The Streets of Paris

Born in Portugal. Moved to Australia. Moved to London. Moved to Paris. Spent two years shooting street photography and portrait sessions all over Paris. Moved back to Sydney.

During the two years in Paris, Photographer Ludgero Filipe shot tourist portraits to make money while roaming the city for street photography.

“In between jobs and when not working I always had my camera on me and shot a series of street photography images, by a series I mean a few thousand images taken all over the city,” says Filipe, “It wasn’t easy, but the experience I had was worth every sacrifice.”

Filipe says he is heavily influenced by the great masters of street photography — names like Doisneau, Brassai, William Klein, and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

“Mostly, street photography is luck, which is the beauty of it, but I approach it by scouting locations that look beautiful, coming back at different times of the day to see how the lighting changes, the demographic changes and wait for something to happen.”

Here’s a small selection of Filipe’s work:

(All photographs by Ludgero Filipe.)

Here is a little movie on his experience of shooting street photography in Paris and a little insight into the way he approaches it:

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