Stephen Carroll, a freelance photographer from Reston, Virginia, specializes in artwork for book covers, with more than 400 (mostly novels) to his credit. They’re not just any book covers, though. His genius lies in creating film noir-like scenes, complete with desperate lovers, soaked T-shirts, smoking […]
My name is Eric Kim and I am a street photographer currently based in Los Angeles. As an undergraduate at UCLA, I studied Sociology and combined it with my passion for photography to make statements about society through street photography.
When I started street photography, I had a difficult time finding anything on the internet on the approach of street photography. I had questions in my mind like: “How do I take a photograph of a stranger without his/her permission and not get punched in the face?” “What should I be looking for when shooting on the streets?” “What makes a great street photograph?”
This blog was born out of my passion for street photography, and wanting to share the love and knowledge with others. About a year ago I got laid off my former job, which gave me the opportunity to travel the world and teach street photography workshops full-time to those wanting conquer their fear of shooting in the streets and what to be looking for when on the streets.
In the past I have done collaborations with Leica and Magnum and even taught an online university-level street photography course at UC Riverside Extension. In 2011, I was also one of the judges for the International London Street Photography Contest. I have also been interviewed by the BBC on the ethics of street photography. I have also collaborated with the Swedish Museum of Photography (Fotografiska), and the Leica stores in Tokyo, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur.
Some places I have taught street photography workshops include Beirut, Seoul, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Berlin, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Sydney, Melbourne, Zurich, London, Toronto, Mumbai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Kota Kinabalu. Some of my work has been exhibited in Los Angeles at the Leica stores in Seoul, Singapore, and Melbourne (and more to come!)
I put my heart and soul into this blog, and I hope you share the same passion that I do. I try my best to update the blog with tips about street photography as well as hosting inspirational street photographers from all around the globe. Not only that, but I have a huge emphasis on community, because it is about you guys, not myself.
Feel free to check out the blog and start here if you are a newbie just starting off. Don’t forget to join the party on Facebook and share your work and opinions with one another. I am also quite active on Twitter, where you can always get great street photography buzz or contact me. You can see more of my work on my portfolio page.
Peace and love,
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