PhotoJazz Five: Daniel S Kagle Interview 3

The PhotoJazz 5 are five questions posed to and 5 photos from a street photographer. This week, Daniel S Kagle gets the PhotoJazz 5 treatment.

Daniel makes his way as a professional editorial and wedding photographer in my hometown of Los Angeles, California. He has been at it professionally since before he was legal and has clients like Caterpillar and Belkin Electronics under his belt.

In one brief statement, define street photography.
Street photography is for me is finding interesting situations, juxtapositions and humor in public

How would you define your artistic style (What defines your visual ‘uniqueness’)
In street photography specifically my style is very traditional bordering on bland :-D. I shoot with either a 35mm or 50mm lens. I shoot tri-x. I like good tonality

How did you get into street photography?
Honestly i saw some of the great work of David Bradford (drive by shootings) and later Chris Weeks and Severin Koller on deviantArt. I had always done a lot of candid portraits and street photography. To me they just take that concept a few steps beyond

What influences your work?
My mood, light, the amount of film I have with me and my environment ( I havent been out much lately).

Who are your top 5 street togs?
Garry Winogrand, Henri Cartier Bresson, Severin Koller, Robert Doisneau, and Chris Weeks.

You can see more of Daniel’s street work in his deviantArt gallery.

About Brian

Brian Q. Webb is a photography enthusiast from Los Angeles, California who spends most of his time in Taipei, Taiwan. He is especially interested in street photography as well as large format portraiture and pinhole photography. He also likes to shoot lifestyle portraiture and occasionally acts as an agent for foreign newspapers wanting event coverage in Taipei. He was also on the staff of deviantArt and is co-founder of PhotoMalaysia, the largest photography community in that country.

  • Myoung4828

    those are great street shots

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, Danny does some great stuff. Wish he had been able to hook up with us my last time in town. Barring the loss of my other leg, the next time looks like the next Chinese New Year break.

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