‘The Streets are my inspiration’ by Grace Brignolle

By on July 24, 2013

grace_brignolle_p_07_portrait Name: Grace Brignolle
Hometown: Ecuador, South America
Resides: NYC, USA
Profession: I owned a cleaning agency
Hobbies: I love to walk and take pictures
Hipstographer since: 2011
Year of Birth: 1961

Favorite Combo:  GSQUAD  +  Robusta 
Favorite Lens:  Loftus 
Favorite Film:  Sugar 
Favorite Flash: none

"I did not choose to become a street photographer; street photography chose me. Born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador, I moved to the US when I was 17. I developed an interest in photography ever since I took classes in college but the responsibilities of running a home and my own business kept me from pursuing it further. I rediscovered my passion two years ago when I was invited to attend a photowalk in Soho, NYC. I was astonished by what I had captured with my iPhone. Thus began my journey of documenting vibrant street scenes.

Because I work a lot, I tend to take pictures in the subway while going to and from work. Otherwise, I shoot with friends while participating in photo-walks. I capture candid moments by taking 10 to 15 shots of my subjects and pick the ones that really speak to me. I consider myself a stealth photographer because I like to pretend that I am either lost or looking for something I dropped on the ground in order to capture that perfect moment. Another secret? I carry a snack in the same hand as my iPhone in order to hide the device! The only time I ask for permission is when I shoot shoes, legs or dogs just because I have to get down on my knees and don't want to look creepy. People always respond positively because I compliment them or tell them that I am a photographer so they let me take all the shots that I want .

I currently participate in several photo walks organized by Instagram, Made in NY, and some photography workshops. There are a few locations that I love to go to, including Union Square Park, Washington Square Park, and Coney Island. Parades are also great places to take pictures. All of these locations provide unique scenarios, interesting crowds, and great ambiance to capture some amazing images."
Grace Brignolle

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  1. Dror Blumberg

    July 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    wonderful street photography. thank you.

    • Grace Brignolle

      July 27, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Thank you so much, I appreciate your support !!!

  2. Иван Маранов

    July 24, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Bravo, Grace!

    • Grace Brignolle

      July 27, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks for the love, I appreciate your support !!!!

  3. omar santamaria @omarsant69

    July 24, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    great images, greaat work

    • Grace Brignolle

      July 25, 2013 at 2:49 am

      I am glad that you like my work, it men’s a lot to me !!!!

  4. lee

    July 24, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    wonderful images! beautiful and inspiring, grace!

    • Grace brignolle

      July 25, 2013 at 2:52 am

      Thank you, it is an honored !!!!

  5. Grace Brignolle

    July 25, 2013 at 2:55 am

    I truly appreciate it, thank you !!!!

  6. kenan seven

    July 25, 2013 at 9:31 am

    succesfull work, interesting captures.. congrl..Grace. :)

    • Grace Brignolle

      July 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      My dear friend, Thanks for the support, i appreciate that !!!

  7. Cara Gallardo Weil

    July 27, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I love your work Grace!

  8. Grace Brignolle

    July 27, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Hey Cara, thanks for the love,I am honored !!!

  9. Brian Day

    March 10, 2015 at 1:42 am

    You know I’m a fan. Great work Grace!

    • Grace Brignolle

      March 10, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      Hi Brian
      I am so honored by your feedback, as you know I started on Flickr as a hobby, I never new that I could do any of this. Having said this , each one of you in some way contributed to the inspiration or knowledge I might have that was gathered up to create this and all my work. Thank you for your Feedback.
      Have an awesome day !!!

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