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 . 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.