Headshot, portrait, street and documentary photographer in NYC and Jersey City

alastair.arthur@gmail.com

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Legends - Alex Webb

Born:

1952, San Francisco

Locations:

USA Rust Belt, Mexican border, Haiti, Cuba, Istanbul

Gear:

Leica M Rangefinder, 35mm lens
Kodachrome Film

"I only know how to approach a place by walking. For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heart of the known awaits just around the corner."

"Luck – or perhaps serendipity – plays a big role… But you never know what is going to happen. And what is most exciting is when the utterly unexpected happens, and you manage to be there at the right place at the right time – and push the shutter at the right moment. Most of the time it doesn’t work out that way. This kind of photography is 99.9% about failure."

Key Publications:

 

Hot Light/Half-Made Worlds (1986)

Under a Grudging Sun (1989)

From The Sunshine State (1996)

Amazon (1997)

Crossings (2003)

Istanbul (2007)

The Suffering of Light (2011)

La Calle (2016)