metric is un-american. Ronald Reagan said so and killed off the United States Metric Board.

The fact is that one of the co-developers of the metric system was Benjamin Franklin. And that the US decided to go metric with the Metric Act in 1866. That must be a typo, no? No. 1866.

 

wim

 

edit: btw have you ever tried putting gallons in your tank on either side of the 49th parallel?

 

It's true that Ronnie killed off the metric system, but he created things too. He created the American homeless. 

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