As part of our URBAN METROPOLIS series we asked New York based photographer Roman Kruglov his views on street photography and what makes the art of capturing everyday life such a fascinating subject. Below are a selection of Romans’ images along with links to his photography, His work is captivating and the images below give a great insight into urban photography and how virtually the same scene can change and evolve telling a different story every time.
Roman Kruglov: Defining Street Photography
Let’s Define what is Street Photography – “Is a genre of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. ‘Street’ simply refers to a place where human activity can be seen, a place to observe and capture social interaction. The subject can even be absent of any people and can be that of object or environment where an object projects a human character or an environment is decidedly human.” – Taken from Wikipedia Click on the Link to read the rest
Street or Urban photography is about telling a story, and each photographer has a different story to tell based on their own vision. Some prefer to tell the story of a single person, some like me prefer a group of people which tells the story of our surrounding and many life’s that happen all around us. Take intersections for an example, you have seconds to cross the intersection and in that time frame so many things happen so many lives are going by it is fascinating. People walking through Intersection is like blood flowing through your body
I loved photography as a child, my grandfather showed me how to measure the light, the F stops and all the basics. When I was around 6 years old I used to always play in his dark room and develop my own pictures. As a teenager I had other interests, which caused photography to be secondary. Fast forward into mid 20’s I started getting back into it with the first/second generation of digital cameras, but picture quality was so bad, that I missed my film camera, so I skipped again a few years until DSLR became of age. My first DSLR, Nikon D50 I loved that camera, I later upgraded that to D90, but I have noticed that due to its size I did not want to bring it with me and as a result of that after a few more years I ended up with mirror-less system. I can bring it everywhere, so here we are I am back. I enjoy shooting cityscapes, landscape and street/urban photography
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