We’re delighted to publish the Ninth Edition of Streets Ahead, the wonderful Women’s Street Photography Column that we publish each week. This weeks edition has been curated by Cara Gallardo Weil, we’re delighted to say. Cara has joined us as our Guest Curator and shares her artistic thoughts, experiences and working process. She is a very talented artist with wonderful compositional sensibilities… and if you happened to miss her interview, make sure you take a few minutes to click here for a fabulous read, here.
If you would like to join the Streets Ahead Flickr group, please go here. ‘The enthusiasm and support for this collective has been tremendous – and we can’t thank you all enough! Our membership in the Flickr group is now over 100 and keeps growing every week.
For this week’s showcase, we thought it would be far more interesting to present a quality sampling of the work that was submitted, instead of selecting only 10 “favorites.” Please note, however, that we simply couldn’t help but comment on a few photographs that jumped out at us… you’ll find those images below with the showcase beneath them.
And if you feel compelled to share your thoughts, please do! (especially on the topics of composition, colors/tones, subject matter, bordered frame vs. borderless, etc.) This is OUR collective… and the more voices that are shared (and heard,) the better! We have recently set up a Forum for our column, so if we get really wordy we can move our discussions over there.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this presentation… and we look forward to meeting you all back here next week!’
Dryer View – SentimentalDeed
I love this glimpse of life in the window of a dryer. I like the repetition of the theme of circles that appears throughout the image – the main circle of the window, the circle patterns of the inside of the dryer, the circle around the number 35 in the top left hand corner, and the curves of the cobblestones on the street. It is a perfect capture with the man walking into the scene. The pattern of his plaid shirt contrasts against the small circles of the dryer, which almost look like they are a part of the wall.
Monk…ey Business 1 – Ferguscat1
I love the humour in this image. A row of monks all seemingly engrossed in their own world. The monk in the foreground is smiling at something on his phone. The second and third monks look like they are sleeping. The one in the middle seems to be looking at his phone and the one at the end looks like he is praying. Liz Traynor (Ferguscat 1) posted this as one of two images of the same scene. In the second image, we see the monks from a different viewpoint and in the foreground is an exhibit of a large pool of water filled with white china bowls of varying sizes. I can just imagine the interesting juxtaposition of the scene – a wonderful capture.
Soho – Tess Gomm
I like the glimpse of crowd in the background – one can feel a sense of the atmosphere. I love that Tess has captured the man’s bare back with ‘FREE ALL WEEKEND’ written on it. I feel that I want to know more about the scene that is unfolding in front of him. Wonderful tones and composition.
Image – Tracy M Griggs
A perfect moment with the buggy captured right by the road signs with south, north, west and east. One wonders which direction they will be heading next. The boy looks very thoughtful – I get the sense of a yearning from his face. One can’t help but want to know more about his story and where he is going.
Lovely Susy on the marina – Vivi (Veevs)
This image evokes the feel of a lovely summers day – the type of day that puts everyone in to a good mood. One can almost feel the bounce in her step. The marina creates an interesting backdrop – the processing that Vivi has used for this image makes it almost unrecognisable as a marina, shifting the focus to Susy. I like that she is not quite in the centre as well. A happy image that makes me want to go for walk through a marina!
Streets Ahead Showcase