Saturday, April 27, 2013

Garry Winogrand - all you ever wanted to know about his practice...

I recently saw a copy of the blockbuster catalogue which supports the Garry Winogrand show currently running at San Francisco MoMA. This book is an absolute must for any lover of photobooks and the work of Winogrand.
In the course of seeing the book and thinking about Winogrand I came across a fascinating  post on a site called Eric Kim Street Photography. The post was titled 10 Things Garry Winogrand Can Teach you About Street Photography. And indeed he can teach and as a plus the post itself covers just about everything you ever wanted to know about the man.

You can go there HERE.

Without giving away too much from Eric Kim's detailed and highly readable post, to summarize, here is a list of the 10 things.

1   Shoot a lot
2   Don't hesitate and follow your gut
3   Smile when shooting on the street
4   Don't shoot from the hip
5   Don't crop
6   Emotionally detach yourself from your photographs
7   Look at great photographs
8   Focus on form and content
9   Become inspired by things outside photography
10 Don't call yourself a "street photographer"

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