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Drive by Shooting by Johnny Tergo

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Google Streets eat your hearth out. Photographer Johnny Tergo combined the mapping style of google with the drive by shooting we know out of those certain neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Which happens to be the photographers home town. Tergo drives around in a car tricked out with strobes. He shoots LA’s pedestrians. Some photographs look to be straight from a hollywood movie. His strobes help to achieve this effect. The side mirror of the car can be seen in each image. It reminds us of being in a car. Looking at people whom we come across as we drive along the streets of Los Angeles. The series is called Passenger Side Window. The complete series now consist out of 62 photographs. Visit his website to see the complete set.

I am Constantly seeing interesting people whom I have the urge to photograph while driving past them on the streets. I built a series of interesting images of people on the street without the individuals knowledge, just as I saw it before me. I accomplished this by building a custom rig in my truck that is made up of generators, strobes, a digital capture station with remote fire capability and of course a mounted camera. This method also allowed me to light the images without having to set-up a series of lights for each individual portrait. In essence I built myself a driving studio.

In this series I seek to explore the interplay of environment and the individuals that occupy the space.

Johnny Tergo’s website: johnnytergo.com

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A Culture of Sitting and Waiting

Many of us are daily commuters. From home to work or from home to school. By trains, subway or car. If you take the same route everyday for a couple of years you probably start recognizing some faces. Jonathan Castillo photographed people in their cars during a commute. The series’ called Car Culture. It makes for a pretty interesting series. By using available light and a strobe the subject is lit beautifully. Those faces staring away in the distance, being bored while waiting for the traffic light to turn green. An interesting way of street photography to capture those lost hours of our lives behind another car.

Jonathan Castillo’s website: www.jonmichealphoto.com

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