18 September 2014 // Sanne Schrijver //Amersfoort


 Photographers often needn't look far to find their subjects: the sidewalk, public areas, any place with faces. But it takes a skilled eye to make the mundane appears interesting, the commonplace seems outspoken.

Joel Sternfeld (born 1944, New York City) made a successful series “stranger passing”, capturing the everyday. Over a period of fifteen years Joel Sternfeld travelled across America and took portrait photographs of random American citizens. You don't need a guide to help you understand these photos. No overly academic delights. Purity, accessible and fascinating. I found myself thinking about the people in the photographs, creating stories about who they were, what they were thinking, what had brought them to that specific time and place.

If you've ever watched people, you know exactly what I mean.

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