Before you consider the many different types of photography you may want to consider the four ways of photography. These are: 1) photographs where you stress the quality of your equipment; 2) photographs where you stress the quality of your vision; 3) photographs where you acknowledge the interplay of both; and 4) photographs where […]Continue Reading ...
THE TWO WAYS OF PHOTOGRAPHY. There are two ways of photography. There is photography and then there is non-photography. Let me explain. The word photography is a combination of the two Greek words phos and graphe. The word phos is often translated as light. The word graphe means drawing or writing. Together the term photography […]Continue Reading ...
You may have noticed that this site has reclaimed its original name: On Street Photography and Other Life Changing Events. It is still all about establishing a New Street Agenda but the ambition has to be personal, I admit. For the very simple reason that in a field of social engagement, pure objectivity is not […]Continue Reading ...
It is all about perception. Even if there was something outside of perception you would not know about it since you cannot know anything that cannot be perceived. This, however, is not to say that a picture, like for instance a photograph, needs to have physical presence to be perceived. Like the photograph that is […]Continue Reading ...
“It is natural enough that people should imagine they can still do what they were once able to do; that others imagine themselves capable of doing what they never could do is perhaps strange but not infrequent.” Goethe. © Knut Skjærven Copenhagen, January 18, 2016. #onthego #newstreetagenda #knutskjærven #knutskjaerven #oneverystreet #leicastreetphotography #streetphotograph #diffusion #selfportraitContinue Reading ...
Now is the time to move ahead. On The Go: Workbook for New Street Agenda, was published in 2014. Now is the time to continue the project. So far the virtual book contains 177 pages with photographs and texts. More photographs than texts, so far. That will change in 2016. The idea is to review […]Continue Reading ...
Seeing is not that easy. It comes with learning. I am not talking about the ability to direct the gaze at something. To look at it. To direct your gaze at an object, to look at it, can be very different from seeing it. Looking is never fulfilling. When you see a thing you take […]Continue Reading ...
The age of average. Nothing wrong with average. We are all averages much of the time. Nothing more is demanded. In this photograph there are many averaged but hopefully also a few who don’t settle for average in all matters of life. Could be in photography. Could be even in street photography. What I know […]Continue Reading ...
The human mind is rather limited. Particularly when it comes to handling lots of visual information at the same time. The mind is smart so it stacks information over time and put it to use to economise the burden of visual overload. We proceed information by the support of small boxes to help us cope. […]Continue Reading ...
This is the first of the new photographs going into On The Go: Workbook for New Street Agenda. The renewal and expansion was introduced in a post yesterday. The renewal will continue for several months. Posts will be categorised On the Go. By opening that link you will find all posts that are intended for or […]Continue Reading ...
For those looking for an extra and a supplement to this site, here it is. On the Go, is the name of the Workbook for New Street Agenda. You can read it, you can follow it, or you can leave it alone. It contains, for once, mostly pictures that are there for their own sake […]Continue Reading ...
Welcome to New Street Agenda.
New Street Agenda is on street photography and other life changing events. It combines photographs, texts and points of view.
It is also on art, philosophy, science and life in general. A variety of sources and fields.
New Street Agenda is a different point of view on street photography. It strives to raise the prestige and importance of street photography as an art form, an educational field and an area of visual communication.
New Street Agenda arranges annual workshops, personal coach programs and Street Meets in Europe.
Stay tuned and you will find out how and why.
Have a good day.
MAKE A DONATION IF YOU FIND THIS SITE OF VALUE AND/OR WANT TO ENCOURAGE THE ANNUAL STREET MEETS TO CONTINUE
A lot of work goes into New Street Agenda. Preparations for Street Meets are costly and include travel and other expenses. The Academy takes plenty of energy too.
You can support the site by making a donation. That will also encourage the annual Street Meets to continue and keep The Academy running.
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