This is Wide Aperture, a little corner in our main page where we get closer to experienced and talented photographer, shared after in the form of journal.
This is where this photographers, kindly, share their insight in a very direct way, straigth from behind the viewfinder.
This is where the XXI Century kicks in, blending the classic vintage work with the latest techniques and media, from unorthodox work to borderline street portraiture, always keeping in mind the most engaging unstaged and candid photos with a narrative we call Street Photography.
This week we kindly thank
Gilad Benari, a very talented photographer from Israel, willing to demystify his photography through our simple but concrete approach. How did you find street photography, and how do you describe your photographic style?
I'm more of a creative photographer, or rather a copywrite with a camera. Street photography is only a part of my work, and I find it best to capture ideas and people.How do you find your subjects?
First I decide on a location. The basic way to do that is to check the weather. If I see good clouds for photography I go on parks and landscape, and if the sky is "dead" I go urban and street.Secondly, when a location is decided I try and point at one fitting my state of mind. Busy or vacant to fit what I can reflect. Then, I simply take what I see and try to give it my "twist".Do you hit the streets with a first theme in mind, or it just flows?
As mentioned, no theme. I love taking it as it is and giving it my touch.What kind of equipment do you use, do you carry much gear? If you had to stick with one lens for the rest of your life, which would it be?
I carry my Iphone for everyday photography, which can be enough for creative photography, but when I plan on shooting I take my while bag with Canon 5D Mark II and all my lenses (big and small) which allows me to add thechniqual knowledge to enhance the ideas in my shots.Do you use hip-shots? Describe how you shoot from the hip?
I don't. I rarely shoot straight portraits since it's not a specific person that interest me, and more the concept I use them for.Who are your influences?
Mostly an Israeli photographer called Alex Liback.What drawns you to do photography in the streets?
Simply our everyday life happens there. You see the people and the scenes and give them you piece of mind through photography.Any top tip for the SP out there?
It's never the gear you use, it's only the amount of imagination you can share.
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