AUGUST 23, 2011:
*Crossing the Line: An initiation rite practiced in navies around the world that celebrates a sailor’s (pollywog) first crossing of the Equator. The Royal Navy, US Navy, US Coast Guard, US Marine Corps and others celebrate this event. Before the young sailor crosses the Equator for the first time he is referred to as a pollywog, afterward his nickname changes to “Shellback” meaning Sons of Neptune.
We have been sailing the oceans since May and only focused upon discipline, rules and work. We are close to the equator and the skipper fears mutiny. He suddenly speaks with a softer voice and smiles towards his officers a lot more often than before. He has also tripled the rations of whisky to three servings per week and most importantly, decided to run a competition… As usual you will also find a Sudor’s Corner, A PhotoJazz Five and other goodies in here. But the competition is what deserves most attention from you all.
SELECTED IMAGES FROM THE EDGE* GALLERY
These images are selected once every for 4 weeks by the Yard’s Edge Gallery Moderator team and will be found in the featured gallery on dA, but also on our WordPress blog, the Yards Facebook page and our other off site Yard hangabouts…
*A gallery that explores, and hence perhaps at times falls over the edges, of what is street photography.
You don’t know who Sudor is [link] ? He is way more than a photographer, he is an artist with photography as his chosen medium. He calls Paris home and for large parts of his life he has been depicting the world as he sees it. He is certainly a great street photographer, but he is way much more.
JOEL SUEUR a.k.a. SUDOR:
” Ladies and gentlemen, it’s me again, “Mister Sudor’s corner!” ; our beloved Per-Erik has interrupted my nap of August to force me to share with you my latest photographic preferences.
First guest is JACAC with his “Friends” *JACAC, a “classic but effective” snapshot
Our second guest is Mike Shaw =MikeShawPhotography. I like “Always” a realistic portrait of a woman.
Third guest, ~KuroGato, photographed a really ‘bizarro” man… “self titled”
The fourth guest is an artist, a talented humanist photographer (and modest too!), you MUST look at his rich gallery of snapshots … “Dionisic”, “the great Denis Boži?!”.
“Boys from town center”
“Man in white”
“Man without a stomach” … and many others incredible snapshots!
To finish, I would like to present this picture by Antonio Navarro Wikmark, ~DRIVINGYOU, “Lucifer 2.0″, a satanic snapshot! A really great picture, sn’t it ?
That’s all for this time, remember to leaf through books of great artists of street photography, and their “god “, Mr Cartier-Bresson…
See you soon!
The PhotoJazz 5 are five questions posed to and 5 photos from a street photographer. The man behind the Questions is Brian Q. Webb `bQw, a former Moderator of dA’s Street Gallery and long time member of The Yard.
To his blog [link]
Today’s subject makes his home in the riot-filled Great White North of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Scott Alexander, a.k.a. `Obsidian-Fox, earns his living at night, photographing rock concerts that pass through town. He’s caught some great musicians on film, including a few up close & personal shots of Snoop that I absolutely love. With his nights filled with ‘work’, what does he do with the days?
IN ONE BRIEF STATEMENT, DEFINE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY.
Street photography to me doesn’t have to be anything but otherwise un-recorded history. Look at some of the greats, Erwitt, Bresson, and to a photojournalistic degree Weegee, and tell me you cannot see what living in theie respective cities and times was like. Documenting the human experience, to draw on a common term.
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR ARTISTIC STYLE (WHAT DEFINES YOUR VISUAL ‘UNIQUENESS’)
I think I am still coming in to my artistic style. I shoot for photography’s sake 98% of the time, and art 2%.. I don’t know if that makes any sense, but I compose for the photograph, and make a photo. While I shoot I have an idea of the context and imagery behind the frame, but sometimes I am the only one who sees it.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO STREET PHOTOGRAPHY?
Without a doubt due to Chris Weeks `cweeks, who opened my eyes to the wonderment of public places. Before that, I have a lot of negatives without a purpose
WHAT INFLUENCES YOUR WORK?
Music is a big influence. As is film (movies) Put the two together, and take Amelie for instance. One of my favorite flicks – it always makes me dream of Paris, and I find myself working towards the thought of shooting their, and I work harder, and inspire myself to get there. Also, friends play a HUGE part in inspiring me.. Relatively unknown, I admire them greatly (Jamie, Tyler, Stevie to mention a few)
WHO ARE YOUR TOP 5 STREET TOGS?
Severin Koller, Thorsten Overgaard, Birgit Krippner, Felix Lupa and Chris Weeks. I picked living photographers who I have had some interaction with because of the continuing love they show to their craft
If I was to cheat and pick one more, Meridith Kleiber.
Yard Gallery Moderator Stamatis =StamatisGR, as Greek as Adonis, had an image included in a high quality street photography selection in the online art community RedBubble.com: “50 Breathtaking Examples Of Street Photography And Photojournalism” [link] via @redbubble
This is the featured image, ”Dream Little boy”