When it comes to winter, whether you’re a fan of the season or not, there’s something to be said about the way it can change a city’s energy when it hits – especially after a fresh snowfall. People are bundled up, bracing for the elements and racing to their next location, but things are also slower and quieter in a way that often makes it therapeutic for street photographers to capture – as long as they can still feel their fingers enough to shoot, that is! This week we’re featuring a group of street photographers who have braved the cold conditions to capture the movement of cities in winter with their Sony Alpha gear. Give them a follow and then tag your own Sony shots with #BeAlpha, and follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of creative inspiration. You could be featured on AlphaUniverse.com!
Tag your Sony shots with #BeAlpha for the chance to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com, and follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of creative inspiration.
Paola Franqui – @monaris_
Paola Franqui is a talented street photographer and member of the Alpha Collective. She loves to tell stories through her photography and has an eye for capturing unique perspectives through different techniques like reflections. She has a way of authentically capturing moments that makes the viewer feel as if they’re standing right there on that city street seeing it for themselves. She took the shots below using her Sony α7R III.
Jeremy Cohen – @jermcohen
Jeremy Cohen is another NYC-based photographer and member of the Alpha Collective. His account has a colorful variety of street shots, featuring plenty of New York’s fun (and lucky for us, sometimes even four-legged) characters. He snapped the shots below during the recent blizzard in New York City – swipe to see them all and give him a follow for more.
Shauna Wade – @so.shauna
Shauna is a travel, lifestyle and street photographer and a member of the Alpha Collective. She's the founder of the photography community @moodygrams, and her images come with her signature moody style that adds depth and layers to every scene she captures. She took this shot below and captioned it, "Shooting my first snow storm in New York, only makes me want to shoot another!" Give her a follow for more!
David Burnett – @davidburtnettfoto
David Burnett is an experienced photojournalist and a Sony Artisan Of Imagery. His Instagram account is an intriguing mixture of photos regarding political, world and local news along with culture, entertainment and sports. Give him a follow to see what he’s been covering lately! He snapped this shot of two photographer friends he saw while wandering in Washington D.C. with his camera.
Steven Irby – @stevesweatpants
Steven Irby is also a street photographer and member of the Alpha Collective. Based in New York City, he captures raw moments in the Big Apple in black and white. You can learn more about the gear he uses for his photography in his What’s In My Bag article. He took the snowy shot below in Brooklyn during a recent snowstorm.
Mike Meyers – @mmeyers76
Mike Meyers is a Chicago-based member of the Alpha Collective. His Instagram account boasts a colorful variety of street, cityscapes, astroscapes, landscapes and more. When some good snow finally hit the city this past week, he hit the streets to capture it! Swipe below to see the photos taken with his Sony α7R IV and a combination of the Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G Master, Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master and Sony 85mm f/1.8 lenses.