From the Street Photography Picture Vault
Strong set of street images Stella and, as someone whose insta feed also has a mix of collage and street work (@ftwentytwo), I would love to see more of your street work. Would be interesting to further explore the links between 'street' work and collage - certainly, as you say, both benefit from time to 'marinate' and view with fresh eyes prior to posting (or deleting!). I ask the same question of my street work as my collage - looks nice but does it actually say anything new beyond a random selection of people on the street / a random set of collaged images, aesthetically pleasing perhaps but each lacking in a decisive moment. A collage 'of' nice images, a photograph 'of' people on the street neither of which says anything new 'about' those things.
Stella, I love these! I kept coming back to the staircase one... and realised on my third look at it that it ISN'T a staircase, but a mural OF one - goodness me, you caught the people at exactly the right moment to convince me that they were about to climb it. Awesome!
I love them all, but aside from the staircase one my other two favourites are the boy in the bubble and orange balloon meets orange-dressed lady. I don't write fiction but gosh, these are super writing prompts... you might have even tempted me to dip a toe into THAT water...! 👀
Nice series Stella. These are quite striking. My fav is the stairs for the angle and colors. Then i read Rebeccas comment about it being a mural and i had to return to see. Love it even more. And one point you made about returning to edit with fresh eyes is so true. I learned way back that editing as soon as i picked up the film was not the best time to edit. Unless i had a deadline to meet, i would wait days before editing my personal road trip images. And like you mention, dont start deleting images until you are sure, absolutely sure! My reason was an image that is not strong on its own, might have ingredients that compliment a different composite. Thanks for sharing.