Masters of Street Photography by Rob Yarham
Street Photography is a vibrant and evolving art form yielding many different and fresh approaches to capturing images of real life. It can be a difficult discipline to define, unlike landscape, fashion or portrait photography but whether the images are candid, feature people, use only natural lighting or do all or none of the above, when we see street photography, we know it. Be it a decisive moment or not, street photographs work best when they capture the emotional and social context of their subject matter.
Masters of Street Photography published by Ammonite Press offers a snapshot of modern photography with work by the leading lights of the practice.
(Masters of Street Photography book trailer)
Masters of Street Photography explores the craft and creative secrets of 16 leading lights of the genre. Through probing Q&A style interviews, beautifully reproduced images, captions telling the story of each picture, and detailed technical information, the reader is given an insight into the photographers’ working practices, from their career paths and inspirations to the equipment, techniques, tropes, and tricks they employ to create their breathtaking and visionary works.
The result is a book that combines visual inspiration with tried and tested “street smart” advice from leading professionals, providing everything the aspiring street photographer needs to create their own distinctive urban portfolio. Contributors include The Bragdon Brothers, Melissa Breyer, Giacomo Brunelli, Paul Burgess, Sally Davies, George Georgiou, Ash Shinya Kawaoto, Jay Maisel, Jesse Marlow, Dimitri Mellos, Rui Palha, Ed Peters, Alan Schaller, Marina Sersale, Alexey Titarenko, and Martin U Waltz.
About the Editor:
Rob Yarham is a writer, editor, and photographer, specializing in the environment, wildlife, conservation, photography, history, and travel. He lives in Sussex and is the editor of Beautiful Britain magazine and a contributor for The Guardian.