Tokyo Vérité and Nikon

I have just returned from Japan, after a great experience Judging the Nikon Photo Contest International in Tokyo. Nikon’s hospitality was second to none, and working alongside my fellow Judges was both an honour, and a valuable lesson in picture editing. These are a highly talented group of people (and great company). Once my Judging duties were over, I hit the streets of Tokyo to try out the impressive Nikon D7000.


Street Photographers

Some years back I rang my friend, Trent Parke, on his mobile phone, only to hear back, “yep, hang on mate……won’t be a sec” – pause – the distinctive click of a Leica shutter — and then he was ready for a chat. It really does take a special breed of photographer to tackle the street — it requires courage, curiosity, a sense of humour, a hunter’s eye and patience:

Robert Frank discusses his book, “The Americans,” with Philip Gefter
Street Photography Links
Video: Photo Booth: Bruce Davidson on Street Photography – The New Yorker
Format International Photography Festival
Garry Winogrand – Part 1
Garry Winogrand – Part 2
Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation
iN-PUBLiC – The home of street photography

Minutes to Midnight – Trent Parke / Magnum in Motion
Street Photographers
Street Photography Now
Street Shots – Bruce Gilden / Magnum Photos
Trent Parke and Narelle Autio – Dreamlives
Everybody Street – trailer by Cheryl Dunn – The New Yorker