chosen from our Facebook Galleries by Robert Bannister and changed every Monday morning.
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.