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A week in black and white and 4 images to make up for the absence of last Monday
I don't think it's necessary to add words, the images speak for themselves.
This week I made a particular choice, two images that struck me for the same reason: emotion & motion.
In the Fabio’s image the profound confidence between a dog and its human is represented.
In the Robert’s image a man is immobile in the chaos of life, invisible to everyone, as if he were questioning his cell phone: where am I going now?
In one the emotion is positive, in the second negative ... this is the life! But both images have a beautiful black and white and are perfectly composed!
This image is our photo of the week Mikael Carlsson
Choosing the image of the week is becoming increasingly difficult. This time we chose an intimate image, a man intent on his work.
The reference to the social cage is evident, the man is closed in his space and the advertising of the consumer society is evident.
But what is striking in this picture is the perfect use of light and color. The sharpness of the image, so beautiful as to make it seem bearable even to be caged in this world. Who knows, maybe there is always a breath of freedom in us
This image is our photo of the week by Roland Groebe
This week I selected a decidedly artistic image.
The choice of the photographer to eliminate the woman's face and therefore to focus his (us) attention on the man( in an absolutely surreal swimsuit) makes this image unique.
The desolate place made me think of a prison, but obviously it's impossible, and so my attention was captured.
Why is the woman moving away with an 'expression (we glimpse) indifferent? There is a relationship between the two?
Thanks, Roland for this wonderful shot that allows us to imagine an infinity of stories.
This week I chose two images that have children as protagonists.
Photographing children from a 'technical' and 'sentimental' point of view is easy but from an ethical point of view and very difficult.
In a world where pedophilia is no longer even underground, but in the light of day, posting and taking pictures that portray children always asks us questions.
These two images represent simple, happy childhood, they tell a story without being mushy or dramatic, they are two beautiful street photographs.
Two images that can tell a story, one recreating a perfect atmosphere, the other through small details!
A woman sheltering from the sun in a dark alley and a blurred jogging man into a red evening of fog and rain
This image is our photo of the week by Roberto Di Patrizi
A beautiful black and white to emphasize now that is so familiar: discouragement on the face of a mother!
Perfect timing! really an image of everyday life. We hope that the smile back to both the mother and child
This image is our photo of the week by Romeo Doneza
A photo that does not go unnoticed: the character who scrutinizes you from the top down, we can imagine the photographer kneeling at his feet. The perfect sky and the two heads at both ends.
A small masterpiece!
This image is our photo of the week by Michael Kennedy
this picture is simply awesome!
It looks like the frame of a film. The scene is perfectly studied: everything is perfectly neat, even the woman's toes on the right (as Bogo pointed out).
The sweet story, the beautiful colors (beautiful shades of blue and orange), the glowing light, all this makes this photo an unforgettable photo!
Outstanding work Michael!
I think it is useless to explain the reasons why we chose these 4 images, one different from the other, but all very significant.
The composition of each is perfect, even the process ... but above all what every picture tells us is amazing!
Strong street stories!
Well done guys
This image is our photo of the week by Theodoros Topalis
The photo of this week is a very simple photo, a picture out of time, it seems to have escaped from an illustrated children's book.
Even the smoking chimney is telling us something.
Where will she be running with her baggage? Towards the market where she will sell her products ... but maybe towards a new life ...
This images is our photo of the week by Francesco Nigi
This week is St. Valentine's Day and we have chosen an image that speaks of love but in a unconventional way.
This story leaves us with a little bitter taste ... or maybe not.
A perfectly colored metropolitan “painting”.
Well done Francesco Nigi!
These images are our photo of the week
Two images of a stolen childhood, taken by the same photographer.
The first represents a dramatic moment, the unhappiness but also the solidarity between two little brothers who run towards someone or run away from someone or something. The gritty black and white renders perfectly the scene and also the composition, all shifted to the right, does it, as if they could come out of the frame ...
The second image is softly ironic and in color, but even here the colors are muted as if the reality of the little monk was enveloped by the smoke of his own cigarette. An attempt to escape the rules to which he was subjected without being able to choose
This image is our photo of the week by Michael Kennedy
“"To be honest, when I see this legless man crawling through the crowds, I am frightened and appalled and disgusted because this could happen to any of us, and a sense of helplessness about what to do for the wretched of the Earth makes me want to avert my eyes. Yet - when I do photograph him … as I’ve done at least three or four times over the years, I’m not drawn to him … he’s but an actor, and the callous people all around him is what affects me."
This image is our photo of the week by Melo Melo
The intensity of this shot brings to memory an unforgettable photograph.
Someone could say: on the edge of the Photojournalism….
Photojournalism main Characteristics : Timeliness Objectivity Narrative
Street main Characteristics: Decisive moment Candid Narrative
Documentary is concerned about the sequence
Street about the instant
It's all a blah blah.
I think that wanting to enclose each of our shots in a category is silly: humanity always needs fences.
For me, if there is a difference, it's just the spirit with which you shoot.
In conclusion we could close ourselves in a category, but not our shots.
Well seen Melo Melo!
This image is our photo of the week by Shlomy Evron
The absurdity that breaks into everyday life.
An unusual image, which suggests a movie by Buñuel , or a fairytale for children, or a comedy by Beckett.
These images are our photo of the week by Ilan Ben Yehuda,
Takashi Tachi, Gabi Ben Avraham, Karlo Flores
The normality of life: a day on the beach, seen however with the inquisitive and ironic eye of a very good photographer.
A lesson in composition and how to create a sensational story from scratch.
A perfect example of an excellent composition and a good use of shapes and black and white.
The Space Dog!
A simple and perfect image, there is nothing else to add!
A beautiful interaction. As if he were trying to understand the young man's thoughts to console him.
A photo that could only be in black and white.
Light and composition are perfect.
It is really an existential photography ...
This image is our photo of the week by Alan Jacobs
We chose this mysterious and magical image to wish everyone Happy New Year!
The composition is perfect: the vertical sign (that we only see by the coast) illuminates the scene, the writing that deludes us of being all heroes, and the human presence as in a dream ...
Beautiful colors to start a New Year!
This image is our photo of the week by Richard Keeling
A simple image, even in the colors, but full of meanings: the writing, the gesture of the woman, the position of the man.
The real life: a story that we can tell.
These images are our photo of the week
this week, we decided to highlight three black and white photos with different characteristics, but all very special.
Teruma Aoto pic is a beautiful example of a not straight, but deliberately inclined image that increases the sense of the image, adding a kind of movement: the girl seems to be going faster ... an escape. strong story and nice reflection.
Rainer Neumann pic is a beautiful and classic story. Excellent point of view and composition and focus.
Jeff Stephens pic is a simple story, with a beautiful contrast and a perfect triangulation: a man in the foreground, one in the middle, and one in the background. The gaze of the first is focused on something we will never see.
This image is our photo of the week by Dov Oron
A simple and relaxing image, a comic break before returning, I imagine, to the yeshivah ketanah.
A beautiful black and white and an excellent composition, emphasize the concentration of the young reader.
Well done Dov Oron!
This image is our photo of the week by Kyi Tha
This photo of the week is like a gut punch, but also a hope: it represents the two aspects of the humanity. Well done Kyi Tha!
An image that is striking for the story it tells: an older child is looking at a jounal, and he is distracted to look at the little brother (it is my guess) who is holding a toy gun and shooting an imaginary enemy.
It is almost a look of commiseration, as if the boy had the conscience that the little brother does not know what he is imitating, a gesture that brings death and pain ...
Strong image that makes you think, well composed and processed.
This image is our photo of the week by Sagi Kortler
A masterpiece of contrasting situations.
The juxtaposition between the dummy (which represents the type of aggressive woman the advertising wants to impose on us) and the man who has lost his place in society is perfect.
The figure that passes and looks at the scene in the background is a gem as well as your hand with your camera.
Terrific street! Well done Sagi
This image is our photo of the week by Lorenzo Michàjlovic Kologrivov Bianchini
A classic, out of time pic!
Perfect tones of gray.
Simple and conceptual composition, well balanced.
Interesting posture and expression.
We feel the mood!!!
This image is our photo of the week by Maya Rahamim
An image that belongs to the past of each of us.
The light and the shadows of childhood.
A terrific symbolic image!
well done Maya Rahamim!
This image is our photo of the week by Philip Rice
A terrific black and white, where all the details are perfectly visible: the reflected reality and the two women, surprised in a restful moment
This image is our photo of the week by Michel Crapoulet
I do not think it is necessary to say something about this image.
It's a perfect photographic portrait.
The expression is really special, the mouth bent downwards and the gaze that questions the photographer challenging him.
The first thing I thought was that he was a character out of a Dickens book ...
This image is our photo of the week by Amos Farnitano
Nothing can be said about this image that is not already visible.
A perfect representation of joyful love, as in a French film, I am thinking of Truffaut
Well done Amos!
This image is our photo of the week by Jürgen Warschun
A perfectly balanced image in which I was struck by the contrast between the human figure so harmonious and urban confusion (created by humans…)
This image is our photo of the week by Atsuya Harukawa
A wonderful puzzle, you get lost watching everything!
The colors are really a cool madness!
And the double reflection of the man with the shirt is a real gem!
Well done Atsuya Harukawa!
This image is our photo of the week by Tony Liviero
An image that rips a smile and makes you think of happy moments.
The simplicity of the expressions strikes and obviously the same clothes of the two young women raise some questions: are they twins? is it a work uniform?
The clouds that dot the sky, the foam of the sea and the wind create a nice atmosphere, helped by a perfect black and white.
This image is our photo of the week by Tam Padullon
A mysterious image, with a beautiful mono.
It could be a normal game or a special event, like a flood.
I was immediately struck by the composition, with all the empty space, very minimalist.
A shot different from the others, which remains in the memory.
Well done Tam Padullon
This image is our photo of the week by Shlomy Evron
A fascinating shot, where the shadows reveal what the reality denies!
A classic street photography, with a terrific black and white!
Well done Shlomy Evron!!!
This image is our photo of the week by Charles Lafrance
This image is a classic and beautiful example of what a street photographer can do through a self-portrait. And we're not talking about selfie!
Perfect in all: character, black and white, composition, and of course reflection.
This image is our photo of the week
by Rushay Trivedi and Rainer Neumann
Attitude... well done Rushay Trivedi, great depth popping out a characterful little fellow.
Donne Italiane. Well done Rainer Neumann!!! Even here the woman comes out of the background in a wonderful way.
This image is our photo of the week by Rushay Trivedi
Our photo of the week is by the artist Rushay Trivedi.
A different perspective indeed, washed in pastel shades.
One hovers over this delightful scene like an out of body experience.
This image is our photo of the week by Mark Ellam
No just Bournemouth England.
If it was on the front of a book, you would most definitely read it.
Outstanding connection through reflection.
Terrifically processed to black and white using contrast, diagonals and blur to create the most dynamic impact.
Cropped and vignetted for an amazing frame.
This image is our photo of the week by Ugo Garzia
The first thing that struck the observer about this image is the colors, beautiful shades of brown and the cold light of advertising.
The connection Garzia has established between himself, the man and the woman in the poster are really great! They are both amazed and seem to wonder: what is happening? why are you looking at me?
The quality of the image, the tones and connection. Perfect timing and composition: really good stuff, Ugo!
This image is our photo of the week by Larry L Abellera
The photo of the week by Larry L Abellera has been chosen for the raw emotion that has been captured and conveyed.
If there was a series of these images as the scene developed, it would indeed be photojournalism.
One can feel the mood and tension.
Getting a quality image in that sort of atmosphere is no mean feat.
The depth and composition are superb, processed tastefully to a retro feeling bw, focusing the viewers' attention to all the right places.
This image would not look out of place on the front of the latest Rolling Stone magazine, maybe even our own Progressive Street magazine, and why not?
At the end of the day this is a split second moment in time.
Fantastic, evocative and emotional street photography. Very well done!
This image is our photo of the week by Harrie Miller
A moment in time recorded with perfect antipodean, direction of light.
One may ask what era this moment was?
A man in a suit beside an old London Cab, maybe the take away coffee cup gives it away. But it really does not matter.
The quality, connection and composition, fuelled with perfect light direction, explodes this image into our galleries and the photo of the week.
The tasteful processing to mono has enhanced the retro and classic feel. The clarity and crispness tops off a real delight.
If you look up moment and record in a thesaurus, moment denotes a split second. Record denotes a story.
Thank you Harrie, for this quality split second story
These images are our photo of the week!!!
by Andrea Boccone, 艾維思 Alvis Khong
Recently we had a Zac challenge and here we have three samples by three fantastic artists. Andrea Boccone with Half Man Alvis Khong and Dominique Louis Bertrand Bourcier
All equally well thought out and composed, offering the viewer a doorway to delightful appraisal and thought. All beautifully processed and worthy of any gallery.
Well done to all three artists.
This image is our photo of the week by Gilles Vugliano
Our photo of the week is by the artist Gilles Vugliano.
This Retro feeling image screams fifties film still.
Excellent fore and aft interest but the loving couple embracing us all.
Beautifully processed in BW. Very well done Gilles. Classic!
This image is our photo of the week by Gerd Bonse
This dancer is on fire
This is the photo of the week, by the artist Gerd Bonse. Gerd consistently produces images with a sense of irony and satire.
This image is no different, and a stunner for facial expression and colour. Indeed a real smile inducer . The depth is perfect, isolated and frozen to draw you to the subject, yet those around still adding interest as they look on. Aperture and shutter speed perfect. The frozen hair tops off a real cracker!
Well done Gerd, outstanding street.
This image is our photo of the week by Cris Tian
This week's photo of the week is a colour delight by Cris Tian.
Perfectly composed, using the light to optimum effect.
This character pulling up his trousers encompasses classic and modern style to great effect.
The colour saturation is perfect, complimenting the image to a real feel.
Very well done Cris Tian, Steven Tyler loves it and so do we.
This image is our photo of the week by Stephen Oxberry
Life thru a phone box
Photo of The Week is by the artist Stephen Oxberry.
This image was put in The Other side gallery, for its futuristic feeling story and mood. Indeed Blade Runner 2040 springs to mind, although the use of telephone boxes has well gone, the concept of collecting the reflections through such a tool, has been brilliantly done.
The old man with stick, subway reflection, colour and composition combined, has produced a real gallery piece. Well done Stephen
This image is our photo of the week by Binit Tanna
A close shave
My initial thought was omg! Please do not distract this guy's attention Binit.
Then I asked, if it was an assault. Binit replied, that we both had seen too many mafia movies.
Indeed! But the fact this image screams a story of such magnitude, is just the point.
Wonderful menacing eye contact, locks you in. The depth of field pops out the scene. Superb street!
Very well done. Now I will just have a short back and buff!
This image is our photo of the week by Mike Heard
Our photo of the week, this week, is by the artist Mike Heard.
Beautifully composed and processed into warm, saturated colours.
The main subject is perfectly lit and isolated in the frame. The subtle reflections enhancing, rather than subtracting, from an outstanding image. Very well done Mike Heard.
This piece is also very apt, as he is obviously downloading Progressive Street's inaugural E-zine magazine, which is here for you to download too. Why not? You are here anyway
This image is our photo of the week by John Jobling
This is the photo of the week. As classic as street photography gets. This superb composition and juxta, adds a wry smile to all who look.
Being mono, has added the quintessential icing to the classic cake.
Very well done and seen, John Jobling.
This image is our photo of the week by Saman A. Ali
Indeed a very late entry to the week, but this image takes the biscuit. It was the last one in the tin, but oh so tasty! We all need that bit of kismet to produce great images. Saman A. Ali, although wonderfully composed with perfect depth, has had his. The heavens have been kind, adding drama, breeze and dynamics. This convocation of dogmatists with superb back lighting pops out a real folktale. Well done Saman A. Ali
This image is our photo of the week by Norman Orly
Norman, is consistently producing and posting this sort of high quality image.
This image because of ìt's stunning depth of field, has isolated the subject superbly and popped her out of a world of chaos.
The timing has been perfect to capture that human emotion and psyche.
A moment of brilliance. Well done Norman Orly.
This image is our photo of the week by Angel Rodriguez
This image by Angel Is my choice this week. A stand out from some amazing images throughout the week.
We all know Angel for his panning delights, but this image is a real stand out. Our artist has had timing perfection, and framing to give us foreground motion and interest. Superbly composed to draw the viewer through drama and onto the pretty cyclist, who appears to be lapping up the attention, and why not?
This shot actually went into our normal gallery for its impact, motion and composition. But really is a clever piece of art to end all panning wars.
Well done Angel Rodriguez the master! Well this week anyway
This image is our photo of the week by Riza Iskandar
Take a journey to the other side with this image
In Progressive Street, the galleries are full to the brim of astonishing images. I am starting to wish that I had never taken on the job of selecting the Photo of The Week. ‘Challenging’, is too small a word for the task but, with the job, comes the benefits of perusing the amazing art, and being lost in the eyes of others.
This week, I have chosen from our Gallery of Soul: The Other Side. This is a gallery that is well worth seeing for visionary and poetic imagery.
This well visualised image by Riza, catches your eye, as it does the little girl who is staring back at you. Although there is a lot of detail in the reflections, the viewer has an instant connection. The doll’s face appears to be subtlety glancing at the startled girl,whilst one drawn into this magical story.
Although not technically perfect, this image takes Picture of The Week for other worldly impact.
Please see the article by Patrick Monnier on the technical aspects and emotional side of street photography.
Also reference getting the best from your phones by Davide Dalla Giustina, both in Tips and Techniques.
Also Browse our own Batsceba Hardy’s work for more inspiration in this style, the Queen of soul and the other side.
This image is our photo of the week by Elpi Juan
All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players........
Indeed this young lady appears as a player in the spotlight.
The lighting has been used perfectly, to isolate the subject and her little playmate.
Sublime saturated colours have created a stage set with impact, whilst surrounded by extras busily ignorant of their part in this little masterpiece.
The additional players are just visible enough to add a wonderful street story.
This image is our first photo of the week by Vehbi Dileksiz.
Film Noir Impact
Chosen by myself for its mood and story. It is something we as moderators are constantly searching for. That quality image that talks to you. Indeed it may not be the story the artist had at the time of taking. This image was composed and taken. That was just the first part of the journey of this image. Then the photograph and art was created in fine processing.
The evocative atmosphere comes through and a story develops in our own minds. The connection is superb, his eyes piercing the smoke and locking into our very souls. Of course at the moment, a street photographer could easily be deterred by such intimidation.
Vehbi skillfully took a series of shots to get the best smokey scene. Got the shots, politely thanked his protagonist and moved on.
For me personally, this image evokes film noir, intrigue, espionage.
The lightest part of the image is the smoke which draws us in beautifully to the eyes of the protagonist. Then our senses begin to dance with the provocation created.
A sense of isolation prevails by cloaking which was a public area. Still just visible enough for us to wonder what part they play.
The black and white works perfectly for this story. No distractions from the quality that is.
Of course this image came out of a gallery of Up Close And Personal shots. This being a prime example of being perfect for a theme but alas, not the challenge criteria. Hence the word challenge.
Of course this is what was evoked in me personally. You may totally disagree with my presiding. That is art, but I get to choose 😉
So thank you Vehbi Dileksiz for being our first photo of the week.
Enjoy everybody, and please take the time to look around the site at the articles and inspiring work.