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 april 2005

Markus Hartel

Street Photography

     Markus Hartel is a German graphic designer living in New York. He started taking photographs in the streets of Manhattan about two years ago - enjoying taking photographs of strangers. He studied the masters of street photography in order to perfect his craft. Markus always carries a camera to document life in the urban jungle.
     What is street photography? - a reflection of every day life; real, unaltered impressions of public places. Places that everybody visits every day - the street where you live, the parking lot of your favorite grocery store, the subway. Street photographers document the truth - take candid pictures of things that you don't notice in your daily grind.
     Street photography involves attention to detail - the photographer pays attention to scenes, moments that you only recognize subconcious. The camera is an unobstrusive extension of the eye in any given situation. Oftentimes street photographers take pictures 'they feel' - the photographer happens to be there and captures the mood in a fraction of a second. He freezes a moment that you will forget in the same amount of time...
     Now, take your time and enjoy Markus Hartel's envision of every day life.

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