Yes, That Is Definitely It.

You may ask the same question as I do: New Street Agenda, what is it? Is New Street Agenda an academic, or semi academic, effort illustrated by random pictures to brighten up the text? Or is it the other way around, a site of pictures slowed down by text? You figure it out. I am sure […]

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  • New Street Agenda Had A Record Day

    Yes, New Street Agenda, this very site, had a record day yesterday. We don’t count visitors in the thousands but we definitely count them in the hundreds. Yesterday we had 395 visitors according to Statcounter, that measure these things. That is probably an all time high for one day even considering the many sites that […]

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  • Small Surprises / Itching Images (2)

    I have been trying to find a proper word for it. I cannot find any more appropriate than small surprises. That is what we will use. Distancing street photography from mere street documentation, that is what you are looking for: the small visual surprises. Something that is different, something that sticks out, something that takes […]

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  • The Field of Consciousness / The Booklist

    “Experience always presents us with objects, things, events, etc., within certain contexts and contextures, and never with isolated and scattered data and facts. Looking at a material thing. e.g. a book, we perceive it in certain surroundings. We see the table on which the book is lying, we see other books, papers, pencils, pipes and […]

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  • Thank You, Mr. President.

    What do you know? Mr. Kerry made it to Berlin and captured a selfie with two young berlinerinnen. I was there to fix the moment. Thank you, Mr. President, for sending your Secretary of State to this crucial meeting  :-). Click this link to get the whole story. © Knut Skjærven January 27, 2015. #knutskjaerven […]

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  • The Booklist.

    I have been wanting to do this for some time. I want to give you a list of basic books, that have inspired and still do inspire the building of barebones communication. On this site, crystallised in an interest in street photography known as New Street Agenda.  Strangely, but quite naturally, you will not find many books on […]

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  • 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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