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Mobile Photography – StreetWise – Seventh Challenge – ‘Shapes and Geometry in the Street’

Hello Everyone!

The theme of our next challenge is ‘Shapes and Geometry in The Street’

Deadline: October 31, 2016

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place” Elliot Erwitt

Shapes and Geometry are popular themes in any genre of photography, and street photography is no different. There are so many wonderful ways to incorporate both elements into your street shots. From the passing of a square or rectangular window, a circular cutout on a construction site wall, large triangular marble slabs on the side of a building  there are numerous architectural details of multitude shapes, the repeated pattern of a floor or walkway, and even to lights and shadows that form dramatic shapes and geometry. Shapes and geometry are all around us in our environment and create balance and structure as well as add interesting graphic detail to the composition of a photograph. Sometimes, even how we frame a photo creates a geometric pattern or shape. The options are literally endless!  

We are excited to view your submissions each month and look forward to curating your photographs for this next ‘Shapes and Geometry’ showcase.

A recap of our rules and procedure for entry:

For the challenge please post only FOUR photos to our Flickr challenge site and in your title description include ‘StreetWise Shapes and Geometry’.

Please post photos for our monthly showcase here:

We look forward to your photos.

Image ©Lee Atwell

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Ilana Buch-Akoundi is an Interior Designer with a background in fine arts, and a passion for mobile photography. Influenced by classical art and literature, she views mobile photography as not simply capturing moments as they happen, but as a marriage of dreams and visions from inner life and reality. Street photography, as a composite emerging from the speed of life, and what’s resonating within. Born in New York City where she still resides with her husband and two children, Buch-Akoundi recently founded hipstaNYC dedicated to Hipstamatic images of New York City, where people from all over the world can showcase their photographs of NYC. She has had photographs featured in mobile photography websites and web-magazines as well as international shows. Lee Atwell has been passionate about the art, science and magic of photography since the time she was a child – at which time her father had converted a small bathroom into a darkroom. For the past few years, she been captivated by the versatility, convenience, and creative potential of mobile photography. In street photography, she enjoys the challenge of capturing the unexpected and also the necessity of being present moment to moment with the surrounding environment – whether it is the continual shifting of light and shadows or the instantaneous and fleeting expressions and postures of people on the street. She has received several international photography awards and has had photographs featured in publication, mobile photography websites and web-magazines. She has also had photos exhibited in several cities – in the USA, Canada, Italy, France, Hungary, Belgium and Portugal. Atwell also teaches yoga and owns a yoga studio in Seattle with her husband.