Personal Street Photos

© Bjørn Kvaal

© Bjørn Kvaal

© Bjørn Kvaal

© Bjørn Kvaal

© Bjørn Kvaal

© Bjørn Kvaal

© Bjørn Kvaal

© Bjørn Kvaal

© Bjørn Kvaal

© Bjørn Kvaal

Bjørn Kvaal attended my photo workshop in Villajoyosa, Spain, this spring, and showed some considerable and impressive progression during the five days the workshop was running. Before attending he was used to photograph for the articles he writes as a journalist – with a detached style, but during the workshop he was pushed towards a more personal approach. Bjørn took the challenge and started photographing people in the little Spanish village with a personal involvement that at first was hard for him, but eventually got the better of him. By the end of the workshop he could show a strong portfolio of intimate street portraits. He got close to the people he photographed, both physically and emotionally, which clearly comes across in his images. Bjørn captures those small moments where people relax and show themselves as the persons they are.

About Otto von Münchow

Photographer based in Norway
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42 Responses to Personal Street Photos

  1. esse636 says:

    those moments when the relaxation lets the person come up- the most amazing to capture.

  2. Patrizia M. says:

    Molto belle, ha saputo cogliere tante espressioni e momenti di vita reale. Complimenti.
    Un caro saluto, Patrizia

  3. Look as you had a lovely time overthere 🙂

  4. If you took these in Norway and published them, I would suppose you needed peoples permission. Also in other countries?

  5. I so love pictures that are natural and not posed. For the smiles are genuine, the emotion raw and un-masked. These are lovely pictures.

  6. Dalo 2013 says:

    Definitely one of the most difficult things as a photographer, capturing those moments of life. Well done.

  7. lindajeffers says:

    “He got close to the people he photographed, both physically and emotionally, which clearly comes across in his images. Bjørn captures those small moments where people relax and show themselves as the persons they are.”
    Again, a perfectly timed post for the kind of street or “walk” photos I want to capture on my upcoming Camino de Santiago walk.

  8. Paula says:

    Yes, impressive 🙂 The father in the second shot does not look too happy :D. Thank you for this presentation of Kvaal’s work, Otto.

  9. YellowCable says:

    These need courage to approach people on the street and being patient for the right moment. The can be in conflict at time. Great work!

  10. “intimate street portraits”… I like that! So much of the human experience in those shots. Well done.

  11. ninagrandiose says:

    Reblogged this on Ninagrandiose's Blog.

  12. All of the images are chock full of wonderful expression!

  13. It’s wonderful to view the results of your tutelage.

  14. Bjørn has the ability to interact with his subjects and become ‘invisible’ in the crowd – a very important quality for a people photographer. Thank you Otto for sharing, as always.

  15. Very impressed with your photos and will follow you!

  16. Thank you for sharing. Overcoming fear when venturing into street photography can be difficult for some. It’s nice to know this student was able to do that and get some nice photographs in the process. The third image from the top captures a very nice spirit!

  17. Lisa Gordon says:

    These are wonderful, Otto.
    Thank you for sharing them here.

  18. My Heartsong says:

    No they are not posing but the father looks unhappy and is looking at the camera , discovering that the photo is being taken, perhaps? i am chicken to get that close unless it is a public event. These do show an assortment of emotions.

  19. themofman says:

    Very intimate. I see a tendency to capture moments between family and friends. Relationship is the common element between all of these shots. I suspect this is a very important pasrt of his personal life.

  20. Great street photography! Cheers.

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