Katuvalokuvauskierros Kasperi Kropsun kanssa 15.6. (in English)
Street photography - what is it? And what makes a good street photograph? Street photography is an integral part of the history of photography and is still eagerly practiced today by both professionals and hobbyists alike. Street Photo Walks are series of events devoted to revealing the secrets of street photography, training one’s eye to spot what tends to go unnoticed and capturing the candid life on street. Organized by the Finnish Museum of Photography, these walks are led by street photographers and enthusiasts of urban landscape that share their gaze, tips and tricks – Kasperi Kropsu, Negin Hosseini, Rahul Thakuri, Taru Latva-Pukkila.
During the Street Photo Walk on the 15th of June, participants will be guided through the Helsinki city centre by street photographer Kasperi Kropsu, revealing secrets, tips and tricks of street photography. Kasperi Kropsu will discuss his photographic process, favourite places and routes and give advice on subjects, angles and juxtapositions. The walk will also include background information on street photography given by a museum guide. Participants will use their own devices (camera or phone) to take photographs, learn new ways of looking at familiar scenes and get inspired by their surroundings.
Kasperi Kropsu, originally from Oulu, lives in Helsinki and is a skateboarder and photographer.
“I found photography as a hobby after injuring my ankle while skateboarding in spring 2018 and have taken my camera everywhere with me ever since. I guess you could say it was a blessing in disguise. Soon after the accident, I came across street photography while browsing through Instagram, and after dabbling in it for a short while I was hooked. I searched the streets for timelessness in the mundane day-to-day life surrounding us. Colors, figures and reflections are the most important components in my photographs. Street photography brings great joy and fulfilment in my life and has taught me to look at the world with fresh eyes.”