We’re delighted to publish the Twelfth Edition of Streets Ahead, the wonderful Women’s Street Photography Column that we publish each week. 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.
This week Streets Ahead has been curated by Cara Gallardo Weil, Cara is also an Admin along with JQ Gaines and myself for our brand new Facebook group, see here. Her work has been exhibited and featured in many different galleries and magazines throughout the world, and recently she was showcased in Hipstamatic’s popular magazine “Snap.” You can read more about Cara in our recent interview with her here.
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!
‘Just Another Day in Charleston’ by forestlady
I am immediately drawn by the piercing stare of the man in the foreground of this image. Had he not been looking at the camera, the photograph may not have held the same interest for me. A split second later and he would have merged with the man in the background. This is a good example of perfect timing. The pattern of the pavement and the lines of the building give nice texture to the overall image.
‘Memories’ by Marjetica13
This image does indeed conjure up a feeling of memories – staring out to sea at the boats in the distance. The memories of the mother will no doubt be so different to that of the child. I love that there are objects on the fence that spark interest – bottles on the left hand side and what looks like balloons on the right hand side – I wonder where they are – have they just been to a party? I like the grittiness of the image and the processing – the warm pinky tones around the central figures merging in to the bluey-grey tones of the rest of the photograph. Lovely!
‘Summer stroll’ by Lee Atwell
Such a happy image! I like that the woman in the centre is just slightly ahead of the other two and that she is the one with the big smile on her face. One can almost detect a smile on the face of the woman on the right. The blur adds to the sense of movement and the processing gives it a painterly feel. Nicely composed!
‘Man against the wall (2)’ by congarose
A wonderful juxtaposition of a man with a yellow baseball cap leaning against the wall with giant yellow type. I love how the sunlight falls on his jeans. One wonders what is holding his attention – is he focussed on something or just aimlessly staring? Nicely seen Connie!
‘Child’s play’ by Clay 3
What a great image! I love the three girls lying on their tummies in the foreground watching the other kids romping in the water. The girl standing in the centre with the striped top looks like she is striking a pose. The two boys on the right are caught perfectly in mid-run while the two boys on the left are standing still and almost concealed by the water. The image evokes memories of the joy of playing with water. Wonderful!