… without a script.

In the Gothenburg area (Sweden) there are several really good street photographers, we kind of blend and mix in an unofficial photography network. I thought I’ll introduce some of them to you. First up is Agneta Dellefors Rydén.
Pic in top is called “selfie”

– It’s happening here and now. You don’t notice it, but there’s an non-staged play constantly going on, lacking both director and script.

It’s her own words, at a exhibition she’s currently having at Scandinavian Photo in Mölndal, just south of Gothenburg. If you’re close by, I strongly recommend you to go there. One reason is that almost all pics are better printed and hung on a white wall, but the main reason is of course that she’s a great photographer.

Her eyes spot both details and whole pictures, and her imaging is just as good. I believe she’s really good at the postproduction as the exhibited pics all are balanced, funny or intriguing – and sometimes all of that. She was kind enough to let me publish two of her pics from the exhibition. The one below is a real favorite…

AgnetaDR1-Sötsur
Sötsur (Sweet ‘n Sour)

Photo: Agneta Dellefors Rydén

More of Agnetas work? Either at her Facebook site

or at her photography site – click here for some pics from our mutual trip to London in April 2014).

Shared is doubled joy.

Silly or not, I’m glad that someone else like to share my pics. Sometimes (on Instagram) I add the hashtag #Shootoff and some of those pics get shared. These are the latest nine pics that got shared by Shootoff. And my normal 20-40 likes/pic add upp to a little more. Nice.

 

Can you guess which of these nine that got the highest acclaim?

Instashared_jan2016

Yup, thats the one. “Thru it all”, botton middle…

The no-nos of street photography.

There are a whole set of unwritten “laws” in street photography. Me and my friend Daniel Eliasson frankly claims that all these rules sometimes must be broken. It’s the image itself that must decide whether you break the rules or not…
Rule 1: You must take pictures close up and with wide angle lenses.
“Through It All” – taken with a zoom 105 mm lens at a distance:

Through It All - taken with a zoom 105 mm lens at a distance
Through It All

Rule 2: Street photos are best in black and white.
“On The Move” – It’s the colours that makes this kind of pic:

On The Move - It's the colours that makes this kind of pic
On The Move

Rule 3: The sharp picture is the only accepted one.
“Scared Dog” – to be in a scary place, feels unsharp, right?

Scared Dog - To be in a scary place, feels unsharp, right?
Scared Dog

Rule 4. You should always take frontal pictures of people.
“Finding Angles” – Sometimes a butt is more interesting:

Finding Angles - Sometimes a butt is more interesting
Finding Angles

“Luncheon Profiles” – profiles are not frontal, are they?

Luncheon Profiles - profiles are not frontal, are they?
Luncheon Profiles

Rule 5. You shouldn’t as a street photographer be seen.
“iPad Break” – to get depth in this “Through window” shot, I let the ghostly image of myself appear:

iPad Break - to get depth in this "Through window" shot, I let the ghostly image of me appear
iPad Break

Rule 6. The composition of the original pic shouldn’t be altered.
“Over Shoulder” – the original shot:

Over Shoulder - the original shot
Over Shoulder

“Over Shoulder” – cropped, to get the effect of “dominating eye”:

Over Shoulder - cropped, to get the effect of "dominating eye"
Over Shoulder

These are just a few of the unwritten “rules”, there are some more. They are good to know, but don’t worry to much. Ok?

/GFN