New Topographics

5 – Coventry University College
“I would say to an artist: ‘ Don’t be repressed in your work, dare to experiment, consider any urge, if in a new direction all the better.” – Edward Weston
For this photo I told myself to play with the lights untill I will get to something interesting and to something that I will like.
9 – Sports Centre
” I am not very interested in extraordinary angles. They can be effective on certain occasions, but I do not feel the necessity for them in my own work. Indeed, I feel the simplest approach can often be most effective. A subject placed squarely in the centre of the frame, if atention is not distracted from it by fussy suroundings, has a simple dignity which makes it all more impressive. ” – Bill Brandt
7 – Alma Street
“The immortal photographers will be straightforward photographers, those who do not rely on tricks or special techniques. ” – Philippe Halsman
“I go straight in very close to people and I do that because it’s the only way you can get the picture. You go right up to them. Even now, I don’t find it easy. I don’t announce it. I pretend to be focusing elsewhere. If you take someone’s photograph it is very difficult not to look at them just after. But it’s the one thing that give the game away. I don’t try and hide what I’m doing – that would be folly.” – Martin Parr
I just tried to take a picture of someone from a short distance, so I could literally understand what’s he saying; it’s really difficult.
6 – Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” – Paul Caponigro
In this image I feel like she is uncertain and that she is nervous, that she doesn’t trust me, but in the same time she’s trying to show a pesonality. You can see it in her eyes that she is a kind person, a religious one, her eyes also tell a story about her life.
1 – Ellen Terry building
I wasn’t imposing my presence on anyone…which is very important for a would- be journalist. I stayed back. Always let people be themselves. – Elliott Erwitt
8 Swimming bath and sports centre
“I hate nothing more than sugary photographs with tricks, poses and effects. So allow me to be honest and tell the truth about our age and its people. ” – Augus Sander
2 – The Hub
“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa
“Trust that little voice in your head that says ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if…’ And then do it” – Duane Michals
I thought it would be interesting if she kept the book like this, in front of her face, because the cover of the book, it’s actually a portrait and even thought the photo is black and white you can still see the powerfull colours on the cover of the book.
10 – bus station “I have been frequently accused of deliberately twisting subject matter to my point of view . Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference. Opinion often consists of a kind of criticism. But criticism can come out of love. It is important to see what is invisible to others. Perhaps the look of hope or the look of sadness. Also, it is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph.” – Robert Frank
At the bus station people always come and go. You can find all kind of people here; they are always in a hurry and it is really interesting how the only thing they can see there is the clock or the timetable.


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