Welcome to the seventeenth edition of “Streets Ahead,” a weekly column dedicated to women mobile street photographers.
Each week we review and curate work that was submitted to our Flickr Group. In addition to creating a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we also highlight a few images that caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition, and subject matter.
Please note, however, that we’ve had the privilege of viewing some fabulous work submitted to our Flickr Group but we will not feature in our column… only because this is a Women’s Collective. (Sorry guys, 🙂 ) And since we are a Mobile Photography Collective, we will also not share images that were taken with a camera other than a mobile device. So please make sure to indicate on your submissions (and Flickr profile) 1) if you are a woman and 2) what device you photographed your image with. We’d hate to overlook your work because of a misunderstanding.
Also, don’t forget to join our Facebook Group! This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (who, what, when, where, why and how) about Women Photographers/Artists and Street Photography, in general.
So, if you are a woman street photographer, please join our growing and supportive community… we are a very enthusiastic and supportive group of women!
‘Scarborough’ by Dani Salvadori
What a lovely moment! Three friends, or perhaps family sitting by the sea with what looks like an old fashioned schooner in the distance. The cloudy sky with a hint of blue peeking through keeps this image quite real for me – it is not an amazingly blue sky day, or a sunset – just an ordinary moment with a restful feeling about it. The point of view emphasises the immensity of the sky above and keeps us almost at the same viewpoint as the subjects in the foreground. Beautifully composed Dani!
Untitled’ by Christine Mignon
This photograph certainly brought a smile to my face. A perfectly captured moment Christine! The frog, looking very po-faced with its arm outstretched looks about ready to pinch the lady in the bum. Very funny. Great use of juxtaposition to create some humour.
‘… you are coming through in waves …’ by SLP
I really like the grittiness of this image and the placement of the two figures, diagonally opposite each other, one dark and faceless and the other blurry yet defined. She appears to be an image hanging on a wall but strangely enough it feels a little like she is silently listening in to his conversation. I think the processing perfectly echoes the title ‘… you are coming through in waves …’
Sightseeing is knackering!’ by Veevs3
I feel the weariness of this girl. One can imagine that she is a teenager – part of a big group of students walking all over the city, leaving no stone unturned. Its like she is catching a solitary moment on her won to get fifty winks before plodding on to the next sight. I love that her camera is perfectly poised, just sitting on top of her lap, facing forward instead of hanging to her side. Great capture Vivi and wonderfully edited too!
‘doorway’ by sentimentalDeed
I feel like I am watching a scene… an almost ‘first kiss’ moment. The circular framing of the scratches around the periphery of the photograph helps to centre the attention on the couple – as if one is looking through a telescope, being voyeuristic, watching an intimate scene unfold. I love the way the lights casts soft shadows around, adding to the atmosphere along with the sepia tones.