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Press Release - Street Photography

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Santa Barbara, CA, March 30th, 2015

While Street photography has proved resilient over time, its popularity has soared in recent years. The enigmatic allure of capturing candid moments was brought to light in John Maloof’s documentary film Finding Vivian Maier, which exposed an impressively talented woman and her inspiring collection of street photographs.

Vivian’s newfound story and the works of long time greats such as Eugune Atget and Henri Cartier-Bresson have made street photography more popular than ever. With such sources of inspiration, photographers of all levels have found themselves encouraged to roam public spaces, camera in hand, hoping to capture a meaningful moment in time.

Modern day advancements in digital imaging require the street photographer to be proficient with their equipment, to be constantly aware of their surroundings, and to have a keen eye. Quick reflexes and self-confidence are essential: Street photographers know from experience that hesitation or procrastination could mean missing a once-in-a-lifetime shot. The adage “it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission” was probably coined by a street photographer.

In Street Photography: The Art of Capturing the Candid Moment, photographer Gordon Lewis helps readers understand and conquer the challenging yet rewarding world of street photography. The book includes discussions of why photographers are drawn to street photography, the various styles of street photography, and what makes a great street photograph. Lewis then goes on to explore how the choice of location can change a photographer’s approach to image capture: from city streets to fairs to beaches, Lewis discusses the impact different environments have on the process of street photography.

Lewis offers practical advice on everything from cameras and lenses to camera bags and clothing. Lewis also delves into the techniques and approaches that will help novices master the art of street photography.

Whether your style is to engage your subjects or to remain unnoticed and take candid portraits, Lewis offers ideas on how to capture fascinating moments in time: a gesture, expression, or composition that may exist for only a fraction of a second, but can leave a lasting impression of the wonders, challenges, and absurdities of modern life.

About the Author: 
Gordon Lewis is a dedicated street photographer with over 40 years of experience. He began his writing career answering letters from owners of Olympus cameras, Vivitar flash units, and Kiron lenses. From there he graduated to being a contributing editor to magazines such as Camera 35, Petersen’s Photographic, and Camera & Darkroom.

Through unforeseen but fortuitous circumstances, Lewis leveraged his irreverent wit into a TV sitcom-writing career, with hit shows such as Amen, Family Matters, and In Living Color to his credit. Now reformed, he earns his living as an e-learning instructional designer for Fortune 500 companies. Gordon lives just outside of Philadelphia—which, not coincidentally, is an excellent location for street photography.

Additional Information

Street Photography: The Art of Capturing the Candid Moment

Gordon Lewis

Print list price: $ 29.95

eBook list price: $23.99
144 pages | Soft Cover, 8 x 10 in.
ISBN: 978-1-937538-37-8
eBook March 2015 | Print May 2015

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