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Frank Jackson on Street Photography I am happy and excited to announce a new RFF forum on Street Photography mentored by Frank Jackson, one of the best producers of analog B/W prints I have ever seen. His shows include the Open Shutter Gallery, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art. His images are in the collections of Smithsonian Ogden Museum of Southern Art, California Afro American Museum and Xavier University New Orleans LA. He has worked for or has been featured with Visa Card, Xerox, UCLA, Eric Owen Moss, Architect, Hasselblad Forum (cover),Gordon Parks, Muhammed Ali, Million Man March Wash. DC, Lionel Hampton, jazz legion photographer , 1995-2002, Stevie Wonder, B+W Magazine (British version) twice, Rangefinder Magazine, Dahon Bicycles, Arelli Wheels, Real Product Design, Automobile Club of Southern California. Frank's online images are at fotographz.500px.com and fotographzfrankjackson.tumblr.com . "While on this diverse photographic journey…I have to say during this whole time my love for fine art black and white photography kept growing. I always found time to shoot in different cities and my own personal work…this has sustained me through some very tough times. As of 2012, with the help of a very good friend I maintain a state-of-the-art dream darkroom. The darkroom helps greatly in the on-going practice of understanding “the light”, being able to process film and print drives me to keep my digital photography “organic”. I’m curious visually and shooting what’s, what on the street feeds this curiosity. Everyday I walk out my front door to “see” the world with a digital camera, a film camera, the “cup” and an open mind (mostly).

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Old 07-06-2017   #481
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Here's a few photos of Spruce street being paved.




And here's a photo of the street when my camera strap failed and it hit the street.


I don't like the phrase "street photography" when it really means something entirely different usually. Often times it means "backside photography" or "legs photography" or "just plain voyeuristic photography." Why not call it what it is? Not much in the way of pavement in street photography.

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Phil, nice silhouettes.

Street photography . . .
Life on the streets, bristling or lonesome, straight or crooked.

The streets. Who knows what we encounter.
Some are proud enough with their camera to ask for a photo, I see that Airfrogus has these nice people, strangers to him, who he reacts to and who have confidence in him. Not a hit [the button] and run.
Others meekly point and shoot.

Nothing wrong with legs and arms for that matter, or heads, that could form an intricate pattern.

The obvious ladies. But there might be a pun implied like having a pricetag on a lady (see forceusr) where otherwise the picture would be a bit bland. But remember repetition gives an art where understanding and composition grows. For some crude, for others a style.

By the way, it surprises me how many candid pictures with a film camera often look more natural. Do the digitals press too often too quick? Me thinks so. Could be a reason for a leveling off of pictures.
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By the way, it surprises me how many candid pictures with a film camera often look more natural. Do the digitals press too often too quick?
I think that the digital pictures are often too large. The composition can not be seen when only a part of the picture is visible on the screen.

In digital pictures composition is often neglected by their makers anyway.

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I think that the digital pictures are often too large. The composition can not be seen when only a part of the picture is visible on the screen.

In digital pictures composition is often neglected by their makers anyway.

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I think composition should be all part of a personal way of seeing. Not some kind of formula. The way we compose along with exposing, processing and printing should be all part of a personal way of seeing. I'm not sure that what you say is any more a digital problem than it is a film problem. I think it's a problem with photography in general. Over the decades I've seen just as many uninspiring film photographs as I have digital photographs.
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I think composition should be all part of a personal way of seeing. Not some kind of formula.
OK, 100% agreed, but I like to see the WHOLE photograph on the screen, not only a part of it because the picture is too large.

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OK, 100% agreed, but I like to see the WHOLE photograph on the screen, not only a part of it because the picture is too large.

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Ok I get it and agree. The way around that is to not post images that are to large.
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Posting too large has been bothered about in the leica forum too. Users of the ipad are the victim of the big and bigger linking capabilities of sites like flic.kr where almost only have digital pictures hosted.
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Nice shot Erik, I like the tones.
Thank you Pepe, but personally I like the girl too.

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sites like flic.kr where almost only have digital pictures hosted.
Hmm, personally I have only analog pictures hosted there and could welcome over one million visitors.

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