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Streetphotography or Streetsphotography?

Streetphotography or Streetsphotography?

What is photography on streets? Is it street photography? Then the term streetphotography is the right word. But is this correct? On the streets photography means photography on streets? Street and streets have a lot of meanings. For example: Street style ist not streets style. Streetphotograhy is the traditional word […]

by mike mahlke

Shadows of Streetphotography

Personal rights, decisive moment, right light? Go forward. I did it. I made a new series of photos called Shadows of Streetphotography. They show everything you need for good streetphotography. But it is more. It is street style and it is only possible thinking with frame. Every foot in the […]

Creative Streetphotography – the frame makes the photo

Creative Streetphotography – the frame makes the photo

Sometimes it is difficult. You have to look for personal rights. You must find unposed moments for real streetphotography and you want to go in the direction to fineart-streetphotography. And now? I use frames and I like the results. In my eyes this photo would be no good photo without […]

The Wupperart Museum

The Wupperart Museum

Must you go into a museum to see good photography? In earlier times it was necessary. Today we live in a world sharing information. And more and more information are shared with photos. In a first step rich offline-museums made a virtual drive-in. You see online a digital copy of […]

The decisive moment newly available

The decisive moment newly available

The Decisive Moment—originally called Images à la Sauvette—is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Cartier-Bresson’s best work from his early years. Published in 1952 by Simon and Schuster, New York, in collaboration with Editions Verve, Paris, it was lavishly embellished with a collage cover […]

Sebastião Salgado – From my land to the planet

Sebastião Salgado – From my land to the planet

Sebastiao Salgados self-biography is an interesting view on and in his life and in his way of thinking. Yes thinking! Salgado writes „photography is my life“ but we read more. Photography opened his mind and he discovered the connections of the world. Being on places we do not see normally […]

poetry of street - colors of cologne by mike mahlke

Trilogy of streetphotography

We live in a new time. More and more cameras – more and more photos. Streetphotography has new conditions: smaller cameras with digital technique more public photos means considering personal rights more visual possibilities with color, monochrome and filter Street21 – the streetphotography trilogy for this time is ready: 1. […]

by mike mahlke

Mahlke and the Zille factor in photography

Mike Mahlke is a photographer in germany. He likes unposed situations, streetphotography and documentary. But that´s not all. For him photography is a way of life. That means flow. He does not shot only in one way. Sometimes he likes the geometrical way of Cartier-Bresson. Other times he looks for […]

What means Wupperart?

What means Wupperart?

Art is a special way to do something. May be you want express your way to see or you want to express what you feel. Wupperart talks about my way to see in a special region. Pars pro toto! That means if you see the microcosmos you see the macrocosmos. […]

by mike mahlke

Sub is Top – Photography between Doug Rickard and Mike Mahlke

Streetphotography toady means using new digital techniques and a new view on color and structure. Using street views means framing reality. Doug Rickard  made a book „A new American picture“. You see colored reality of streets and people. But in the middle is not a person. In the middle is […]