Thursday, 6 November 2014

Street Photography Research - Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand was one of the first photographers I looked at when researching street photography, and I have also included this photographer in one of my pervious blog posts  ‘TheEthics of Street Photography’ - Blog Post Response. I felt indifferent about Winogrand's approach to street photography, but have found his street photography to be the most relevant to fit into the category. Out of his photographs I have found a photograph that I was inspired by. The lighting in this photograph was what made me mostly attracted to the shot Winogrand has captured.

Los Angeles, California’ 1969 LA Sidewalk
Photo Garry Winogrand
The photograph I have captured resembles Winogrand's photograph through the lighting. The time of day allowed me to capture this photography, the lighting was bright so I captured this photograph with the shutter speed on 1000. I used a larger aperture to let less light through the lens, this also created a silhouette effect on the people in the shot. I also noticed that the old man in the wheel chair in my shot is sitting in the same position as the man in the wheel chair in Winogrand's shot. 

My Photograph - First shot from Photo shoot 10, Hartlepool

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