“ Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban
by Cheri Lucas on August 24, 2012
This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Terence S. Jones of A Guy With a Camera. Read on for more about this week’s theme and his photography tips!
Urban. The idea behind urban photography is to photograph your city and the streets where you grew up as they are. Unlike the photoshopped pictures to which we are accustomed nowadays, urban photography presents a more direct, unaltered view of life. It is about documenting urban living space and how people adapt their environment to certain needs and vice versa. Urban photography shots provide cultural, social, economical, and ecological context all at once, and can capture social tension.
Think of urban photography as a complement to street photography—it provides the context in which street photography unfolds. “
Share a photo that means URBAN to you!
THE YAAN : I spend most of my time in a rural setting but I did grow up in the city of Sydney and I visit from time to time. Last year I spent a month in Sydney and across from a hotel in Darling Harbour were these multi storey buildings. It felt strange to have people’s lives piled one on top of another and directly opposite my own window space. At home, I have horses and birds and trees and a next door neighbour’s cottage someplace through the bushes.
I ‘m treating myself, with this challenge, to 12 more URBAN scenes from 2011. I shall include evidence of at least one city dweller in each of the following images. They live differently from those of us who live in the Countryside.
OTHER URBAN PHOTOBLOGGERS