• Call It Raw Photography.

    Let me ask the obvious question: Is street photography really street photography? Or is it something else? Again, you can define your way out of it, stating that in a particular context, given a normative definition, you suggest street photography to mean so and so. Such a normative definition is what guides street photography in New Street […]

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  • Tweet by Leica: The Gist

    The gist gets around. Screen print from January 17, 2015. Click here to read the original post. Or go to Leica Camera on Twitter. January 17, 2015. #knutskjaerven #knutskjærven #leicacamera #newstreetagenda #oneverystreet #thegist #gistinphotography #gistinstreetphotography

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  • Looking For The Gist In Your Portfolio.

    Not long ago I introduced the term gist, in street photography. You can catch up by reading this post: The Gist Of Street Photography. Originally coming from the area of verbal communication, the idea of the gist can be put the use in visual communication with some adaptations.  It fits street photography well because when doing […]

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  • Get Great Company In 2015.

    You are the company you keep. This is how 2015 starts for On Street Photography. Something to write home about already now. You can keep good company too. Start right here. You are welcome to subscribe to On Street Photography. You will be notified every time there is a new post. Look in the blogroll […]

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  • The Gist Of Street Photography

    In literature you speak of two different structures: surface structure and deep structure. These are good terms so I will introduce them here and make the adaptions that seems appropriate when you move from one area to another. When you move from a verbal domain to a visual domain. To street photography or photography in […]

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  • Introducing The Frame ©

    I think it was Henri Cartier-Bresson who said, that a photograph is not complete before it is printed in a book or hanging on a wall.  That is just the idea of The Frame ©. The Frame © is a special, and limited edition of selected photographs from New Street Agenda Series. It is hand made and […]

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  • Map The Gap for Christmas

    What a good idea that was. A dedicated husband gave her loving wife a Map the Gap for Christmas. Map The Gap is based on content analysis, which is part of the New Streat Agenda program. Read more about gap analysis here. It goes like this: a) You submit 10 representative street images of your own […]

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  • The Decisive Moment Has Arrived

    It is here. The Decisive Moment arrived from Steidl in Göttingen in Germany about half an hour ago. Beautiful facsimile after more than 60 years of absence. The most talked about photo book in history. A game changer. It arrived the same day as we got our Christmas Tree. I see the serendipic combination. Call it […]

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  • Introducing Creativity Training

    Small thing to be noticed. The name of this site is On Street Photography. We will work on and also around street photography, even if that goes beyond the specific wording of the title. One of the areas that are relevant to work with on this site, as well as when making photography, is creativity. […]

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  • Starting Up The Puzzle

    In the free world you can do as you like. As long as you don’t bother other people. No one basically care. On this site I, for instance, can do as I like. As long as I don’t bother other people. I portion of good will is not a bad thing either. I am starting […]

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  • Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters: Lea.

    You may remember Council of Europe and the project Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters? The huge project that introduces methods for successful intercultural encounters, and that in time will cover 820 million people in 47 European countries?  Give or take. Don’t be ashamed if you have never heard of Council of Europe. Neither had I a […]

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  • What Is Referential Street Photography?

    What is referential street photography? What does a referential photograph look like? In New Street Agenda we speak of contextual photography. From contextual street photography to referential street photography, the jump is not big. There are differences, though. Let’s look at it. In contextual street photography you treat subjects in a context. Meaning they are distinctly among other things or other people. That spurs […]

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  • Doc! Photo Magazine: Italy Is Here.

    Finally, Italy is here. Celebrated by doc! photo magazine. 5 photographers and 15 fine street photos selected from The Europeans. Go to page 225 in the magazine to see the fine pictures. Introduction written by our very own, Giovanni Mattia Porcelli, under the soft assistance of The Henri. You have seen nothing like it. Congratulations to Sanja Buterin, Luigi Casentini, […]

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  • How To Make An Inspirational!

      Inspirations are important. If you are an aspiring street photographer you want to get inspired to get better. Right? How do you do that? There is only one way: The hard way. In stead of holding on to checklists and other soft information that comes in buckets, you do it the hard way. The […]

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  • Traveling Light.

    This time I had decided to travel light. I mean, normally I take three cameras including a SLR with 3 all metal lenses; two MacBooks just to be on the safe side; three external hard disks, cloth and other gear enough to survive a winter in Siberia.  After all Berlin is closer to the cold […]

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