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Frank Jackson on Street Photography I am happy and excited to announce a new RFF forum on Street Photography mentored by Frank Jackson, one of the best producers of analog B/W prints I have ever seen. His shows include the Open Shutter Gallery, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art. His images are in the collections of Smithsonian Ogden Museum of Southern Art, California Afro American Museum and Xavier University New Orleans LA. He has worked for or has been featured with Visa Card, Xerox, UCLA, Eric Owen Moss, Architect, Hasselblad Forum (cover),Gordon Parks, Muhammed Ali, Million Man March Wash. DC, Lionel Hampton, jazz legion photographer , 1995-2002, Stevie Wonder, B+W Magazine (British version) twice, Rangefinder Magazine, Dahon Bicycles, Arelli Wheels, Real Product Design, Automobile Club of Southern California. Frank's online images are at fotographz.500px.com and fotographzfrankjackson.tumblr.com . "While on this diverse photographic journey…I have to say during this whole time my love for fine art black and white photography kept growing. I always found time to shoot in different cities and my own personal work…this has sustained me through some very tough times. As of 2012, with the help of a very good friend I maintain a state-of-the-art dream darkroom. The darkroom helps greatly in the on-going practice of understanding “the light”, being able to process film and print drives me to keep my digital photography “organic”. I’m curious visually and shooting what’s, what on the street feeds this curiosity. Everyday I walk out my front door to “see” the world with a digital camera, a film camera, the “cup” and an open mind (mostly).

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how far is far?...about as close is close: Portraits on the Street
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how far is far?...about as close is close: Portraits on the Street

Making close portraits of people you don't know or know very well.
Yes I mean get close. Most of the time I get close street portraits I'm in ninja mode I've gotten several shots and moved on before they are aware I was even there. A combination of patience,luck, and timing.
There is also that situation where they will ask you to photograph them...and you better do it! If it is any help most people are so self-absorbed they'll be too busy to notice any other humanity around.
Sometimes I get asked and other times well...ninja mode
You can be in front or on the side...BUT CLOSE.

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He saw my camera and asked to be photographed I found him later and gave him a print
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... this was in a pub so it does't count really ...

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... this was in a pub so it does't count really ...

this counts...any portrait photographed outside of and away from your front door.

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so, this will ... this chap hit me with his stick two or three frames on from that one

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Was just browsing through my limited stream and realised I'm quite drawn to street portraits:









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She stopped to pose with her dog when she saw me wanting to take a picture, so getting close was easy. @35mm.



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prefocused the XA and held the cam steady waiting for the moment, over coffee.

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Great stuff, Chris. I love the shot of the fellow with the glasses and the stained jacket, eyes closed gives it something magical. Very surreal, and sharp too!
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I like a bit of environ myself ... a decent FOV lens ... these telephoto closeups never look right somehow





.. that's a 50

PS always liked that 'Thatcher' shot Chris
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Two images. Same title.... completely different meanings.

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"Live prop as bait"
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"Live prop as bait"

Frank, you have your cup. I have my dog as a constant companion... Hugo!

Some of the friends Hugo has made.

This one could be closer (and with less flare but... I use old cameras to poor effect sometimes).
Hugo and friend by Adnan W, on Flickr

Not exactly a stranger.
When it really is love. by Adnan W, on Flickr

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HP5 @100 R 1.50 9min002 by Adnan W, on Flickr

He's not sure if they are ok. by Adnan W, on Flickr
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Here are a pair of sister I met in Denver a few years ago.
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Great stuff, Chris. I love the shot of the fellow with the glasses and the stained jacket, eyes closed gives it something magical. Very surreal, and sharp too!
Johan, thanks very much. It was his glasses that drew me in (as well as his intoxicated demeanour). The RX1R delivers sharp in buckets (and the things that usually go with them), even wide open.
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I Hate All Of You!!!!! (...wishing I had taken them)
...so please keep them coming.

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