The Hipstography Awards 2013 – Nominees for Street Photography of the Year

By on February 1, 2014

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Voting for this category will end on Monday February 3rd.


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Photo by Clif Wright

Lens:  Wonder 
Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Flash: off


"I'd been lurking around this wall in downtown Austin off and on for several months waiting for the right scene to come along. After an afternoon of shooting I was about to pack it in when I saw this fellow from a couple of blocks away. I ran across the street, positioned myself and a few minutes later he walked by enveloped in his device."
Clif Wright


Photo by Markus Andersen

Lens:  Watts 
Film:  US1776 
Flash: off


"The image was shot in Chatswood, a suburb on the north shore of Sydney. This area is busy with construction as it is being redeveloped with apartment buildings. It allows for good street photography as it has a myriad of dark recessed shadows and is awash with bright afternoon light.

I was not looking for an image, just walking slowly from the train station when I noticed a small woman enveloped in the shadows of the tall buildings. The lady was wearing a very large hat and was in an animated conversion with herself. As she began to emerge from the shadows and passed in front of a massive worksite I noticed a geometric composition forming; layers of buildings and the smooth site wall combined with the organic form of the subject. As the woman passed into my frame the hard mid-afternoon light struck and she began to raise a hand to shield her eyes and it was at at this moment I exposed a single frame.

In addition, the use US1776 film & Watts lens added to the image, as the enhanced grain and film style tonality gave necessary grit to the image."
Markus Andersen


Photo by David Norbut

Lens:  John S 
Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Flash: off


"I am drawn to capturing the raw beauty in the people I meet and the environments surrounding us."
David Norbut.


Photo by Nicola Casamassima

Lens:  Matty ALN 
Film:  US1776 
Flash: off


"Usually I go around the city, wherever I am each day, and take pictures with my iPhone. Today I happened to meet a group of South American priests visiting my home town Bologna. These priests were really enthusiastic about their holiday. I love photographing ordinary people much more than famous people."
Nicola Casamassima


Photo by David Brown

Lens:  Madalena 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash: off


"I like to take photos of people, as up close and personal as they will permit. The San Francisco Pride Parade (SF Pride) is one place where people are totally uninhibited, express themselves in very creative ways, and want to be photographed. Instead of photographing the actual parade, I go to the staging area where each group is waiting their turn to participate. This allows me to approach individuals and groups to see if they are open to be photographed. I seldom get turned down. Most groups or people are cooperative in allowing some movement to adjust to light conditions, or retakes if I'm not satisfied or want to use a different combo. Painting and sculpture were once my passion, but now my passion is mobile photography. It gives me the freedom to create any time, and any where."
David Brown.


Photo by Mohsen Chinehkesh

Lens:  John S 
Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Flash: off


"I'm a mobile street photographer. My fascination with photography dates back to my childhood when my father gave me an old broken 110 camera to play with. I began my photography career with a Zenit 312m camera and Ilford PAN 100 black and white film. Although I've been taking photos almost all of my life, I was recognized as a photographer after I started to share my mobile street photos on photography networks like Instagram, Filckr and EyeEm. Hipstamatic has revived the sweet memories of analog photography for me, so now I shoot exclusively with Hipstamatic."
Mohsen Chinehkesh


Photo by Mark T Simmons (1)

Lens:  John S 
Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Flash: off


"The Candle That Burns Twice As Bright Burns Half As Long"

"This image was taken in the financial district of London, known as Canary Wharf, an area I have always felt resembles something out of a William Gibson novel. A world of imposing steel structures that overlook everything and an army of workers in white shirts and black suits. Lunchtime during the Summer months brings the workers out to recharge their batteries in the sun. Seated in lines and switched off.

The title is taken from the movie 'Blade Runner', as I felt it mirrored both my own feelings about the area and the almost Replicant pose from the main subject in the image."
Mark T Simmons


Photo by Matthew Wylie

Lens:  Lucifer VI 
Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Flash: off


"Taken at Church and Wellesely in Toronto during the Word on the Street annual event, which brings together thousands of people from a broad diversity of backgrounds who share a love of books, ideas, and reading.

'Always try to keep a patch of sky above your head.' - Marcel Proust"
Matthew Wylie


Photo by Mark T Simmons (2)

Lens:  John S 
Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Flash: off


"The Blue Pill"

"The Blue Pill came about after I had seen an exhibition of the work of William Klein and Daido Moriyama in London and watched a documentary there on Klein. How he would get in really close to people, to capture the moments that only close proximity can accomplish. He was fearless. The following day after work, I walked on to London Bridge, got down on my knees in front of the on-rushing commuters and just started firing off shots on my phone.
The subject in the image was clearly in a stressed state and appeared as one does in that moment when you have gambled everything in your life and then it suddenly starts to unravel, while all around life continues and your fellow commuters just keep coming, just keep coming, until they walk over you and leave you behind."

Mark T Simmons


Photo by Candice Chidiac

Lens:  Wonder 
Film:  Uchitel 20 
Using:  Oggl 


"In a country known as one of the most religiously diverse societies in the Middle East, one has to wonder why, on a warm Sunday afternoon in November, we could all be enjoying the same leisurely walk with our families and then kill each other a few days later. With a photograph of veiled women, this discussion is sadly inevitable. It's easy to turn this photograph into a political statement, but to me, those three women simply caught my eye, they looked impressive and proud."
Candice Chidiac


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