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Each week, we compile our favorite photos from Lattice, our new destination for people who love photography. You can use Lattice to discover beautiful images and also curate boards on topics you’re passionate about.
This week, we combed through Lattice to find the 5 best street photographs that exemplified the diversity of the niche as well as harkened back to its origins with a focus on Henri Cartier-Bresson and the decisive moment.
Take a look:
To start off, we take on a formalist aesthetic with this photo by Cecilia Colussi. The lines, shapes, and tones, reminiscent of both Paul Strand and Alexander Rodchenko, and the inclusion of the subjects and the airplane give this photograph depth and a strong graphic composition. Check out Tina Granzo’s board Point and Line to Plane, for more photos like this.
Photo by Cecilia Colussi
Here, we examine this intricately composed image taken on the streets of Lisbon by Bruno Morandi. The references to mid 20th century street photography are abundant here, from the layered frame, to the subject of childhood (Helen Levitt), to the most prominent boy with the gun, as in William Klein’s iconic photo. Explore Portugal’s capital with the Lisbon board, curated by João Almeida.
Photo by Bruno Morandi
Next, we move on to Sébastien Lèbegue’s photo of a tourist in Japan taking a snapshot. With the camera covering his face, the subject obstructs himself from that very thing he is photographing, resulting in a filtered experience, much like in Martin Parr’s early 90s photos critiquing mass tourism. Go full on meta and check out Meagan Ziegler-Haynes great board on People With Cameras.
Photo by Sebastien Lebegue
Now, we welcome the downright odd with this photo taken in Coney Island by Dana Ullman. Humor has been a consistent factor in street photography,
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