Why I like street style photography
people and their history
Street style photography has emerged as a popular genre over the past few decades.
Instead of being photographed on catwalks or in the studio, models in fashionable outfits are photographed on the street and sometimes between random passers-by and in everyday situations.
It's also pretty popular on Instagram.
There the pictures look like snapshots that were casually taken on the side.
In reality, it takes a lot of passion, skill and practice to be able to create such expressive "snapshots".
What I like about it: You don't need any expensive photo equipment! In Venice, for example, I met a fashion blogger with half a million Instagram followers, who filled her Instagram account full-time and had a permanent photographer with her, but who then photographed her with an iPhone. It's more about spontaneity and creativity than the perfect gear.
I wouldn't go that far and reduce myself to an iPhone, but it's going in the direction that suits me: less is more, sometimes even with photo equipment.
Street style photography is particularly interesting to me because it combines subjects that I really like, namely portrait, model and street photography. It is of course easier to compose pictures with a professional model than with a random passer-by and still create pictures whose charm lies in the ephemerality that you have deliberately created, but which the viewer does not see.
And you have no problems with image and personal rights.
Here I show you a few pictures that were taken with Vera Iurciuc in Heidelberg and Frankfurt. I was also able to see part of it at the exhibition on the 10th anniversary of Lichtwert eV in Karlsruhe demonstrate.
Maybe a few words about the first picture:
It's my favorite picture because it seems so random and the viewer can come up with many different situations at the moment. A picture full of motion blur, so you don't care about the makeup, hair style or eye color of the woman walking by, but wonder what she is thinking. Or? And I find that much more exciting.