Street photography has always heavily influenced my work. I love how street photographers are able to take great pictures of the seemingly mundane, and how they constantly adapt to changing conditions, using these conditions to their advantage. When you head out onto the street, you have no idea what you will encounter. It frees the mind and allows you to imagine a day with endless possibilities.
I approach a wedding day in much the same way – looking for original compositions, beautiful light, and keeping an open mind to the day’s events. By doing so it’s helped kept things fresh, and has just reinforced how important street photography, and these trips, have become.
Kristian’s website: London Wedding Photographer[/cosmo_one_half] [cosmo_one_half_last]
The human spirit intrigues me; I find people fascinating. Uncovering and expressing the mysterious in the humdrum of life yields constant inspiration. Beauty exists in every moment, waiting to be discovered. Street photography offers the opportunity to do so in an organic, unfolding manner.
By day, I’m a destination wedding photographer. Having been a graphic designer, my eye is trained for – and takes delight in – layered, considered composition. My work is geometric, dynamic and emotive. Form must be partnered with emotion and truth, however, and I endeavour to combine these in all aspects of my work.
Ross’s website: Destination Wedding Photographer[/cosmo_one_half_last] [cosmo_one_half]
From owning a compact 35mm film camera as a boy to shooting today with an iphone, my obsession with taking pictures never wanes. I love shooting and sharing images.
I have a passion for photographing interaction between people, places and light. I approach wedding photography similarly to street photography, and feel privileged to be able to document a couples’ special day the way I see it. Street photography has always appealed to me with the element of surprise it brings, normally a solitary pleasure that has been enhanced by being in the presence of the 8st. collective which only quantifies my enthusiasm through shared expression.
Stephen’s website: Wedding Photographer in Kent[/cosmo_one_half] [cosmo_one_half_last]
I enjoy street photography and I try to include some aspects also in my wedding photography work. I enjoy the unexpected aspect of street photography; you never know what you will find on the day and what you will end up with. I look forward to get better in this style and keep learning.
Joining the 8 Street collective has been a rare and exciting experience. Sharing experiences, shooting with other photographers and critiquing each other’s work is an enriching experience. I have learnt so much from each of the other collective members and created strong friendships. I already look forward to our next trip later this year.
Alexis’s website: Berkshire Wedding Photographer[/cosmo_one_half_last] [cosmo_one_half]
My passion for street shooting has been building for the last few years. Working in digital or film, I love to head out for the day looking for unexpected moments. I believe it is one of the most difficult styles of photography, but also one of the most rewarding.
I have been lucky enough to travel to various counties in pursuit of my street photography, and can not wait to visit many more with the 8 street collective, I have already learnt so much in a short period of time from an amazing set of friends.
Adam’s website: Cheshire Wedding Photographer[/cosmo_one_half] [cosmo_one_half_last]
As a young boy I was dandled on the knees of paupers and kings, flapper girls and captains of industry. In recent times dandling seems to have gone out of fashion somewhat, along with sock suspenders and the term cat burglar – which would in my day denote the soft passage of a mustachioed thief in Chinese gentlemen’s slippers and a dark polo neck scaling down drainpipes with pocketsful of rare and beautiful jewels. But I digress.
All that’s to say is that perhaps then this lost art of dandling is why I take photos. A photograph is a biography of a moment, and each photo we take is an attempt to stop those moments from sliding into obscurity. (Just like the soft staticky cling of a flapper’s stockinged knee, for example.) And seeing as even bad photos take on a kind of magic over time, you know, why not take good ones?
Nick’s website: London Documentary Wedding Photographer[/cosmo_one_half_last] [cosmo_one_half]
I have always documented my life with photographs rather than words, and am fascinated by photographs that document a time or place I have not been fortunate enough to experience. I love to photograph people in candid, natural situations.
This led to an interest in street photography, capturing people going about their lives while I was travelling. However, before our Paris trip I’ve never dedicated any significant periods of time to this art and was excited to do so. It was an amazing and incredibly difficult experience but one I learnt a huge amount from. I can already see the difference shooting street has made in my wedding work.
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I’m a creative wedding photographer based in Kent. I shoot weddings all over the UK, Europe and beyond and consider myself extremely lucky to do a job I love so much.
Street Photography for me is all about finding beauty in the mundane. Having very little control of the subject forces me to work hard to find great light and interesting compositions. Working as part of the 8street collective has been an incredible experience. Our Paris trip was a real eye opener – having the opportunity to work alongside some truly excellent photographers and share ideas, constructive criticism and shooting styles in an honest, open and friendly environment.
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There are many parallels between street photography and wedding photography; observing people and their interaction with not only each other but the world around them are key elements to both. Whilst I am fortunate enough to be granted creative license by the couples who commission me to document their weddings, ultimately I am shooting for them, and with certain time constraints placed upon me. Street photography allows me to use the same creative thought process I use in my day job, but with no time constraints and no brief.
Shooting with The 8 Street was an immersive and exhilarating experience; their wealth of talent, sheer enthusiasm and willingness to share made the Istanbul trip such an enjoyable experience. Walking the streets alone or in the company of others, camera in hand, never knowing what is just around the corner- literally and metaphorically – is what makes street photography so absorbing and the perfect counterbalance to wedding photography.
Lyndsey’s website: London Wedding Photographer[/cosmo_one_half] [cosmo_one_half_last]
Street photography allows me to experience the world in a completely different way and I take great pleasure in traveling, and learning about the diversity of the world’s cultures. Engaging with the streets is something I always try to do and I used to think I bought the camera along to the streets, but in fact it’s the camera that takes me. I would never experience these places without the camera.
Searching and waiting for a moment to come, where the light, lines and subject all beautifully connect in a fleeting moment.. all captured and stored on camera. A feeling so addictive that my need for adventure to experience something raw, real and unique is satisfied briefly, only leaving me wanting more.
Being invited to be a member of the 8 street collective is something I’m very proud of; being surrounded by such great talent really pushes each one of us to excel and I’m excited by the impact it will have on my wedding photography.
Sachin’s website: Vancouver Wedding Photographer[/cosmo_one_half_last]