Flickr a Week 2: ‘Antwerp’

What can you say about a photo that has more than 400,000 views? Koen Jacobs specializes in “urban and street photography”, and he’s an art form—or so says me. I came to his Photostream by way of image “The Underpass“, which I later learned, from his website, was chosen as the cover for musician/director Rafa Russo single “You Crossed My Mind”.

So-o-o-o, quite coincidentally, and surprisingly, something else: I prepared the first Flickr-a-Week posts in late December 2019. On the same day I finished this one, the 19th, the image-sharing service picked the “Top 25 Photos on Flickr in 2019 From Around The World“. Koen’s “undeniable dilemma” made the list. Oh my!

Circling back, Koen shot self-titled “Antwerp” on March 3, 2018, using Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens. Vitals: f/6.7, ISO 100, 1/90 sec, 70mm. The Belgian, who joined Flickr seven years ago, says “Gear is not important; good light, composition, and an interesting subject is what I’m after”.

Photo Credit: Koen Jacobs