This week on Hit The Streets, I invited my good friend, photographer, author and podcaster extraordinaire: Ibarionex Perello. Enjoy!Read More
This week, my guest is Jared Kamrowski, founder of The Thrifty Traveler,. Jared shares valuable tips to make your dream trip come true just a little faster. Enjoy!Read More
This week I invited my good friend Bjorn Moerman on the show. The idea for the topic of the show came about when we met in Paris last spring and started sharing the dumbest things we’ve done as photographers.
A few weeks ago I reached out to you, the audience, to share your experiences as well and that’s what we talk about today!Read More
This week on Hit The Streets, guest co-host Jens Krauer and I answer listener questions about personal projects and spot metering. We also give the names of the winners of the last challenge and announce the new one.
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Guest co-host: Jens Krauer
Jens Krauer is a passionate street and documentary photographer based in Zürich Switzerland. Official Fujifilm X-Photographer, workshop leader and vinyl collector with a strong background in urban culture and street art.
And the winners are...
Tracy Habenicht and Achim Soelter
Next photo challenge: EMOTIONS
Capture emotions in every sense of the term. Listen to the guideline on the show and enter your best shot before November 23. Good luck!
I just launched the Hit The Streets Worldwide Photowalks! Today on this special episode, global admin team members Ryan Katsanes and Ruven Gotz join me to tall you all about this new adventure.Read More
In this episode of Hit The Streets, the tables are turned and Valerie is the guest on Alec's show! She talks about her new book, Street Photography - Creative Vision Behind the Lens and answers when, why and how the project became a reality.Read More
In this new Photo Faves segment, Italian photographer Ugo Cei tells us about his favorite gear, accessories, books, etc.
Ugo Cei is a fine-art travel and landscape photographer from Italy. If you were to ask him what he does, he would say that he is an educator who helps photography enthusiasts sharpen their skills, so that they can take amazing pictures.
He does this in various ways. First of all, by providing a wealth of free content on his website and on various other online publications.
He leads photography tours and workshops to some cool destinations, including Venice, the Cinque Terre, Greece, and Oman.
He co-hosts and publishes a weekly podcast about travel photography, The Traveling Image Makers. Every week, they pick the brains of famous and not-so-famous travel photographers to learn what it means to travel for the love of photography and photograph for the love of travel.
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This week Seattle based photographer David Julian talks about the experience of photographing Burning Man.Read More
This week is a new Q&A and Photo Challenge episode. My guest co-host, Mel Rolleri and I answer listener questions, give the names of the winners of the last challenge and announce a new one!Read More
Thanks to Fujifilm North America I just had the great pleasure to spend a few days documenting the work of Joshua Coombes, the founder of #DoSomethingForNothing, on the streets of New York City. It was an incredible experience and definitely the most important photographs I've ever taken.
Who is Joshua Coombes?
Josh is a young hairstylist from London who started giving free haircuts to homeless people during his time off, in an attempt to brighten up their day. The project, known as #DoSomethingForNothing, soon became his mission and he has been traveling to major cities around the world to touch lives, one person at a time.
Josh and I have known each other online ever since he started his project 2 years ago. We’ve been following each other’s work, determined that one day our paths would cross, and I would have the opportunity to tell his story through my lens. Thanks to the support of Fujifilm North America, who brought us together on the streets of New York City for 4 days last week, we finally made it happen!
We hit the ground running as soon as I landed on Tuesday afternoon. Josh had arrived from the U.K. a couple of days earlier. I couldn’t wait to meet Josh and start documenting his work. My X100F was loaded and ready to capture compassion and hope.
Over the following four days on the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn, we met people from all different backgrounds. Homelessness can happen to anyone at any time. White or black, young or old, misfortune and adversity don’t discriminate.
Working with my Fujifilm X100F was the perfect choice for this project. The 23mm focal length allowed me to be physically close, while its small size and silent shutter made it unobtrusive and non intimidating.
Every subject agreed to be photographed, but I didn’t start shooting right away, and Josh didn’t start cutting hair immediately either. Our first role was to listen, wipe tears and give hugs. We were always rewarded by the brightest smiles in the end!
What’s next for Josh? He obviously found his calling. As he recently wrote on Instagram: “This isn’t charity, it’s connection. It’s keeping all doors open to listen to others and learn.” I want to do all I can to support him in his mission to bring smiles in our challenging world, one haircut at a time. By doing so and sharing his experience, he is influencing others to also Do Something For Nothing, whatever that may be.
As for me, this project was life changing. I’ve been wanting to work on a humanitarian project for quite a while, and this is the perfect fit. Josh and I work well as a team, and the images I collected were definitely the most important photographs I’ve ever shot.
We wish to keep working together whenever possible to document other stories in other cities, to raise awareness and share the love. We are planning to write an ebook #DoSomethingForNothing in NYC in the next few months to raise funds to help Josh keep doing what he does with so much passion. We also want to show the recent photo documentary in galleries.
Below are a few of the beautiful souls we met on the street of NYC last week. This is a sneak peek! More photographs with their stories will be included in the ebook. To be notified of its release, please sign up to my mailing list.
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Here are some of the photographs I captured of #DoSomethingForNothing in NTC with my X100F:
Below are some of the before & after iPhone shot that Josh shares daily on Instagram: