Street Screengrabs, from Film

This screengrab from Charles Burnett’s “Killer of Sheep” has me wondering how many candid or near-candid moments in cinema would make great street pictures. This one’s not so street, but it’s around the corner, near Meatyard.


Saw this still in the Times, who had a great piece on the film, last week. I pulled both captures from the unrestored version.

The scenes with children in Killer of Sheep remind me of another favorite, George Washington, which is something the Voice picked-up on too, this week, though Slant beat them to it.

Someone could start a blog that aggregates great street photography consisting entirely of screen grabs from film, I bet.


6 thoughts on “Street Screengrabs, from Film”

  1. Or, street photography by grabbing shots from surveillance cameras; lots of decisive moments happening each and every day, that would otherwise get lost.

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