Contemporary street photographers: Lukas VasilikosStreet Photography WeekMore Like This
“I became a photographer because it’s the easiest way for me to tell things about myself. My view of coming into this world, living and eventually dying.” - Lukas Vasilikos
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” said Picasso. But what is art, what is reality, and what is the relationship between them? Does art help us to escape reality or force us to face it? I think it does both. Moreover art and reality could be interchangeable, mixed into sharp slices of everyday life. We can see it in the works of one the most interesting and original contemporary street photographers, Lukas Vasilikos. His images are visual proof that the world is a theater and men and women are merely actors playing their roles.
“The street is a field with endless possibilities, where surprises always hide behind the next corner. When
Cliche's in Street PhotographyStreet Photography WeekMore Like This
Street photography isn't about judgement, it is about visual impact. There is a tendency among some viewers to make hasty cliché presumptions about Street photography. Most of the major painters copied others at the early stages of their careers. Photographers photographing clichés is just a natural step in their development. Sometimes even the photographers do not know if their shot resembles another one. The journal "Similitude Street" is a perfect example where two different photographers' photos resemble each other in a very close way.
Clichés are not necessarily bad. It's the emotional element that turns mere cliches into works that are relevant and emotionally resonant.
It's this emotional aspect that breathes life into all work, cinematic, photographic, or what have you, no matter how many times they have been visited in the past.
The great themes in life never go out of fashion, after all. While our en