2. Video Highlight
The Best 60 Photos of 2016
selected by the Street Photography Level Group – Website
3. Photo Series
“Juvenile Trackers are individuals charged with monitoring and providing aid to youth convicted of a crime or placed on probation. A holistic alternative to incarceration in youth detention centers, tracking involves a slew of therapeutic services that focus on the development of a relationship with the juvenile, working to build them up emotionally and spiritually rather than locking them up until they’ve learned their lesson. Artist Zora J Murff’s Corrections is a photographic exploration into the tracker-youth relationship, currently on view at Filter Space, as part of their annual Filter Photo Festival.”
4. Book Presentation
Commuter Rail by Chuck Jines
About the Book
From 2012 through 2015 I rode the train in and around Chicago several days each week to shoot street photography, and to work on my documentary photo projects. In order to make productive use of my time, I started taking photos out the train window. This book contains some of my favorite shots that I think capture in some small way the essence of Chicagoland. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
5. Featured Artist
Robin Wong – Street Photographer and Blogger from Malaysia – Blog
Blog Article: How To Create Drama in Street Photography
“Happy New Year 2017 to all of you beautiful blog readers! I wish everything awesome flowing into your lives throughout 2017.
I have had quite a great head start to 2017, and on today’s local paper, The Borneo Post, I was featured in an article about creative artists’ resolutions for the 2017 year. Special thanks to the amazing Georgette Tan for the interview and featuring me.
It was a long weekend, and when I have some spare time to myself, you know the only thing I would do is to get out and shoot some photographs! My experimentation with the Panasonic Lumix LX100 continues, and this time I had a friend tagging along. Nick Wade (oops, forgot to take a portrait shot of Nick in action this time) was with me shooting on the morning of the New Year’s Eve and I could not think of a better way to spend my time.
From what happened to be my last shutter therapy session of 2016, I came home with a few images that looked a little more dramatic than usual, and I thought why not compile the images and write a blog article about that?
If you look at the pool of street photographs (which has become a growingly common genre practiced widely everywhere now), the images that stood out usually have some drama in them. The drama can usually be the split second action of something happening, the creative play of merging visually stunning lines and perspectives or something completely unpredictable and random yet beautifully conceived in a photograph. To have that drama in a street photograph immediately elevated the status of that photograph from the otherwise, ordinary, uninteresting and cliche snapshots which have been done to death. There is no clear defining characteristics of these “dramatic traits” but each photographer can inject his or her own input.
In this blog entry I am sharing what I normally do, what I look for, and how I add drama to my street photography.”
Interview with the Borneo Post
“While everyone has their own separate lives, jobs and coming from different backgrounds, photography is a language of art that transcends all these differences. Everyone can appreciate a beautiful piece of photograph and like the old saying goes: ‘A picture can say a thousand words’. It is a universal form of communication at another level that is so powerful.”