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Israeli Lens Issue#10 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY We are pleased and excited to exhibit such a showcase of magnificent articles and interviews of the finest street photographers from Israel and from around the world. Photographers who are very known in Israel such as Alex Levac and Ohad Matalon alongside with excellent emerging photographers. Special Articles about the most influential photographers and the special story of the fabulous Vivian Maier. We wish you lots of enjoyment from this Beautiful issue.


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    TABLE OF CONTENTS8/ About street photography 14/ The Subgenres Of Street Photography 18/ 10 tips for street photography 20/ An Interview with Gabi Ben Avraham 44/ Lee Jeffries- Portraits of the Homeless 62/ An Interview with Alex Levac 84/ Photography around the world - Yoni Blau 112/ Most Influential - Henri Cartier Bresson 126/ The Zone - Ohad Matalon 142/ The story of Marius Vieth 160/ Tomer Montilia 180/ Orna Naor 198/ The Discovered Work Of Vivian Maier 214/ An Interview With Arkadi Raskin 230/ Luis Curiel 244/ The Street Collective

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  • 9http://israeliartmarket.comCopyrights to Christopher Anderson

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    Street photography uses the raw approach of straight photography from which derives. Street photography is unstaged photography a challenge of the photographer with himself, an attitude, A state of mind. Street photography is A reflection of everyday life through the eye of a photographer able to document the ordinary capturing the decisive Moment, or what others don't see.

    To give a comprehensive definition of street photography is not easy.


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    You might begin By saying that it is A photographic genre, more precisely a kind of reportage. Street photography is indeed A snapshot of urban life on the street observed in his everyday life And in all its aspects: the irony tragedy unpredictability cruelty and even beauty. The images of this photographic genre are the mirror of society the people who compose it, captured during the life of every day somewhere keen eye for the nuances of the human comedy that is taking place in public spaces. Being a street photographer means being in tune with life, perceive the moods, smells, colors, live it with intensity and then try to represent it only after it has absorbed. Henri Cartier-Bresson, who with his images has contributed to the rise of street photography, said that through the lens to capture the decisive moments of life it is necessary to equate the mind, eye and heart. An attitude that, according to the words of the famous photographer, requires readiness, discipline, sensitivity and geometric sense. This Article is part of the excellent e-Book : Street Photography written By Alex Coghe

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    The Subgenres Of Street Photography By Alex Coghe From the excellent e-Book : Street Photography

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    HUMAN IN GEOMETRY The geometry is very important in photography for the construction of composition, and street photography is no exception. Street Photography is to describe the human condition and the story can come from human figures placed in a geometric context.

    JUXTAPOSITION One of the great classic things about street photography is the way two or more curiously complementary elements can find themselves in juxtaposition.

    IRONIC If it's true that street photography is capture a moment often we can find things within the scope of their shots that are ironic or funny.

    LIFE SHOTS Life and the human condition as they are, and how you can meet in any environment, even at home. Human scenarios, once again, but different by street photographs aesthetic. Only one condition: to met a genuine reality without substantial manipulation by the photographer.

    LIGHTS AND SHADOWSThis branch of street photography makes the search for the light and shadows its focal point. Shafts of light and opaque shadows are a mesmerising presence in street photography and exploring those subjects opens up your images to myriad creative

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    possibilities. The result of this research produces often dramatic and powerful images. HARDCORE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY The hardcore aesthetic would deserve a separate post. The Flickr group Hardcore Street Photography , known for its ruthless rejection of much of the work submitted to it, could represent a good start to know better this subgenre.

    EYE CONTACT Another controversial issue. I was talking about this to one of my students. In some photographic manuals tell you to avoid in a candid picture that the person look at you. But sometimes just this can make an image powerful and outstanding.

    CANDID PORTRAITS Some people consider this kind not belonging to street photography. But i would remind to these purists that the candid portraits to be defined as such must be spontaneous, unplanned. Many use short lenses, but it is not uncommon for those who are specialized in this kind also use a lens as a 85mm fixed.

    By Alex Coghe This Article is part of the excellent e-Book : Street Photography

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    1 . Take risks, take diff icult

    photos, take many photos.

    3. Know your l ight, know your

    camera, know your focal length


    Tips 10

    2. Think before you take portraits.

    4. See the photo before you raise your camera.

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    StreetPhotography5. Seek or create clean backgrounds.

    6. Look 3 meters and further away, anticipate with your feet.

    7. Shoot what is interesting irrespective of the place.

    8. Dont get in each

    others photos. Dont

    take the same photo as

    someone else.

    9. If you find a good spot, wait. Be patient.

    10. Shoot head on.

    Dont be scared.

    Copyrights To Tomer Montilia All Rights Reserved

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    Gabi Ben AvrahamAn Interview With

    "Photography for me is A passion. It is my way of looking at the world around me, whereby I can express my feelings and show the world from my

    point of view."

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    Gabi Ben AvrahamAn Interview With

    Hello Gabi, We are honored to inerview you for our magazine, Please Interduce yourself to our readers, Hello, Its an honored to be interviewd for the Israeli ens Magazine. My name is Gabi (Gavriel) Ben-Avraham. I am 55 years old, and married with three children aged 24, 26 and 19. I work in a software company and live in a quiet neighborhood of Tel Aviv, the city which I grew up in, have never left and is a part of me and my hobby - photography. I enjoy cinema and music, and during the 1980s photographed using film cameras. I then did not touch a camera for 20 years until I received a digital camera as a gift for my birthday from my wife 2 years ago. The rest is history.

    Tell us what drew you to street photography? Street photography is my favorite genre. The street is not a studio. Sometimes I stand and wait for things to converge a cyclist, a dancer, a child moving along. They are not aware that they are moving towards a certain object, but I am. Via the camera lens I am constantly looking around me, searching for that decisive moment that will never return, unless I catch it. When pushing the button, I try

    to make some sense, restore order to the chaotic scheme of things in the composition. The components 'speak' with each other in a special dialogue, either by color, shape, or light. Capturing the elusive, special moment after which things will never be the same and making it eternal that is my challenge. Forgotten, transparent people in urban surroundings are being granted their moment of


    grace. The shadows, fragile outlines, reflections within daily lives that are not noticed in the busy and thick urban landscape and sometimes are even crushed by it these are precious to me.

    Looking at your photographs, it seems that Henri Cartier-Bresson was a big influence. Is that a correct assumption?

    Indeed. No doubt that his photos influenced me, especially in my B/W photos, from the surrealistic point of view and the special compositions. Nevertheless, I want my photos to have my signature.

    Are there any other master photographers who you are taking inspiration from? Are there particular works of theirs

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