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I am presently working on a series on addiction in the South Bronx: Faces of Addiction.
A few recent pieces on my work in the Press
The Literate Lens
Tampa Bay Times
Nice write up on my gallery show: Jorge Quinteros
Its very easy to simply run with your crowd, to not explore the amazing diversity and perspectives that are offered. Its also very easy to ignore others. By not looking, by not talking to them, we can often fall into constructing our own narrative that affirms our limited world view. What I am hoping to do, by allowing my subjects to share their dreams and burdens with the viewer and by photographing them with respect, is to show that everyone, regardless of their station in life, is as valid as anyone else.
This wonderful quote from Katherine Boo, about the slums of India, is a nice summary of what I try to capture in my pictures. "There's some way in which we would prefer not to see very clearly the immense gifts and intelligence of some of the people who live in our most abject conditions. Maybe there are some things at work in deciding who gets to be society's winners and who gets to be society's losers that don't have to do with merit."
I post peoples stories as they tell them to me. I am not a journalist, I don't try to verify, just listen.
I get so many questions on the technical side, so here is the deal: I shoot with a Nikon D700, almost always with a 50mm f/1.4 lens, and mostly in manual mode. What little post production I do is with Lightroom to adjust colors and intensities.
You are welcome to link to my pictures, but please ask for permission first and give credit.
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Photos of Chris Arnade (9)
"Chris takes street photography to another level. His technique is spot on, his ability to bring out people naturally is uncanny. If Wall street needs an artistic and humane conscience this is it."
July 15th, 2012
Loon Man says:
"I am completely blown away by carnade's shots. He gets people into the camera so splendidly, they show such "this is me" dignity without phony smiles. What is the dialog he uses to disarm his subjects?
I do not shoot his kind of shots, and am content shooting my own different style - - but if I tried to shoot the same as his, I would give up. Or kneecap him. These are that good."
November 27th, 2010
"After seeing all the flickr dross, I am stunned at the quality of your work. They have a feeling to them that I haven't seen in too many places."
November 29th, 2010
- Chris Arnade
- August 2009
- Bronx, NY