John Roshka Photographer

Film Street Photo # Роллеты

Posted in Chisinau, Moldova by John Roshka on September 24, 2012

Magnum Irrelevant

What is originality?

Is it when you are the first at something or when from a lot of like you, only you have the ingenuity to make something different?

Magnum guys were the first in Photojournalism/Documentary Photography/Reportage/War Photography/Street Photography. I don’t think it was very hard…because there was none to compare them with, they were and still are the Gods.

Today, you must struggle, fight, learn, work, sweat to be original because there are so may of us, photographers…

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Untitled, Chisinau, Moldova   Canon EOS 1n, Kodak Color Plus 200

This image is part of Film Street Photography project.

You can take a look at 3 more projects I have done on film:

Wide Streets

Black and White

Reflections in Black and White

 

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Film Street Photo # Levante

Posted in Chisinau, Documentary, Moldova by John Roshka on September 14, 2012

Everyday I look at photos on internet. I don’t feel that much has changed since the moment the first image was taken: same rules, same compositions, same moments, same construction of subjects so that it pleases the eye. Interesting, but we still go on and try to be better…

This image is part of Film Street Photography project.

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Untitled, Chisinau, Moldova   Canon EOS 1n, Kodak Color Plus 200

You can take a look at 3 more projects I have done on film:

Wide Streets

Black and White

Reflections in Black and White

 

 

Film Street Photo #…

Posted in Chisinau, Documentary, Moldova by John Roshka on August 9, 2012

There are street images that contain a number of subjects and elements that put together represent a funny moment, a frozen second of sarcasm and an amazing ability of the photographer of seeing how things exist in space and how they relate to each other. Matt Stuart is an example. I love his photography and the way he combines the subjects in his images.

And there is street photography that has a documentary touch, a descriptive element. Joel Meyerowitz, David Solomons, Trent Parke and others are some examples.

This is image is a part of Film Street Photography project.

You can take a look at 3 more projects I have done on film:

Wide Streets

Black and White

Reflections in Black and White

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Untitled, Chisinau, Moldova   Canon EOS 1n, Kodak Color Plus 200

Film Street Photo #…

Posted in Chisinau, Moldova by John Roshka on August 8, 2012

I realized that it is very hard to maintain a blog. It is very hard to write what you feel so that people would really enjoy reading it. I read blogs on photography and there are certain and very few people who can write and describe photography so that I could really enjoy reading it. But these people have decades of experience in photography and they also can write very well.

Everytime I decide to write a post, I get very confused. I don’t know how to organize it, what to write, what to post (cause I have a lot of images) so that it would work for the audience.

Now, I am in a period of struggling. I am deciding what medium to stick to – digital, film 35mm or medium format. I want to explore all the possibilities, all the pro and cons and then decide.

This is image is a part of Film Street Photography project.

You can take a look at 3 more projects I have done on film:

Wide Streets

Black and White

Reflections in Black and White

 

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Untitled, Chisinau, Moldova   Canon EOS 1n, Kodak Color Plus 200

With Bare Hands

Posted in Chisinau, Documentary by John Roshka on July 30, 2012

During my personal experiences and as a photographer I encountered different people. The most simple, kind, honest and respectful are people who have less. Around them I feel that I don’t have to play a role or to make them like me…I am just being human, open and respectful.

I seldom finish what I start…this is why this blog is so poor in images. This is how I am. I like more shooting, than posting, tweeting, marketing myslef and all these stuff…As my good friend and mentor, John McConnico said : “Marketing I am afraid is at least 80%, that is true of all things, not just photography”…and he is right. I have no idea how other photographers are doing it…when do they have all the time…

Well, I wanna start a project on people who work…who work with their hands. It is an ongoing project and I’ll try my best to post as often as possible. I will call is With Bare Hands…It’s simple, I’ll not write a long philosophical text making it more interesting or comlicated or whatever…just a theme to show something I like and which is not showed yet…at least in my country. 

Enjoy.

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Garage view, Chisinau, 2012

This guy was fixing front car windows. He fixes cracks.

 

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Working on the car, Chisinau, 2012

It was like 4 degrees inside and he was working without even feeling it. He barely move for 1 hours doing what he has to do.


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Garage view 2, Chisinau, 2012

The place was filled with old posters starting with Lenin and ending with an image of a Romanian poet. It was a trip back in time.

 


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