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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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Maintaining my identity as a photographer, for me based on current circumstances (long story) requires trying to shoot a roll or two of 120 film everyday. Rather than making more threads with new work, I thought it might make sense to make less threads and just post my street photography "journey" here. Well, it's worth a try. So here goes:

Two photos of men at work while on ladders. New York City, Rolleiflex 2.8f Tmax 120:



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2/17/2015 Candid street photography portrait of a New York City Fireman responding to an alarm triggered by frozen and leaking sprinklers at a Manhattan hotel on 38th Street & 7th Avenue.

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2014, reflection of a woman on a cold, wet December day. Corner of 34th Street and 7th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City.

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I think this will work nicely. Cris Crawford has a similar thread "Some new photos from Fort Wayne"
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Dan-really like the fireman !
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Dan-really like the fireman !
Dan Dan the fireman?
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2/2015 Street photography portrait of an NYPD policewoman hailing a taxi on West 34th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan, New York City. She and her proud family had just left the Madison Square Garden Police Academy graduation ceremonies. Shot with Kodak 120 black and white film.

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3/2015 On the streets of New York City, three men carried water.
A photographer shooting black and white 120 film recorded the moment. Solid.

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3/2015 Top: 34th Street & 8th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City.
Bottom: Midtown around 40th Street and 7th Avenue.
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Really like the one of the fireman Dan!
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3/2015. Beautiful girl waiting with her mom for a taxi on 9th Avenue and 38th Street, Manhattan, New York City. Street photography portrait shot with Kodak 120 TX f/5.6 1/125
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Delicious light on 8th Avenue and West 40th Street, Manhattan, New York City. Rolleiflex 2.8f, f/11.5 1/250th 1.5Y Filter TX 120
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Only the trolley and the girl's legs in the rain really work for me -- but they REALLY work. The street crossing sign (man on phone on left) comes close to the same standard, which is "Really good stuff that I don't find either too derivative or too obvious".

Don't take this as faint praise, 'cos it isn't.

Frances votes for the fireman. For me it's superbly done but more obvious.

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... yes, that last one with the trolly is poetic ... all the bits are reflections or echoes of some other part of the frame
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I like the photo of the guy grooming the plant and the other one pushing the cart. On a side note, street photography with a Rollei is difficult. I would personally prefer a rangefinder - Bronica RF is great, or if you want square, maybe Mamiya 6 or Bessa III. Also, I find medium format Tmax a bit too clean for street, Tri X or HP5 win in my book.
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thanks Dan for starting this thread. My favourites so far are the fireman, and the man pushing the cart, followed by the child with the umbrella and the three men with water bottles. I have great respect for your ability to make these shots with a TLR. Looking forward to regularly visiting this thread.
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I like Dans work. Maiers also did some interesting things with a Rolleiflex. Why not clean. especially if everyone else is doing it not so clean.

I like the phones and the legs to as well as other mentioned.
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Thanks for the feedback.

I posted this photo for the sake of weirdness, not craft. Shot a week or two ago on 8th Avenue and West 43rd Street. It was some sort of publicity for Dark Dynasty K9s. Very difficult lighting and flow of movement.
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3/2015 8th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City
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3/2015 42nd Street, Manhattan, New York City
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3/2015 9th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City
Boy gives his policeman father a high-five.
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3/2015 West 34th Street, New York City
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3/2015 Shot this last week on 9th Avenue and 38th Street, New York City
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I have the caption for this one-" All hail NY Dan !"
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3/2015 8th Avenue & West 38th St, New York City
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Excellent thread, liking them all.
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WOW great stuff Dan......Love these two on this page.
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3/2015 Man sleeping in bank ATM vestibule area, Broadway & West 38th Street area.
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I have the caption for this one-" All hail NY Dan !"
Or, "Hands up! Don't shoot!"
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You inspired me to take my TLR out with me today for some street work. Hope my negs turn out as good as yours.

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That's great. Hope you get to see and catch cool stuff -- just walking around, feeling the cool air, not having anyone to answer to, and wandering -- that's the reward, temporary freedom. If you get to interact with some people who dig where you're coming from -- major bonus! I'm developing and scanning today. Don't know if I'll shoot this weekend, probably not. We'll see -- enjoy.
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Passersby passing by, Manhattan, New York City
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The three woman looking in three different directions wow, and the girl in the rain. Love these two, but they are all good. Bravo
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3/2015 Shot this last week -- New York State Troopers in Penn Station, Manhattan, New York City
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3/27/2015 West 57th Street, Manhattan, New York City
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3/2015 Street scene West 34th Street, Manhattan, New York City
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3/24/2015 Shooting the shooter on 8th Ave, Manhattan, New York City
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