Spread Love, It’s the Brooklyn Way

Welcome to my photo magazine

I’m Clement Merouani, a full time French Art Director living in Paris & currently working at Niji Agency.

Sometimes, I also take some shots, always trying out new things, exploring various styles & techniques, and delving into them through an emotional and aesthetical lens. I try to create powerful imagery by focusing on composition and editing.

When I travel to a new city, I like to wake up before sunrise and explore the deserted streets alone. Places are plunged into a unique atmosphere in those moments, and I try to immerse myself into these atmospheres to create my series of photographs.

The places we thought we knew appear transcended.

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NYC – Brooklyn
by Clement Merouani

more at behance

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A Pivotal Year for Street Photography

This year’s Street Photography Awards took place under unusual circumstances, to say the least. As a precaution against the Covid-19 pandemic, much of the world went under lockdown, and streets in every corner of the globe were strangely quiet, uninhabited, eerie and uneasy.

1st Place Series – Kevin Fletcher
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The usual hustle-bustle of crowds, consumers and commuters came to a halt, and the everyday pleasures of people-watching fell away to what we could view from the windows of our self-isolation or the screens of our phones.

3rd Place Series – Michael McIlvaney
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Nevertheless, hundreds of photographers from five continents submitted images from their streets, made before and during lockdown. Great photographs and series from “normal life” just a few months ago now seem charged with new poignancy as they reflect the liveliness and excitement of human interactions before street life stopped for a while.

1st Place Single – Gabi Ben Avraham
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In short, there was a lot of great work submitted, and much of it was not typical of what we usually consider “street photography” — so that was exciting, too. After hours of deliberation and discussion, the international jury selected 6 top Winners, 8 special Juror’s Picks, and 25 Finalists. We hope you like them as much as we do.

3rd Place Single – Paul Kessel
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These 39 photographers hail from 19 countries, and each has an undeniable talent in capturing life as it unfolds through careful observation, sharp technical skills and a strong creative vision.

Jurors’ picks – Wenpeng Lu
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Enjoy!
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Street Photography Awards 2020
more at lens culture

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Master The Light : la carte blanche de Lily Rose

En milieu urbain, quels conseils donneriez-vous à un photographe pour capturer au mieux la lumière ?

En milieu urbain, il n’y a pas de mauvaise lumière. Tous les moments de la journée peuvent s’avérer être intéressants. Il faut tout d’abord être créatif. Ne pas avoir peur de jouer avec les forts contrastes, les fortes ombres et les silhouettes.

La nuit apporte une toute autre dimension au milieu urbain et offre un nombre incroyable de possibilités en terme de photographie. Soyez attentif aux différentes sources de lumières qui s’offrent à vous (lampadaires, réflexions sur des pavés mouillés, façades illuminés, etc…), ainsi qu’aux mouvements (expo longue avec l’aide d’un trépied,etc..).

Assurez-vous d’exploiter les couleurs au maximum (néons, illuminations, etc…).
Enfin, être patient car lorsque je trouve une source de lumière qui me plait, je reste en général sur place un long moment en attendant qu’un sujet intéressant vienne compléter/perfectionner ma composition.
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Master The Light : la carte blanche de Lily Rose
via le mag

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Empty city streets

Winning images from the “Empty city streets” competition.

by Lukasz Derangowski
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by Корочкин Андрей
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by Эдуард Горобец
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by Arsinel Luca
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by Adil Kuandykov
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Empty city streets
more at 35awards

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