The weekend is finished too soon… but on the upside it means we continue with our Monday Masters weekly post. This time I had to pick a photographer and my fellow photogs Chris, Maria and Brook will hopefully join me in choosing a favourite image from this American Master of street photography.
Mark Cohen is best known for his innovative close-up street photography style. He’s been shooting on the streets of his neighbourhood and around the town for most of his life and is a perfect example of creative limitation in SP. All of his work is done with a wide lens and a flash gun that he holds in his hand. Cohen’s work relies a lot on chance as he shoots without looking at the viewfinder in order to properly frame the image. Even though I don’t agree with this kind of method I find his work haunting, beautiful, captivating, surreal and inspirational.
It may be one of the most recognisable pictures of Mark Cohen and amongst some truly amazing images I chose this photo. Its surreal, its in your face, its funny and mysterious, its a fleeting moment, a fraction of a second when the magic is captured for you to interpret as you wish and thats what street photography is all about.
If you want to learn more about Mark Cohen I advice you to jump to this Eric Kim’s article and check it out!
Thats it for now and roll on next Monday where another photography Master will be investigated, thank you for reading!