Eaststreet 4 Street Photography Book

Eaststreet 4 Book Review

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The Eaststreet 4 photo book. “… contains unique selection of contemporary documentary photography from Eastern Europe: 100 photographs on 128 pages, together with two texts, both in Polish and English language.” I took it on a photo tour trough Aachen and photographed it on various occasions.

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Candid Portraits in Window Frames

Every public street parade has spectators. While a lot of people take part shouting, drinking and dancing on the streets a few choose to stay inside and enjoy party with the comfort and safety of their own private homes. While standing in their windows they are always surrounded by a specific window frame. I thought this would be a nice opportunity to shoot some candid portraits. I grabbed my 70-300mm zoom lens and went out to shoot a couple of distinctively framed candid portraits during the Rosenmontags Carnival Parade in Aachen, Germany.

While looking at my collection of candid portraits in window frames i have noticed three distinctive groups among the participants:

1 – Those who are costumed participate with open windows

window frame portrait, boy shouting, fang teeth curtain, carnival parade spectator

Boy shouting “Alaaff” for sweets in a hungry looking window

window frame portrait, carnival parade spectator, sailor costume, white brick wall,

Captain and crew in the outlook window

window frame portrait, carnival parade spectator, muscleman costume, red brick wall

Muscleman and friends squeezing in the window frame

window frame portrait, carnival parade spectator, greeting hand man

Greetings from above

window frame portrait, , carnival parade spectator, skeptic look hat, red brick wall

Skepic look behind the bricks

 window frame portrait, carnival parade spectator, beige brick wall

Costumed or regular wear each have its corner

2 – A minority of people without costumes open their windows too

window frame portrait, carnival parade spectator, bored couple

Bored looking overheated couple looking from the distance

2 – The majority of people without costumes are likely to stay behind closed windows.

window frame portrait, asian kids, white curtain knot, carnival parade spectator

Curious kids watching with interest behind the window

window frame portrait, yellow brick wall, red head scarf

Woman with headscarf observing the Carnival safely behind glass and bricks

window frame portrait, carnival parade spectator, white stitch curtain

Side glancing behind the curtain

window frame portrait, carnival parade spectator, alone at home

Young woman contemplating behind their window

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