Archive for March, 2012

In street photography we are always on the lookout for the special moment in the mundane life. Those moments are there for 1/1000 of a second and they are gone a 1/1000 of a second later. Thinking before shooting is a luxury that in most times street photographers cannot allow themselves. The street photographer works and shoot mostly on intuition.

But sometimes the scene gives us the opportunity to work it, to explore the scene from different angles, to construct a better composition and to capture the decisive moment.

The scene doesn’t have to be static, it could be a person walking that we can follow and shoot in different situations giving us a verity to choose from.

Back in film days, working the scene could be expansive as development and printing cost money but today in the digital world, working the scene is free.

We all know that patience is a virtue, both in life and in photography (well, photography is life), especially in street photography. working the scene requires patience. Don’t rush your photography don’t shoot just one shot and think that you got it. If the opportunity comes up and allow you to work the scene then be patience and work the scene, exploit it to the max to be sure you get the best picture possible from the scene. Don’t worry about how many pictures you took and how much disk space they are going to take, it’s all worth it if you catch that one great frame.

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

In my last post – Inspiration 001 I’ve talked about William Klein, watch the next video as he takes us exploring his contact sheets giving us a glimpse to how he worked the scene in order to get the best frame.

I’ve been dying to go out and hit the streets for days now but unfortunately I’m stuck in a hospital… Don’t worry, I’m fine and probably be on my way home tomorrow (hopefully).

So I decided to use this time I have to start a series of posts sharing with you some of the photographers that inspire me.

It’s not a big secret that I’m into old school street photography, I think it reflects well in my work although I try to bring my own twist and some more modern approaches as well.

I like to get close to my objects, I like to be involved in the scene even if it’s just for a split of a second. I have adopted Robert Capa’s famous words – “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s decisive moment approach but they are not the topic of this post.

One of my inspirations is William Klein.

Willian Klein

Willian Klein

Klein may not be regarded as a street photographer by today’s purist street photography fans, he was not very candid about his photography, often directly approaching and provoking his subjects, squeezing the emotions he was looking for.

William Klein

William Klein

But non the less regardless of his interventions his work reflect and document the times he was working in, in a truthfully manner, giving us the viewers a real glimpse to the people and the street life of the times the pictures were taken.

William Klein

William Klein

To me his ability to keep it real regardless of his interventions makes him a great street photographer in the purest form of street photography.

Street Photography By Sagi-K

Street Photography By Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Get in shape

I’ve updated my web site so check it out as well at http://www.sagi-k.com/

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Where’s the beef?

 

photo by Sagi-K

photo by Sagi-K

Magic Mirror

Posted: March 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

The magic mirror on the wall shows your true inner-self….

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Say a Prayer

Posted: March 14, 2012 in Documentary
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Photography by Sagi-K

Photography by Sagi-K

Photography by Sagi-K

Photography by Sagi-K

Photography by Sagi-K

Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K