This month’s featured artist is streetberlin. A street photographer from Europe!
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City and country where you live
- How you started with street photography?
I started shooting street after I sold my overly complex DSLR gear and went for a compact Fujifilm camera. I was surprised how easy it was to get close to people without them noticing that I was taking pictures. So I started to play around in the streets.
- Why street photography?
I like the unpredictability of street photography. You go out and you never know what you get. I also like the minimalistic approach gear wise. You just need a half way decent camera with a moderate wide angle and you are set. Finally I think the outcome is highly relevant. Street Photography reflects on urban life. And this is the life most of us live on a day to day basis.
- What and/or who inspires you?
Inspiration comes from many sources. Poets like Charles Baudelaire or Gottfried Benn, movie directors like Jim Jarmush or Wong Kar Wei, painters like Edward Hopper or Claude Monet, photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson or Daido Moriyama. And of course a lot of very excellent contemporary photographers like Rinzi Ruiz or Khalik Allah.
- How often do you go out to capture moments?
Usually several times a week. When traveling daily. Sometimes I feel emptied out, then I won’t shoot for a week or two.
- What do you look for when you go out on the streets?
When on the street I will look for light, geometry and texture. Other than that I look for nothing in particular. Images find me, not the other way round. I just have to remain open minded and focused - which is not as easy as it sounds.
- Do you interact with your subjects?
thank you so much daniosoriov for the great questions