by Nick Turpin
Jared: This surreal image by In-Public founder Nick Turpin, from his ongoing series The French, has that “What the fuck?” quality that stops you in your tracks as you try to figure out what exactly is going on in the frame. That, and he obviously carries around a pair of dismembered legs with him when he shoots, which is a nice break away from the detached hand technique that has become so cliche in much of street photography.
In all seriousness though, maybe we can discuss a bit about the different approaches to shooting street. The aimless wander, the conceptual long-term project – or a mix of both. How do you shoot, and why does it work for you?
Nick has been at the street photography game for years, and has long been at the forefront of the surge in awareness and appreciation of the genre with his blog, his magazine Publication and the recent publication of ’10′ celebrating the 10th anniversary of In-Public.