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Streets Ahead – Challenge 3 – Showcase

Welcome to the showcase for our third challenge, ‘Layering’ (the use of reflections – in a building’s glass, a puddle or another shiny object.). The objective of these challenges is to help us collectively practice and perhaps learn some new techniques. Each challenge will be based either on a shooting technique or perhaps a theme. We would like Streets Ahead to be an interactive group, and for members to try to participate in the challenges.

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With many congratulations to Anne-Martine Parent, Annie Helmsworth, Armineh Hovanisan, Cecily Batey Caceu, Connie Rosenthal, Dani Salvadori, Donna Donato, Em Kachouro, Gina Costa, Jamie Glasser, Lee Atwell, Robin Sacknoff, Stefanie Le Pape, Tuba Korhan and Vivi Hanson Sacredote for being featured here.


• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

. Flickr Challenge Group (this is the special group to enter your images for our Challenges)

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)



Cecily Mariece Caceu ‘Outside of Everyday Music’ (@cecilyc123)


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An urban cityscape reflected in a window with what looks like a poster inside and some spray painted writing on the outside. The result is an intriguing image with several layers. The choice of Hipstamatic’s BlacKeys B + W film gives very subtle colour tones to the black and white image.

Jamie Glasser ‘9/11 Ground Zero World Trade Centre Memorial New York City’ (@jmedvm01)


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Here we see New York City reflected in the windows – the old buildings as well as reflections of the new construction that is happening in the area. The lines of the building seem to add another dimension to the photograph.

Stefanie LePape ‘Page One’ (@SLP)


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A glimpse of the city and a group of pedestrians are reflected in the glass, while inside, I feel a quiet moment with the man seemingly lost in his own thoughts, putting pen to paper. Floating across the image are some coffee beans, adding another texture to the overall image.

Cara is a Graphic Designer and amateur photographer with a passion for mobile photography. Born in Hong Kong to Filipino parents who moved there in the early 60s to work in publishing, her early life was spent in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines. She studied graphic design in London and spent more than 20 years here before returning to Hong Kong, where she currently resides. Cara brings to her street photography a wonderful international and cultural perspective.


  • lee atwell

    such great photos and what a wonderful curation, cara! i really enjoy seeing all the photos together in this format. the panning of the images is very cool – being able to see different areas of the photos up close is awesome! thank you so much cara and joanne! being part of this collective is so inspiring!

    • Cara Gallardo Weil

      Thanks Lee! Yes, I agree – the panning helps you to notice things in the image that you may not have noticed before. I’m glad you like the format… will be doing something similar for the main showcase. And your work, as ever Lee is super! I definitely take inspiration from you! xo