No Flash Corner Goes Global

I started 2point8 nearly four years ago, while shooting No Flash Corner. Happy to see the concept has gone global, and that people are making really interesting photographs that are quite different than mine. My favorites belong to a flickr photographer named Fernando Cipriani, who shoots in Buenos Aries. He uploaded his take on naturally … Continue reading No Flash Corner Goes Global

How To: No Flash Corner

Here’s a map of “No Flash Corner“, a place I consistently photographed for a year. If you’re interested in a combination of extraordinary natural light and the serendipity of street photography, it can’t be beat. Trouble is, it’s seasonal, and extremely fickle. If it’s the slightest bit foggy, it’s just any other corner in the … Continue reading How To: No Flash Corner

Paul Nicklen on the Pleasures of Not Photographing

Before describing how a leopard seal tried to feed him live penguins, National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen spoke to Melissa Block on NPR about the pleasures of not photographing: “A lot of photographers see the world through their cameras. And I love these animals so much — I like to just sit there, and watch. … Continue reading Paul Nicklen on the Pleasures of Not Photographing

If You’re Not Going to Paris Photo…

…the Paris Photo site might be the next best thing. There’s something for everyone, including this amazing street shot from Allessandro Rizzi, who looks like he’s utilizing some of that classic “No Flash Corner” reflected light. (Or perhaps he’s DiCorcia-strobing it? Say it ain’t so.) © Allessandro Rizzi Similar reflected-light-in-China view by Rizzi here, in … Continue reading If You’re Not Going to Paris Photo…

Whileseated Vs. World’s Best Street Photography Robot

Pictures of my own from recognizable locations in San Francisco vs. Immersive Media’s Robotic Car Camera, via Google Street Views. Update: Aw heck this post’s images were eaten by a wordpress upgrade… Round 1: Google Whileseated Round 2: Google Whileseated Round 3: Google Whileseated Round 4: Google: Whileseated: That one’s from No Flash Corner, which … Continue reading Whileseated Vs. World’s Best Street Photography Robot

Ways of Working #6 (Masking)

You’re chicken. You’re frightened by the thought of having to ask strangers on the street for permission to take their photograph. Or asking just doesn’t fit your style. Perhaps your prefer candids, free of the recognition that the subject’s been caught by a camera lens. There are plenty of techniques for masking your intentions while … Continue reading Ways of Working #6 (Masking)

Ways of Working #4 (Repeatability)

Street photography is whatever you want it to be. You can be aimless and wander; you can bring your lights out onto the street and get pedestrians to sign model releases. Whatever works for you and your tastes. One approach that’s brought me some satisfaction is to have projects that are location specific and calendar-based … Continue reading Ways of Working #4 (Repeatability)

Magnum Korea – a 2point8 Reader’s Response

Editor’s Note from MDM: I’m pleased to offer this examination of Magnum’s current “Korea” project, from a friend of 2point8 who lives in Asia. This reader spent a fair bit of time considering Magnum’s project, inside and out, and I’m glad I can share their perspective with you here. While it may not be customary … Continue reading Magnum Korea – a 2point8 Reader’s Response

Overwriting from the New York Photo Festival

The foto8 crew ironed-out the technical difficulties and posted my (overwritten) write-up of Roger Ballen’s talk at the New York Photo Festival, “Midnight Mythologizing in Roger Ballen’s Shadow Chamber“. When I wrote it, I was being glib about Ballen ruining the programming by putting in such a great performance in the opening slot on Thursday. … Continue reading Overwriting from the New York Photo Festival