A few weeks ago Frikkie posted images on Street Photography and immediately thought this is something Phototalk has not posted on yet.
I asked him to explain Street Photography to Phototalk.
This is what he has to say.
“Frikkie: “”My style could be described as somewhat of a “specific moment of inspiration and documentary”, irrespective of what I decide to capture through my lens. My wedding photography could also be viewed as rather “outside of the box” as I tend to move away from the generally accepted props of chairs and suitcases of the late nineties. I love the way that a photographer such as Dennis Reggie manages to focus on honest documentation of the emotions present at a wedding. As I gained more and more experience in wedding photography I found that you get better at anticipating those special moments and as you visualize those moments you become more skilled at chasing/ “hunting” them! ” This process has also transferred itself to what is captured through the lens where I tend to not merely see what is in front of me but rather “something from within a message, a mood a feeling”
In the hunger for more conceptual work myself and a few other photographers started wandering in the streets in the desire to find not only beautiful images – visually attractive, but also having a social value for the time we in which we find ourselves. My desire for street photography was born! I studied the work of Ken Oosterbroek, Annie Leibovitz, Henri Cartier Bresson and many others to gain more knowledge and inspiration and to better develop my eyes and senses for this medium. Perhaps most important – shoot, shoot, shoot 😉
The photos during winter were merely captured because the opportunity presented itself so beautifully! What do I do with these photos? – no idea – but they were captured and now it is documented that it snowed in Bloemfontein during August 2012 🙂 I love capturing people in the street photos as they add meaning and life to otherwise often dull streets. The art of making something beautiful which might appear to be ordinary and to give it a life and reason of its own is what inspires me to do what I do!”