It’s uncommon for a photograph to make you snicker, however one road photographer has a definite expertise for capturing perfectly-timed humorous pictures that join completely different components inside a body.
Anthimos Ntagkas from Athens, Greece has traveled the world on the lookout for juxtapositions in his images. It could possibly be a playful use of a billboard, a genius angle, or the mixing of comparable patterns.
Ntagkas’s pictures teem with spontaneity and he tells PetaPixel that his technique of working has modified over time.
“Once I first began to take images, I used to discover a place within the streets that I favored and watch for individuals to return by,” he explains.
“However this has modified. These days, I don’t select the place, however I make each location work for me. I mix individuals with components all over the place I’m!”
Ntagkas’s eager eye is at all times trying to find a connection inside a scene.
“The images that I discovered most fascinating are those with juxtaposition. The connection between two completely different themes or much more inside one picture could be very intriguing to work for,” he says.
“Fortunately the themes in such a pictures are limitless and I by no means lose curiosity in pictures and that’s why I like road pictures!”
Ntagkas makes use of a Ricoh GR compact digicam for his images. The small digicam permits him to mix in higher and the individuals he images usually are not as uncomfortable with the much less intrusive digicam.
Ntagkas says he doesn’t even know how one can use Photoshop and if one in every of his pictures wants brightening he has to make use of a “image program” on his PC.
“The Decisive Second”
Henri Cartier-Bresson is the photographer most famously related to the “decisive second” photographic fashion. “The distinction between image and a mediocre image is a millimeter,” he as soon as mentioned.
For Ntagkas, he’s influenced by road photographers akin to Cartier-Bresson however he tells PetaPixel that he’s primarily involved with doing one thing “fully completely different” every time.
“Road pictures is tougher, inventive, and inventive than different types of pictures and that was very interesting to me,” he explains.
“It’s not solely capturing the second and the individuals within the streets however you additionally must be an inventive director with a view to mix individuals and components in a captivating perspective,” he continues.
“It is rather essential to see the work of different road photographers, and at all times attempt to incorporate your personal private id in your images.”
Ntagkas provides that whereas “expertise and persistence” play an essential position in such a pictures, generally an enormous slice of luck is required.
Extra of Ntagkas’s work might be discovered on his Instagram.
Picture credit: All images by Anthimos Ntagkas.