Humanist Photography

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Up till now I have categorized most of the Pictures I share as “Street photography”. I should rather  call it “Humanist Photography”. I base this on that I primarily want to show:

  1. Human interaction
  2. The beauty of man.
  3. Poetry in life
  4. Humor
  5. Caring

This do not happen only in the street. 🙂

Of course I am a realist and aware that the world is not fair and that sorrow is more common than joy. I am sure, however, that other channels keep you informed about this.  Keep in mind that I’m somewhat naive 😉

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Street Photography

I’m trying to find out what the term ‘Street Photography’ comprises.

Some of my attempts (click on image to enlarge):

What happens here??

I haven’t the faintest idea. Did the girl in the yellow raincoat fall down from the sky? Did she stumbel (if so – in what) reading her magazine?
The proof that it happened is in my files  – a colour slide telling it occurred in Oslo 29. april 1986. Luftig gange Luftiggange ny scan02Me and my camera was there. 😉

 

The ultimate answer?

A brief excerpt of a conversation that Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye had with Colin Westerbeck, co-author of Bystander, the definitive book on the history of street photography.
The interview was conducted as part of a promotion for another book, Street Photography 2015. Publisert 21. apr. 2017

Interview With Colin Westerbeck

Great reading

Street Photography Now by Sophie Howarth and Stephen Mc Laren Thames & Hudson 2010

The Street Photographer’s Manual by David Gibson
Thames & Hudson 2014

Recommended links to tutorials etc.:

Magnum learn

#1 MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: STEVE MCCURRY MASTERCLASS – TRAILER [HD]:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3b2PTR25WE&feature=youtu.be

#2 MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JOEL MEYEROWITZ MASTERCLASS – TRAILER [HD]
https://youtu.be/9o-2ef2bfvQ

7 TIPS for Street Photography EduardoPavezGoye
https://youtu.be/g6MaDSG_ibE

A Guide to Street Photography: Matt Stuart, manners and human autofocus | Engadget
https://youtu.be/MhSaR5ckKZI

Celebration of Photography 2017: Matt Stuart about working with the Leica M10:
https://youtu.be/a6ZYJh4eiE0

My Street Photography

The term
I consider myself a Street Photographer – in a somewhat extended understanding of the term. If you include “people” and “candid” you come closer to where to file me.

Continue reading Street Photography

Books on BLURB

Frontpage 6 booksI found BLURB some years ago.  It proved to be just what I had been looking for, an easy to use digital book-publishing tool. Very professional with reasonable pricing. (Above front pages of some of my books.)

Have a preview:

About the Book:
Maitreyee Manglurkar has 23 July 2009, very well described what it’s all about: “Street photography – as the name suggests – literally means shooting on the street. It may be regarded as a close relative of documentary photography. However, there is more to it than just picking up your camera and clicking images on the street. The basic idea of street photography is to capture life in its candid moments. Call it a voyeuristic documentation, if you will. And easy as it sounds, there is a technique and logic behind it as well. And it’s not all about being trigger happy all the time.” Hope MM will stumble across my book City Folk one Sunny Day 🙂

About the Book:
Images of people and places in Gdynia, Gdansk, Sopot and Warsaw July 2006 is what you will find in this book. Ill never forget this travel – hope you’ll like it too. March 2013 Stein B-O.

About the Book:
Images from my world – in black and white. As a humanist sees it. Private and universal. I try to be timeless and true to “The decisive moment”.

About the Book:
A selection of Instagrams. Chosen by heart. Nothing more and nothing less. Photos not disturbed by Words.

About the Book:
Besides my Family, Photography is the passion of my life. Very often my Family brings me to places, sights and events where I experience moments worth collecting. Bohuslän in Western Sweden is such a place. Deliberately I have omitted caption with details about time and places. The images in this book is of course my subjective choice. Dream and create your personal visions. Halden in November 2016. Stein Beyer-Olsen

About the book:
Ad lib choice from my Instagramaccount. More “interpretation” than documentation. Colourful and¨”extracted”. Often from iPhone. Treated with Snapseed.

About the book:
I show a Collection of images which I denotes as “Humanist Photography”. Intended to show and celebrate Human interaction -The beauty of man – Poetry in life – Humor – Caring.

About the book:
Photo-fighting  – I like to fight With my pictures. If I belive it’s possible to squeeze what I saw out of a poor photo, I try “everything” based on my conviction that Beauty, Passion and Expression beat Perfection. The images in this book has ben treated with SNAPSEED and published on his Instagram account ‘steinbeyerolsen’.

About the book:
I welcome you to share my impressions of the beautiful Island of Gran Canaria – tourist and everyday life. Your search for date and place information, will be invain. Turn the pages randomly and create your own stories and pictures. Have a nice trip!

 

NSFF anniversary Exhibition Paris 19.11.2012 – 25.01.2012 Galerie FIAP Gallery – 85 years of Norwegian Photography

The Catalogue

My picture “Sol i stol” was chosen for the exibition in Paris and appear in the catalouge.

Allen Ginsberg.

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Allen Ginsberg

I visited Tronsmo Bookstore last thursday 2012.06.07. According to Allen Ginsberg it is “The best bookshop in the world”. He was so kind to let me photograph him (in another bookstore) in Oslo back in 1993 http://www.pbase.com/beyer/image/50646059 and http://www.pbase.com/beyer/image/50646877  Then I did not know who he was, but I looked him up an got curious and even mailed him the prints. After a while, in May 1996, I received a note from his Assistant, Peter Hale,  including a letter and drawing by AG . As far as I can understand, AG was one of (if not the) most influencial poet(s) in the second half of the last century. I encounter his name “everywhere”. The Norwegian poet Jan Erik Wold once said to me (in Fredrikshalds Teater in Halden) that AG was “Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson” of the US. My pictures of AG is also listed in Guide to the Photographs by and relating to Allen Gisnberg.

Wish I could talk with him. He died of complications of liver cancer on April 6, 1997 age 71.