Michail Moscholios' anti-manual is a philosophical diatribe on the state of street photography today.
Thought provoking. In your face. Anarchist. Is not this street photography?
Everything starts inside you.
The vision is taken by you and who you are. To REALITY...
The construction process depends on you.
This Anti-Manual on Street Photography is simply one of the best texts about Photography ever read. Why?
Because this is exactly what I want and what I look for in a book, thought for Street Photographers. In this Anti-Manual you will find disseminated semantics and ontology, but don’t expect the professor's dismal approach with the usual chapters about what is street photography and the consequent sub genres.
This is applied anarchist thought to photography, unconventional, baudelairian, intimate like a kick in the balls, “More provoking, less ethics, more aesthetics” ... this is a real rebel book, this is a book that academics will hate ...
My father handed me my first camera (a rangefinder) when I was 16 but funnily enough I have never shot street photography with that camera. Today, founder of BULBphotos Collective, of PhoS Street Photography Days and of the SCP community, writer and editor of various books, I want to pay back my debt to him and to my good friend Nikos Papadimitriou who was a great fan of Henri Cartier-Bresson and he transmitted me the virus.
Street photography took me hostage because it is the photography of freedom, of emancipation, of synergy among human beings and at the same time the total absence of them. It is an attitude against the ordinary, an instinctive response to the unpredictable, a juxtaposition of the unrelated.