A few days ago, I came upon the work of photojournalist Scott Strazzante of the Chicago Tribune, which I thought I’d share with you, perhaps to enjoy with your morning coffee.
Scott hosts a photography blog within the Tribune’s website titled “Shooting from the Hip”, and specializes in street photography. According to his “About” page, Scott is a native Chicagoan, and has many impressive credentials and has earned numerous awards over the years.
What caught my eye with Scott’s work is the variety of his street photography. We generally think of street photography as candids of people, which Scott has plenty of, but he goes beyond that, capturing the character of the city in images that are as much about place as person. He uses color to add power to many images, but we find the understated (but no less dramatic) monochromes as well.
What surprised me the most, and this wasn’t evident until I had enjoyed many of his photos, and just happened to read a few of his captions, is that he captures these scenes with an iPhone. From my own experience, for subtlety on the street, a camera phone is unsurpassed, and Scott’s work demonstrates that.
Have a look for yourself and tell us what you think. I’ve bookmarked Scott’s blog and will be visiting regularly.
Have a great weekend, and thanks for visiting.