STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
by
RUUD LEEUW


My focus in photography, and in general interests, shifts and wanders.. A few years ago, around 2012 I became more interested in photography's 'greats' and found myself more frequently visiting photo exhibitions and buying photobooks.
Photographers such as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Robert Frank, John Margolies, Arnold Newman, Anton Corbijn, Steve McCurry, Werner Bischof, Annie Leibovitz, Marc Riboud, etc., took my interest. Photobooks were bought and in subsequent years I started actively collecting 'art' photobooks.
I found myself less interested in portraits and landscapes and gradually my interest was steered to photojournalism and streetphotography. Or maybe the term 'humanist photographer' is best applied here.

In the last two years streetphotography began to take up a large portion of my travel photography. In 2016 I bought a Fujifilm X100T camera for dedicated 'streetphotography'. Soon replaced by a Panasonic Lumix G (DMC-GX80) and in 2020 I bought a secondhand Leica Q (and compare it with the Pana).
Perhaps the title of 'Humanist Photography' (wikipedia) is more appropriate to my work.
The images were/are shared on my travel pages, Blog and Flickr & Facebook accounts.
In Sep.2016 I started a B&W streetphotography page, followed in August 2020 by colour work on that subject.
Again followed by Photographers & musicians (street) in March 2021.

"There is nothing in the world that does not have a decisive moment" -Henri Cartier-Bresson
"Seeing is the paradise of the soul" -Pietro Spanno, eye doctor, elected Pope in 1276
"The basic belief in art, is the basic belief in the goodness of mankind" -Vladimir Nabakov

"The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world picturesque." -Susan Sontag, 1977

In Sep.2021 I bought a Leica M-P (Typ 240) to experience Leica rangefinder photography.

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY (B&W) | STREETS IN COLOUR | EARLY YEARS | PHOTOGRAPHERS & MUSICIANS

BLOEMENCORSO BOLLENSTREEK 2022
Bloemencorso Bollenstreek 2022
CANON EOS R6 (+EF 16-35/L) | LISSE, 23APR22


[More images on MyBlog_2022Q2]

CARS ON WATER
Cars in the Amsterdam canal, Prinsengracht.
CANON S120 | AMSTERDAM, 13APR2022

KEUKENHOF
Keukenhof, 12Apr2022
LEICA M10 (+SUMMICRON 35MM/F2) | LISSE, 12APR22

Keukenhof, 12Apr2022
PANASONIC FZ1000 II | LISSE, 12APR22

DOKKUM, FRIESLAND
Dokkum
LEICA M10 (+SUMMICRON 35MM/F2) | 07APR22

IL CARNEVALE 2022, VENEZIA
Il Carnevale 2022, Venezia, Italia
CANON EOS R6 w/ CANON 24-105/f4 L II

Il Carnevale 2022, Venezia, Italia
CANON EOS R6 w/ CANON 24-105/f4 L II

Il Carnevale 2022, Venezia, Italia
CANON EOS R6 w/ CANON 24-105/f4 L II
FOR MORE SEE IL CARNEVALE FEB.2022

SPRINGTIME
Hilversum, springtime
PANASONIC GX80 | HILVERSUM, 11MAR22

#CITIESWITHUKRAINE
#CitiesWithUkraine, 12Mar22
CANON EOS R6 | HAARLEMMERMEER, 12MAR22

SLAVA UKRAINI!
Slava_Ukraini_
Demonstration at the Dam War Memorial (@Amsterdam) in support of Ukraine, in protest against Russian invasion

Slava Ukraini!

Slava Ukraini!

Slava Ukraini!
Protest against Putin's war | Slava Ukraini!

Slava Ukraini!
CANON EOS R6 | AMSTERDAM, 27FEB22

LITTLE CHAIR
Work in progress
iPHONE 11 | 01FEB22

COVID PROTEST
Covid protest
iPHONE 11 | 29JAN22

First visit abroad 2022, even if only just across the border
Leuven jan.2022

Leuven jan.2022

Leuven jan.2022
LEICA Q2 | LEUVEN (BE), 19JAN22

Leuve 19Jan22
iPHONE 11 | LEUVEN (BE), 19JAN22

CROSSING THE STREET
Crossing the street: streetphotography

Crossing the street: streetphotography
PANASONIC FZ1000 II | HAARLEM, 09JAN2022

Lockdown during Covid pandemic
During lockdown due Covid pandemic
CANON S120 | 12JAN22

Merry Christmas, face the pandemic with a smile!

First result with the new Panasonic FZ1000 II | 18Dec21

GENOA, ITALY

Genova, Italia 10-2021
Sony RX10 IV | Oct.2021

Genova, Italia 10-2021
Sony RX10 IV | Oct.2021

Genova, Italia 10-2021
Leica M-P (Typ240) | Oct.2021 (#OnReading)
My Genoa travelogue

 

"Street photography, also sometimes called candid photography, is photography conducted for art or enquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places. Although there is a difference between street and candid photography, it is usually subtle with most street photography being candid in nature and some candid photography being classifiable as street photography.

Street photography does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. Though people usually feature directly, street photography might be absent of people and can be of an object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character in facsimile or aesthetic.

The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world "picturesque. -Susan Sontag, 1977

The street photographer can be seen as an extension of the flâneur, an observer of the streets (who was often a writer or artist).
Framing and timing can be key aspects of the craft with the aim of some street photography being to create images at a decisive or poignant moment." ¬Source: Wikipedia.

DORDRECHT (ZUID HOLLAND, NL)
Dordrecht, the Netherlands
Leica M-P Typ240 | Oct. 2021

Dordrecht, the Netherlands
Leica M-P Typ240 | Oct. 2021

PARIS, FRANCE
Montparnasse, Paris
Sony RX10M4 | Sep.2021

Paris Revoir, HCB in Musée Carnavalet (Paris) 2021
Leica Q2 | Sep.2021

PARIS 2021 TRAVELOGUE

A summer's day in HEUSDEN (Noord Brabant,NL)
S summer's day in Heusden
iPhone 11 | 28Jul21
"The best camera in the world is the one that's with you."

Pirates on leave (in Covid days)
Naarden-Vesting

Cool 'guys' ..
Naarden-Vesting
Canon EOS R | Naarden-Vesting, 24Jul21

Inspired by William Eggleston
Inspired by William Eggleston
Samsung Galaxy S8 | 14Jul21

Matching colours
Rhyming colours
Nikon P950 | Helmond, NL (07Jul21)

Colourful
Colourful
Sony RX10M4 | Nieuw-Vennep, june 2021

ANTIQUES MARKET
Antiques @DeDreef (Haarlem)
Crowned!

Antiques @DeDreef (Haarlem)


You wouldn't think SARS-CoV-19 measures were still in place..
Antiques @DeDreef (Haarlem)
SONY RX10M4 | HAARLEM june 2021


SUMMER COUNTRY ESTATE VELSERBEEK (24MAR21)
Summer country estate Velserbeek (IJmuiden, Holland)

SUMMER COUNTRY ESTATE BEECKESTIJN
Buitenplaats Beeckestijn
Keeping 1.5m distance, doing a dance (I think )

Buitenplaats Beeckestijn
Spring is in the air, nice to feel the increasing warmth of the sun

Buitenplaats Beeckestijn
Quiet contemplation

These summer country estates are a good place to loose the crowds and go for a walk in these Covid-19 lockdown days.
Well preserved and an oasis of peace and quiet in the busy Randstad area.
At the lunchroom ('brasserie') we rounded the walk off with coffees and sweets. Nice!

SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

Walk in the park
Sunny, but being Feb.21st quite chilly.

Walk in the park
Nikon P950 Coolpix

School project, biology - due to Corona lockdown there's online schooling, projects go on video.
Schoolproject
Leica Q2 (Feb.2021)

WINTER IN HOLLAND, FEB.2021
The Dutch on Ice
After the heavy snowfall we had a week of severe frost, creating 3 perfect days for iceskating. That ended 15Feb21.

The Dutch on Ice
A new generation was made enthusiastic for ice skating.
Nikon Coolpix P950


CUTTING THE WILLOWS
NOORD-HOLLAND
EOS 6D2, 24-105/F4 MK.2


ZAANSE SCHANS - 09FEB21
Zaanse Schans
Albert Heijn museum, started in 1887.
DIRK (Dirk van de Broek, 1948) does not have a museum, afaik.

Zaanse Schans (NL)
Sony RX10M4

More photos of my Zaanse Schans visit on Flickr.com

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 2020 UNDER COVID-19 PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN


Christmas 2020 in pandemic lockdown

X-mas 2020 Covid-19  lockdown
Social distancing 1.5m while in queue for 'Oliebollen & Appelflappen'.

X-mas 2020 Covid-19  lockdown
The Lone Rider


Leica Q streetphotography
Leica Q (30Dec)


 

THE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, DURING CORONA LOCKDOWN (29NOV20)

Corona lockdown: avoid crowds
'Probeer Drukte Te Vermijden' (EN: 'Try To Avoid Crowds')

Inspired by Edward Hopper's NIGHTHAWKS-
Inspired by Hopper's NIGHTHAWKS

 


Amsterdam, Oosterpark
Amsterdam, Oosterpark (-23Oct20)

Amsterdam
Amsterdam: conversation in Corona (Covid-19) times..

Amsterdam, Dappermarkt
Amsterdam, Dappermarkt (23Oct20)

Amsterdam, Javaplein
Amsterdam, Javaplein (all the above were taken with my Nikon P950, 23Oct20)

Vijzelstraat, Amsterdam (07Aug20)
Vijzelstraat, Amsterdam (07Aug20) - Leica Q (Typ116)

Bakery 'De Laatste Kruimel', Amsterdam (07Aug20)
Bakery 'De Laatste Kruimel', Amsterdam (07Aug20) - Leica Q (Typ116)


 

VENICE 2020
Venice, 2020
Burano, Venice

Venice, 2020
My travelreport VENICE 2020

Venice, 2020

 

INDIA 2009

India
Scene beside the road, driving past while en route Jaipur to Agra
[My INDIA 2009 REPORT]

JAISALMER
India 2009
EOS 40D | JANUARY 2008

 

 

ITALY(2008)

Streetphotography by Ruud Leeuw, Italy
PISTOIA - EOS 40D

PISTOIA, ITALY [My ITALY 2008 REPORT]
Streetphotography by Ruud Leeuw, Italy
EOS 40D | 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Created: 08-Aug-2020