Photo captured inside the box
where the bulls get stuck waiting for fight and death at the bullring arena.
The supersaturation is
intentional and important in this composition. Pictures of Alex Webb (and
others who exploit oversaturation and contrast) are always a source of
This still reminds me of the discussion
on the definition of Street Phtography today. There are many who argue that overediting
shall not be done and the image should not change anything what our eyes see “really”
on the streets.
But we no longer live in the
golden age of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Today artists are radically redefining the
tradition of Street Photography. The genre was stagnating but now we face a new
dawn for Street Photography. Candid Street Shots can be in fact digitally
altered tableaux and a growing group of photographers are exploring
choreographed Street Photography.
While some purists still argue
that Street Photography must be made exclusively, surreptitiously, in absentia of
the subject’s authorization (not to modify the normal flow of events), others
are more tolerant and have a broader concept of the art. We need other ways of
I think that, even in pure candid
shots, reality is in some way also modified. Because the edges of the frame
separate two worlds (what is included and what is excluded), and it´s this separation
that creates the magical world of photography, and it turns out to be different
from what really happened.