Joel Meyerowitz – ‘What you put in the frame determines the photograph’

Joel Meyerowitz is one of the living legends and masters in street photography. He began photographing in color in 1962 and was an early advocate of the use of color during a time when there was significant resistance to the idea of color photography as serious art.
In this insightful video, photographer Joel Meyerowitz shares some fundamental concepts on street photography  and tells us about how he aims not in photographing a singular thing but rather the relationship between things.

“When you put the frame up to your eye, the world continues outside the frame. So what you put in and what you leave out are what determines the meaning or potential of your photograph. But you must continue to keep in mind that there’s plenty of stuff going on off-stage and what bearing might the rest of the stuff off-stage have on this…” he says.


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