Street Photography Documentary by Chris Weeks

Digital, featured, Film

Now i must admit, i haven’t heard of Chris Weeks before or actually seen any of his work (besides the photos shown in this documentary) but after watching this i see he definitely has the spirit of a Street Photographer.

I’m not sure how i missed this documentary actually, it looks like it came out a while back.

With all of my searching for info of Street Photography on the net, i would think i would’ve found this sooner.

In either case, here is some info on the Street Photography Documentary i’m talking about:

Back in 2006 I wrote a .pdf about purism and street photography and posted it on deviantart.com. I featured not only my own work but many of my street-shooting friends from all over the world.

Having wrote that it was always in the back of my mind that I wanted to update it. Yes, I could have written something yet I really wanted to do it with video. Until the Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 came about — and with the most recent firmware update — i couldn’t have achieved “the look” i wanted.

Over the course of two months this summer I enlisted the help of some friends to shoot … I dunno … the next volume or whatever this is.

In this video you’ll see my work and that of photographers Severin Koller, Frank Jackson and Mario Anzuoni, all with different perspectives for shooting street photography.

There are too many people to thank; please read the credits at the end of part three.

I hope you enjoy it. I know that I had an amazing time shooting and editing it.

Not only did i find this documentary inspiring but also very entertaining as i love to watch other street photographers work and speak on their techniques.

Without further delay, i’d like to share the 3 parts of the documentary from Vimeo here so everyone can see.

Looks like Chris chose to upload the documentary in parts himself (Lucky US!)

Take a look and feel free to comment on what you thought of it

Street Photography: Documenting the Human Condition – Part One of Three from Chris Weeks on Vimeo.

Street Photography: Documenting the Human Condition – Part Two of Three from Chris Weeks on Vimeo.

Street Photography: Documenting the Human Condition – Part Three of Three from Chris Weeks on Vimeo.

They also speak a bit about the performance of rangefinders and how great they are to be used in Street Photography 😉

Enjoy Everyone!

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