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For a good photo, you need to be as close to your subject as possible, is the advice you often hear and read when you start street photography. You are only really good if you shoot like Bruce Gilden. It seems that way. Anyone ever seen Bruce Gilden? He is big, loud and rude. He can’t help that. But it’s an advantage when you shove a camera up someone’s nostril. …

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The software I use to edit my photos allows me to add a watermark. It’s something you see more and more often: photos with a cringey signature of the photographer or just a cold name tag on them. I heard of a photographer who started adding his personal watermark to his photos after an image of his was used in an advertisement without his permission. I get his anger. However, …

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People want to understand. How is something put together? Under what circumstances was it made? And most of all, what does it mean? It is not only the world of politics, science and technology that ponder over such questions. In art, too, there is endless analysis. I often marvel at it. Page-long reflections on a photographer’s oeuvre. Sometimes I don’t see the photos until I’ve read the essay. Expectations are …

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