Flickr a Day 208: ‘Glowing Mouth’

Street photographers present many different styles as a group but often something specifically identifiable individually. The art produced by Raul Lieberwirth is unremarkably human. I say unremarkably because the quality isn’t overbearing but just there. He captures the everyday, and behind it the emotions of living. Of being present. There’s a simplicity and frankness that is understated at first glance but nevertheless compelling.

View some of the many choices considered before I made today’s selection: “Circles“, “Riptide“, “Society Gates“, “Terrible Things“, and “The Lament of Eustace Scrubb“. To each photo Raul assigns a song, with link to YouTube. By now you must wonder why all the praise if the picked pic is something else altogether? Not all good street photography is about people. Technique matters, too, and this series has yet to feature something like self-titled “Glowing Mouth”.

Raul used the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens on June 23, 2012, using long exposure. Vitals: f/18, ISO 100, 55mm, 30 seconds. This kind of shot takes patience, and I wonder if that approach applies to his street photography. Ha! “Every car going by thought I was a speed camera”, says Raul, who is from Heidelberg, Germany, where he still lives. He joined Flickr in March 2006.

Photo Credit: Raul Lieberwirth