Street Photography :
David Ken’s great passion
David Ken has a particular affection for street photography, which he practices daily in the streets of his adopted city. Paris, with its shapes and lights, its emblematic settings and its spontaneous scenes, has become the photographer’s favorite playground. So much so that he released a book (now out of print), called “Facing Paris or the proposals of chance”, which compiles some of his most emblematic photos.
La Street Photographie,
à partir de 2 heure en tête-à-tête individuel dans Paris
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Une ou plusieurs journées pour découvrir certains de ses endroits préférés à Paris ou pour une formation sur l’éclairage Studio.
Street Photographer :
Or “Propositions of chance”"
Preamble: Street Photography can be defined as taking images in a public place, without staging or elaborate conditions. It is usually centered on humans, whether they are the main subject or whether their presence is simply implied.
Historical evolution allows us to distinguish two main trends in street photography. The first, played by Robert Doisneau or Henri Cartier-Bresson, tends to seize the moment to tell a story. The second, more contemporary, introduces a graphic dimension into the photos. Photographers like Saul Leiter, Allan Schaller or Phil Penman belong to this movement, which is characterized by a visual impact linked to the use of shapes, to the play of light… Humans are no longer the only subject: the photograph can be understood in a purely aesthetic way.
The fact remains that the street photographer, whatever the trend he is fond of, remains an attentive witness, an onlooker who is not really one, always on the lookout for the unusual or moving moment. David Ken, faithful to his vision of the ideal photo, tracks down this fleeting moment that he has always called with poetry and humility “the propositions of chance”.