A Street Artist

© Morten Golimo

© Morten Golimo

© Morten Golimo

© Morten Golimo

© Morten Golimo

© Morten Golimo

© Morten Golimo

© Morten Golimo

© Morten Golimo

© Morten Golimo

Morten Golimo is an artist. During the workshop I taught in Villajoyosa this spring his approach to photographing the streets of the Spanish small-town was with an artist’s eye and understanding of light and composition. All his photos are beautifully composed and bring forward the sense of place and atmosphere. He works with tedious precision and takes his time to frame the subject. And in the post-processing he is more concerned about how the world he photographs looks like to him than how the camera actually captures it. Morten wants to convey the emotional ambience more than the pure physical content of the subject. As the artist he is, Morten is grounded and is able to express his personal vision with conviction. At the same time his is willing to be put to a challenge. During the workshop he was challenge to photograph on the street with a more intuitive approach, to let go of control and get out of his usual comfort zone. At first it was a testing challenge, but eventually he brought back some captivating images quite different from his usual way of shooting. You may find more about Morten Golimo on his website.


About Otto von Münchow

Photographer based in Norway
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61 Responses to A Street Artist

  1. Great photos with a real,sense of street life. The final one in particular is very atmospheric.

  2. Lisa Gordon says:

    Wonderful images, and it love the processing that was used.
    Thank you for sharing them here, Otto.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Bob Mills says:

    Simply ‘Top Drawer’ stunning!

  4. Morten Golimo… I visited his website, it’s incredible. Authenticity and talent…
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. RobynG says:

    Each image is more beautiful than the next…absolutely an artist! Beautiful work, and thank you for sharing Otto!

  6. Monica says:

    Wow, dette var en interessant og fantastisk artistisk tilnærming av bybildet fra denne dyktige fotografen… og jeg som er på stadig let etter “my inner voice” 🙂 kikket inn på siden hans, og her var det mye inspirasjon!
    Ønsker deg deg fortsatt fine sommerdager, Otto,- selv om det går mot slutten….

  7. Dalo 2013 says:

    These shots are the epitome of what street-shooting should be…wonderful series.

  8. Beautiful work here and my favorite is the little girl jumping.. each shot tells a different story..
    Well done Morten!!

  9. YellowCable says:

    Great pictures and I like his works from the link too. They all say about his background well.

  10. So vibrant. I get a true sense of place and atmosphere. Wonderful work!

  11. rangewriter says:

    Morten’s masterful use of the golden hour makes his images absolutely stunning. I particularly like the first and last one in the series, and the one of the girl leaping the curb. What timing!

  12. themofman says:

    “Morten wants to convey the emotional ambience more than the pure physical content of the subject.”

    I like this observation of his work. It’s clearly true, and even of the HD landscapes he has on his website. This is something that I also strive for, and it’s easier said than done.

  13. Such rich colors in all those photographs. I especially liked the second one 🙂 Thanks for sharing Otto.

  14. Leya says:

    Mycket snygga bilder – på hans site också. Fantastisk känsla!

  15. Thanks for sharing – these are very special. The lighting is amazing especially the last shot.

  16. lighthouse75 says:

    Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing Morten’s images, Otto.

  17. Alli Farkas says:

    I have absolutely no clue how he processes the images, but I am fascinated by the way (to me, at least) each photo appears to be more of a collage–that is, elements look like they’ve been clipped out of other photos and masterfully pasted into one complete composition. It becomes something like a test of reality perception for the viewer!

  18. Strongly appealing in a gorgeous town bathed in light.

  19. These photos are captivating. The vibrant colours of the focal point that become muted as your eye is drawn away really makes the street scenes come to life.

  20. Firstly, I’m drawn to all the colour in these images. And the man sleeping on the bench… I think I might be smitten with that one. Kudos!

  21. The blue sky in the first picture is really contrasting the warm yellow light therefore making this photo very interesting. For sure Morten knows what is doing !

  22. sheketechad says:

    While these are beautiful, his landscapes are something else! Nice intro, thanks Otto.

  23. suej says:

    Thanks for sharing, Otto – these are great images. Colourful, vibrant and full of atmosphere 🙂

  24. andy says:

    I have a good friend who is a very good water colour painter, and his photos, while not as good as this, often have something different about them. They have a different energy to those that a photographer would take.

  25. Hello Otto. I am interested in how the lovely painterly affect is achieved in the photos – I have seen it in your own images too. Is that a part of processing that you teach in your workshops or is it something you are able to share here?

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