Chris (a.k.a. MoiVous)
Chris (a.k.a. MoiVous)
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My journey as a photographer has led me to seek stories in my images and today the street is where that occurs. I don't always succeed - c'est la vie.
Feel free to comment and critique my images - I'll try and respond to all comments. Sharing and commenting benefit all of us. I find Flickr is a remarkable community of talented people that are prepared to share their work and inspire their peers. I'll also have a look at the photo streams of anyone who has given me a favourite star or follows me - don't be surprised if you get a few stars or follows back!
Street photography by definition is of people in public places. However if you find yourself in an image I have shared and wish it to be removed please let me know.
Please note: If you comment on my images with banner adverts or large award images expect it to be deleted. A comment should be a dialogue about the image and not a promotion.
I work as a medical scientist, and suspect I have photography in my genes as my grandmother and grandfather were photographic professionals.
I have enjoyed both technical and artistic challenges of photography since my late teens. I have progressed from film (a box Brownie and the old Kodak Instamatic as a child) to SLRs to digital P&S and now dSLR (not the same brand as film after they killed the lens mount!).
I'll make the point now - this is not about gear. I'm technically literate (both IT and photography), I've worked in darkrooms, written web pages, programmed computer systems, built PCs, have numerous lenses and camera bodies, but I'm not obsessive or worried about following the latest and greatest fad. The reality is I now use mainly one camera body, 2 lenses and two image processing tools. It's about making and sharing images.
I was involved with camera clubs for almost 10 years after meeting some guys from an on-line forum for Pentax users (have a look at Blackwood Camera Club) and as a photographic judge at state level.
The camera club involvement is over - I only judge now.
The one thing I've learned from my camera club experience (in my home town) is most clubs create photographic technicians and tend to ignore the development of the photographer as a visual artists or story tellers. That development is something I'm pursuing here - I think I can drive a camera :)
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Ah Chris, kindred spirits. It is so nice to find a street photographer that doesn't have a gallery containing photos of the back of people's heads, or people just walking by the camera. I believe that Street photographs are mirror images of society, the subjects are usually unaware that they are being photographed, cre… Read more
Ah Chris, kindred spirits. It is so nice to find a street photographer that doesn't have a gallery containing photos of the back of people's heads, or people just walking by the camera. I believe that Street photographs are mirror images of society, the subjects are usually unaware that they are being photographed, creating a spontaneous response to life as it happens in front of your eyes. Street photography is unplanned. You really never know what you’re going to get on any given day.Read less
I really enjoy Chris' work. It is spontaneous, witty, so well-captured. Street imagery is tricky, to capture the human moment in a frame that still offers an interesting image. Chris makes it seem easy, it is not. There are so many strong and beautiful pictures on his stream. Bravo my friend.