Artistic Street Photography

Artistic Street Photography - Ubud Bali April 2019 - Bali Street Photographer

What is Artistic Street Photography?

This gallery is dedicated to the more artistic side of street photography. I define artistic street photography to have at least one of these following qualities that dominate the composition.

  • Minimalism
  • Negative space
  • Juxtaposition
  • Surrealism
  • Irony
  • Abstractionism
  • Cinematic ambience (includes moody images)

Minimalism

One or two main subjects at most with little to no distraction.


Negative Space

Playing with underexposure, overexposure, and objects to create lots of negative space. Thus, drawing more attention to the subject in the frame.


Juxtaposition

Having two subjects nearly side-by-side for comparison or contrast.


Surrealism

Heavy use of juxtaposition to portray scenes that when taken out of context do not seem real.


Irony

Another technique also using juxtaposition to enhance an unexpected similarity, contradiction, or moment of awkwardness.


Abstractionism

Tightening crops or blurring the lines to make abstract forms of reality.


Cinematic Ambience

Working with light to present slices of life that are reminiscent of moments from a movie frozen in time.

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