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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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“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

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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...

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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...

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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...

Don’t get everyone to smile; otherwise you’ll end up with the same old family propaganda.” We are so conditioned to see photographs of people smiling in photographs- as that is how we typically get people to pose. In street photography, the photographs taken shouldn’t be posed. However if we ask our subjects to pose for us, a simple tip is to tell them not to smile. A nice line I got from Charlie Kirk is telling your subject, “Pretend like you’re getting your passport taken”.