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Buying the Farm, Building a Subdivision – NYTimes.com
Buying the Farm, Building a Subdivision
Scott Strazzante thought he had a quick newspaper assignment photographing a farm in suburban Chicago. Instead, he spent the next 20 years documenting life there and on the suburban subdivision that replaced it.
Shooting from the Hip SF Style – SF: The Hip
Shooting from the Hip SF Style
Just like in Chicago, SF: The Hip will consist of a heavy dose of iPhone street photography mixed with my daily work at the San Francisco Chronicle and some occasional musings about the state of photojournalism.
a final thank you – Shooting from the Hip
a final thank you
After nearly 13 years, today is my final day as a staff photographer for my hometown paper, the Chicago Tribune.
embracing the cliche – Shooting from the Hip
embracing the cliche
At my day job, I need my work to appeal to a wide range of photographic IQs. But, with my street work, I guess I am aiming to please the photo literate and when, I make an image that is too popular, in a weird way, I don’t feel as good as when I make an image that only photographers like.
When Photos Lie: Sticking Up for Jalen Brunson
Link: When Photos Lie: Sticking Up for Jalen Brunson – Shooting from the Hip
I felt the image could be misconstrued, so, I decided that it would be reckless of me to transmit the photo and take a chance that someone who didn’t see the play unfold would think that Jalen Brunson was flipping off the crowd or officials. A photographer from the Peoria newspaper decided to send his version of the image and it was published online with the caption- “Jalen Brunson of Lincolnshire Stevenson makes a gesture to the Chicago Whitney Young crowd.” The Twitter-verse exploded. Brunson’s historic game was now just a side show to an online circus.
big boys basketball
my best photos of 2013
Link: my best photos of 2013 – Shooting from the Hip
As a newspaper photographer, each year takes a different path.
Link: Blindsided – Shooting from the Hip
I was assigned to photograph Dolores Pittman, a blind 67-year-old grandmother, as she spent the final days in what had been her home for the past 55 years in Cedar Lake, Indiana.
pittsburgh: walking on hallowed ground
Link: pittsburgh: walking on hallowed ground – Shooting from the Hip
Despite its yellow bridges, Pittsburgh is well-suited to black and white photography.
more of the same
Scott Strazzante on iPhone Street Photography
Link: PDNPulse » PDN Video Pick: Scott Strazzante on iPhone Street Photography
He sat down for a video interview with PDN at the Look3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia last month to explain the tools and techniques he uses to capture unguarded moments of everyday people on the streets of Chicago, New York and other cities
gaining (common) ground
Link: gaining (common) ground – Shooting from the Hip
Besides the Chicago Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup run, throughout the past month, my Common Ground personal project has been an almost constant thought in my head.
Kickstarter: Common Ground: The Book by Scott Strazzante
A conversation with Scott Strazzante about Common Ground
Link: A conversation with Scott Strazzante about Common Ground | dvafoto
The vast majority of my successful diptychs have come about when I just shoot without looking to match farm photos. Only two of the pairings were planned before hand. One was the aerial comparison and the other was shooting out of a second floor bedroom window in the Grabenhofer home to match a photo I had from the second floor of the Cagwin farmhouse. The rest happen when something I shoot on Cinnamon Court reminds me of a farm photo or I make an image that I really like and I pore through my farm negs looking for a match. I don’t really put much thought into the project as a whole when I am shooting at the subdivision. I photograph there like I do when I shoot any other assignment.
Scott Strazzante: Shooting from the Hip
Link: Scott Strazzante: Shooting from the Hip | NPPA
I no longer seek perfection; in fact, I embrace the flaws in mine and others’ photography. I seek out subtle images that allow me to linger and discover small surprises as I soak in an image’s content. However, as a daily newspaper photographer, I can’t get too caught up in my “art.” I strive to make images that are unique and creative but also accessible to all who view them.
Link: remembering jeanie – Shooting from the Hip
Almost a month ago, Joliet resident Jeanie Parker was murdered by her son, Charles McCullum, and her body was dumped in the Des Plaines River.
the bleeding Heart of Chicago
Link: the bleeding Heart of Chicago – Shooting from the Hip
This evening, I was sent to the Heart of Chicago neighborhood to photograph the aftermath of another senseless murder of a Chicago teen.
if it plays in peoria
Link: if it plays in peoria – Shooting from the Hip
I photographed the only Chicagoland team playing this weekend, Seton Academy, and Illini Central’s Class 1A championship win over Madison.
2012 best feature photos