Street Clichés I

Transient Eye

Barcelona Street Photography - Mark Moore

The first of a sequence of street photographs while I wait for the last batch of films to finish processing. They are part of an ongoing project for street photography in Barcelona.

Street photography is an odd genre, so wide, ill defined and extensively shot that it often feels like its own cliché. Keeping this in mind, this sequence will do its best to use high contrast black-and-white processing, and hackneyed techniques such as pointing at a poster and waiting for someone to walk past. To reinforce the modernity of the cliché, these are all shot with wide-angle (24 or 28mm equivalent) lenses and usually from a point no more than a meter or two from the subject.

Photographing people on the street is at once the easiest and the most difficult forms of photography for me. It is easy in the sense that Barcelona is rich in possibilities for images – both backgrounds and people…

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