The Street Photographer's Manual
Whether dark, edgy or humorous, street photography shows us that daily life can be a little surreal but also gently poignant. Photo sharing on Flickr and Facebook has rejuvenated the genre, and its spirit has been reborn. This book is about the possibilities of street photography, and how it can be approached in a tangible way. It begins with an overview of street photography, examining its past, present and future, and looking at how the genre has changed over time. The reader is then introduced to twenty of the most acclaimed international street photographers, among them Bruce Gilden, Alex Webb, Nils Jorgensen and Saul Leiter. Integrated within the profiles are twenty fully illustrated tutorials, including how to shoot a face in a crowd and how to train your eye to observe and capture the unexpected. This book shows you that being a street photographer is about looking for the luck. But luck requires inspiration and that is where this book is indispensable.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 150 x 210 x 22mm | 381g
- 14 Jul 2014
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Illustrated in colour throughout
Table of contents
Section 1: Overview of Street Photography * Section 2: Photographer Profiles and Photographic Projects, with photographs by the profiled photographers, and a written profile about each street photographer
'Exceptional ... a fascinating read for any photographer. Its variety of imagery, Gibson's intelligent writing and quotes from other renowned photographers make it one of the best publications of its type I've seen' - Black and White Photography 'Excellent ... thorough and immensely enjoyable ... Highly recommended' - Amateur Photographer
About David Gibson
David Gibson has been taking street photographs for nearly twenty-five years, is one of the founder members of In-public, the international collective of street photographers. His work appeared in Street Photography Now, also published by Thames & Hudson.