‘Cinéma Vérité’ by Jose J. Lang-Lenton

By on September 25, 2014
Curating by: Matthew Wylie

"J.J was the first street photographer I came across on Oggl more than a year ago. Immediately, I was both enthralled and inspired by his work. From far ranging subject shots to close-up candid street photography, his work has such a cinematic appeal to it and I’m honoured to have the opportunity of sharing this portfolio with others in the community who may not know of his work."
Matthew Wylie


jose_j_lang_lenton_p1_portraitNom: Jose J. Lang-Lenton
Ville natale: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Résidence: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Profession: Economiste
Hobbies: La musique et la photo
Hipstographer depuis: 2012
Date de naissance: 1974

Favorite Combo:  John S  +  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Favorite Lens:  John S 
Favorite Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Favorite Flash: Never use it

"Sharing photos on the web is how I learned everything I know about photography and the app related culture in mobile photography. As a visual artist, I have always been interested in cinema. I have had a strong enthusiasm for film since I was a teenager – with this uncontrollable need to see every film I could. As such, I developed a passion for many filmmakers, especially those from the classic Hollywood era and the more art-oriented Europeans from the 50s and 60s. My interests in black and white photography have a strong relation to my love of these films, and Hipstamatic plays a huge role in letting me achieve the mood and aesthetic that I am so keen of. Nowadays, I rarely see a movie, but I take photos almost every day. I like everything about photography, but it has only been in the last year that I discovered street photography. The uncertainty I feel every time I go out shooting is thrilling and not knowing what I will discover or where will I end my walks is inspiring. The best part of all this is being out on the streets, meeting people and their stories or just observing urban life. There is a strange beauty in candid pictures that is difficult for me to explain, but it is what matters to me and is why I do what I do with the camera these days."
Jose J. Lang-Lenton


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