There are many photogs on the street today; intrepid wanderers and investigators who are always on the lookout for the most recent Elbowtoe or Bortusk Leer or Deekers.
The affordability of camera technology and it’s rapid deployment have flooded us all with choices and variety of images we scarcely considered even a decade ago.
Compound that fact with a large pool of knowledgeable photographers who have a thirst for adventure, many of them with skills in other creative trades like fashion, theater, music, video, fine art, and even art history (egad!), and New York’s street art scene has to be one of the best covered and understood scenes today.
One way to shoot street art of course is to document it; that is to capture it and record it for posterity with an eye toward the historical. Another approach is to contextualize the art in a sociological or cultural milieu, to give it a greater sense of place in the family of man and it’s inter-relationships.
Truthfully, there are about 57 different approaches that I’ll list in that encyclopedia I’ve been working on.
One street art photographer whose work you may dig is Vincent Cornelli, who shoots with heart and with an artist’s eye. When you see the image, you also see the composition, the rhythm, and a bit of Vincent. Here are some of the great shots he got this weekend at the MBP Urban Arts Festival in Bushwick. Something about them gives you an additional understanding of what the day was like, and what it felt like to be there.
If you are Facebook, you can see more of Vinny’s pictures from the event HERE.
A multi-layered talent, Vincent has a multi-layered site HERE. Thanks to him for contributing his work.