Remember when it comes to street photography, not every one of your shots are going to be good. You are going to take a lot of crappy photos...

Remember when it comes to street photography, not every one of your shots are going to be good. You are going to take a lot of crappy photos...

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“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for a...

“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for a...

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“Part of the role of photography is to exaggerate”… Martin Parr  He elaborates in another interview:  “With photography, I like to create fiction out of reality. I try and do this by taking society’s natural prejudice and giving this a twist.”

“Part of the role of photography is to exaggerate”… Martin Parr He elaborates in another interview: “With photography, I like to create fiction out of reality. I try and do this by taking society’s natural prejudice and giving this a twist.”

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I go straight in very close to people and I do that because it’s the only way you can get the picture. You go right up to them. Even now, I don’t find it easy. I don’t announce it. I pretend to be focusing elsewhere. If you take someone’s photograph it is very difficult not to look at them just after. But it’s the one thing that gives the game away. I don’t try and hide what I’m doing – that would be folly. – Martin Parr – British Journal of Photography interview, 1989

I go straight in very close to people and I do that because it’s the only way you can get the picture. You go right up to them. Even now, I don’t find it easy. I don’t announce it. I pretend to be focusing elsewhere. If you take someone’s photograph it is very difficult not to look at them just after. But it’s the one thing that gives the game away. I don’t try and hide what I’m doing – that would be folly. – Martin Parr – British Journal of Photography interview, 1989

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In a recent interview, one of the attendees asked if he could give one piece of advice to aspiring photographers. Put simply he said, “Find the extraordinary in the ordinary”.

In a recent interview, one of the attendees asked if he could give one piece of advice to aspiring photographers. Put simply he said, “Find the extraordinary in the ordinary”.

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Martin Parr’s photography is incredibly unique- and I best heard in an interview about his work that goes something like: “When looking at M...

Martin Parr’s photography is incredibly unique- and I best heard in an interview about his work that goes something like: “When looking at M...

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Recently someone asked Martin Parr in an interview about what his favorite photograph was. He simply responded by saying that it was a ridic...

Recently someone asked Martin Parr in an interview about what his favorite photograph was. He simply responded by saying that it was a ridic...

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