Street photography is one of the most rewarding and challenging types of photography. Your environment is constantly shifting as people move in and out of the scene. It teaches you to move quickly, but to also have patience as you wait to capture a moment that inspires you. Street photography is good at pushing you out of your comfort zone and encouraging you to get creative with how you use your gear. This week we will be looking at a group of Sony photographers that capture genuine moments on the street, giving you a brief look into city life worldwide. For a chance to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com, make sure you tag your Sony photography posts with #BeAlpha and follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of creative inspiration.
Tag your Sony photos with #BeAlpha for the chance to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com, and follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of creative inspiration.
Quentin Mui – @quentinmui.photos
Quentin Mui is an Australian photographer currently based in New York. During his time in New York, he has been capturing the urban life that the city provides. As you flow through his feed, you can see his passion for the city and love for documenting it. You will find electric scenes lit by neon lights, crowds enjoying a chess game or a quiet moment like the image featured below, which shows the stillness and reflects Mui's keen eye for little moments that come across his path. Stay tuned to AlphaUniverse.com for an upcoming What's In My Bag article from Quentin, where he will share his gear for street photography. The image below was made with the Sony Alpha 7C and the Sony 50mm f/1.2 G Matser
Davide Oricchio – @davideor94
Based in Rome, Italy, Davide Oricchio specializes in street and landscape photography. Oricchio is inspired by life in cities and exploring the urban landscapes focusing on light and shadow, drawing out unique features of the city he is in with a somewhat romantic glow. This warm light is a constant throughout his feed and inspires you to head out to spend an evening exploring your city and capture it in a new light. The photo below was made with the Sony Alpha 7 III and the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master.
Vincent Versluis – @vincentversluis
Vincent Versluis is a street and travel photographer based in Amsterdam. Versluis has a beautiful minimalist approach to his work, which is reminiscent of William Eggleston's images, as Versluis uses color in a very similar way. This draws the viewer into a simple scene that is relatable and familiar yet gives us a new perspective with his use of colour and composition. So if you are after colorful and minimalistic inspiration, give his account a follow.
Gilbert Majekodunmi - @gilbertmajek
Majekodunmi is a street photographer that captures the emotion and daily life on the streets of London. You will find his images are a reflection of how he sees life when documenting the people passing him by, which gives each photo depth and creates intrigue for those looking at his work. You will find plenty to keep you occupied and interested when scrolling through Majekodunmi's feed. Majekodunmi used the Sony Alpha 7R III to create the image below
Dennis Cacho – @denn_ice
Dennis Cacho is a New York-based photographer and Sony Alpha Collective member with a true street documentary style that showcases the personalities and communities that are the essence of New York. His work has a sense of constant evolution. His passion for the city and its people come across often and this is what makes his work inviting and inspiring.
Peter Kalnbach – @street.nomads1605
Peter Kalnbach is a photographer based in Hamburg, Germany. His moody tones make for an atmosphere that crosses into an almost different time with added cinematic hues. He gives you a view of the cities he is capturing that most do not show, or at least present in a different way.
Chris Eschner – @chriseschnerphotography
Based in Neuburg, Germany, Chris Eschner is a portrait and street photographer. His elegant style has a warmth that will draw you in and keep you engrossed in all the little moments that he captures on the streets much like the images below. Often people are engaged in conversation or interacting with their surroundings which creates a more profound narrative within his images and connection with those viewing his work.