Tuesday, March 15, 2011


This short doco on the great Mark Cohen shows him in the process of creating his strange, whimsical and beautiful street photography. To be honest, his approach seems to me to be kinda frightening and amusing. The elegance of his images does not in any way suggest the invasiveness of his approach. It certainly dispels the image of the unobserved street photographer loitering in the margins. It's reassuring to know that the photographer can be just as intrusive as the filmmaker, if only for that quick glimpse in time.

If you don't know his work and you could gather enough beneath the German voice over to interest you, here's a sample:

images: Mark Cohen

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