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.

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61 thoughts on “A Street Artist

  1. 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….

  2. 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!

  3. “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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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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