The Street Scowl

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All photography and art by Jessie Carveth 

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When I became aware of the street scowl

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These were taken so long ago I didn’t know I even liked photography, and post-process wasn’t democratized yet.

So long ago I didn’t realize how entitled “street” photographers can be.

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It didn’t occur to us then that we hadn’t been invited by strangers to snap their picture. It is an intriguing presumption, a trait common to both professional photographers and the tourists they have contempt for. Pro or tourist, most imagine it’s okay to stick a camera in strangers’ faces and call it “street”.

Taking pictures without offering sex?

Diane Arbus asked first for desire,  photos second, in my opinion the proper etiquette for staring into a stranger’s face to get a picture.

 

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All photo and edit, Jessie Carveth, 2017

 

Questions about Paris, photography, digital editing, how to avoid experts? jessiecarveth@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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