JOSHUA K. JACKSON (@joshkjack)

JOSHUA K. JACKSON

📷 Fujifilm X Series 🚶 Follow me on the streets of London 📧 Let's work together: jdkjackson@gmail.com

http://www.joshkjack.com/

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You have to be ruthlessly critical of your own street photography. This is especially important at the selection stage of the proces i.e. choosing which images to edit. After all, you can't edit your way out of mediocrity
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I'm sharing some of my favourite images but now in the original aspect ratio of 2x3. This was one of the first night shots I took with an 85mm full frame equivalent lens. This focal length won't work on the streets for most people, but it's where I'm most at home
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“My favorite pictures have always been complex ones, pictures which ask questions and pose problems but leave the answers and solutions to the viewers. These are images with a long and evolving life, in which the photograph may transcend the subject and become the subject. Central to the strength of these images is photography’s most precious and unique quality, believability: that the moment preserved on paper is true and unaltered, that it really happened and will never happen again.” —Constantine Manos
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'You must have something to “say”. You must be brutally honest with yourself about this. Think about history, politics, science, literature, music, film, and anthropology. What affects does one discipline have over another? What makes “man” tick? Today, with everyone being able to easily make technically perfect photographs with a cell phone, you need to be an “author”. It is all about authorship, authorship and authorship. Many young photographers come to me and tell me their motivation for being a photographer is to “travel the world” or to “make a name” for themselves. Wrong answers in my opinion. Those are collateral incidentals or perhaps even the disadvantages of being a photographer. Without having tangible ideas, thoughts, feelings, and something almost “literary” to contribute to “the discussion”, today’s photographer will become lost in the sea of mediocrity. Photography is now clearly a language. As with any language, knowing how to spell and write a gramatically correct “sentence” is, of course, necessary. But, more importantly, today’s emerging photographers now must be “visual wordsmiths” with either a clear didactic or an esoteric imperitive. Be a poet, not a technical “writer”. Perhaps more simply put, find a heartfelt personal project. Give yourself the “assignment” you might dream someone would give you. Please remember, you and only you will control your destiny. Believe it, know it, say it.' —David Alan Harvey
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“If you have something to say and, even better, you have an innovative way of saying it, then opportunities are out there. I sense that photography is concerning itself with real issues again. For some time much of photography seemed to be about itself, and while this was fine, and interesting in some cases, it’s not what photography is really good at. Understand this by familiarising yourself with the rich and wonderful history of our medium. Be proud of it – what it has and what it can achieve. Don’t try and reinvent the wheel. Be inspired. Try and copy, if you like (because no one can). Find a subject you care about. Something that moves you. Something which stirs your rawest emotions. And then have patience.” —Mikhael Subotzky
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“Forget about the profession of being a photographer. First be a photographer and maybe the profession will come after. Don’t be in a rush to pay your rent with your camera. Jimi Hendrix didn’t decide on the career of professional musician when he learned to play guitar. No, he loved playing music and created something beautiful and that then became a profession. Larry Towell, for instance, was not a ‘professional’ photographer until he was already a ‘famous’ photographer. Make the pictures you feel compelled to make and perhaps that will lead to a career. But if you try to make the career first, you will just make shitty pictures that you don’t care about.” —Christopher Anderson
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Camera: Fujifilm X-T1 & XF 56mm
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"I believe photography – like many other things one does in life – is the exact expression of who you are at a given moment. Every time you compose and release the shutter, you give voice to your thoughts and opinions of the world around you. So other than the obvious patience (photography is a complex medium, a voice which requires time to develop), perseverance and the necessary humility when dealing with others, I would recommend working to become a more developed and informed individual, a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen. This will translate into a deeper more complex understanding of the world around you, and ultimately into richer and more meaningful photography." —Paolo Pellegrin, Member of Magnum Photos
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Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro 1 & XF 56mm
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Eye contact in candid street photos: yes or no? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
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Camera: Fujifilm X-T1 & XF 56mm
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Throwback to that time I first learned how to 'shoot from the hip' whilst using zone focus. I now rarely use this technique, but it really helped me to overcome 'the fear' of getting close #streetsacademy
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Camera: Fujifilm X100S Black
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Strength grows in the moments when you think you can't go on but you keep going anyway. —Unknown
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Camera: Fujifilm X-T1 and 56mm f/1.2
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I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new. –Ernst Haas
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Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and 56mm f/1.2
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Uh, damn right I like the life I live. Cause I went from negative to positive. —Biggie
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Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and 56mm f/1.2
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It's important to upgrade yourself before your gear. More advanced equipment is not the solution to problems with your photography ✌
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Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and 56mm f/1.2
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