John Roshka Photographer

A Moment in Tunisia / Project Update and some words on style

Posted in Photography by John Roshka on March 1, 2013

For me photography is becoming more and more subjective…and I think because its rules are drawn by us, humans…we make the rules for it, for everything actually.

A photograph must please the eye or put questions and one can’t do that in an infinite number of ways…or styles. Every major photographer has his/her style. But I think it is not the style that they have, but the ability or the choice of making the photographs the way they do. I tend to say that almost all photojournalists, reportage photographers shoot their own way but within the same style.

What makes your own “style” is the selection of subject, the way you compose the image, the message and the most important is the dedication to the medium and the loyalty to you as an explorer of the world.

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Untitled #8, Nabeul, Tunisia, 2012 / from Views without People

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Untitled #8, Nabeul, Tunisia, 2012 / from Views with People

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Untitled #8, Nabeul, Tunisia, 2012 / from Moments

A Moment in Tunisia / Project Update

Posted in Photography by John Roshka on February 24, 2013

Garage door and arch, Nabeul, Tunisia, 2012 / from Views without People 

These kind of images give me a real aesthetic pleasure. I like to fill the frame with forms and compositional lines. They are simple views that tend to organize space through balance. I am at the beginning of exploring this kind of photography, but I like it. It is very calming and relaxing. Check this out: http://www.gerryjohansson.com/page2/photos-2/page72.html

 

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Women resting on the beach, Nabeul, Tunisia, 2012 / from Views with People

These images contain the same workflow and meaning, but have people in them. I consider them as a straight social documentation. A still moment captured and composed as the social scene takes it’s place without me interfering.

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A Family on the beach, Nabeul, Tunisia, 2012 / from Moments

This essay contains images more related to street photography. Interesting moments with subjects connecting with each other through motion, emotion, gesture and activity.

More photos are coming.

Views without People, Untitled #5, Lonely house, Nabeul, Tunisia, 2012

Posted in Documentary, Photography by John Roshka on February 2, 2013

Untitled #5, Lonely house, Nabeul, Tunisia, 2012

A MOMENT IN TUNISIA/Views without People

In 2012 I traveled to Tunisia. I stayed there 8 days so I haven’t documented any serious project. I was there as a tourist and the images I captured represent an unintentional, unplanned reflection of my feelings and mood at that very moment.
I photographed everything that caught my attention: interesting, beautiful and different and I classified the images under:

Views without people

Views with people

Moments

Views without People is a series of images that have no people in them, that are captured and composed both from the bus and from outside, and that have an interesting subject. These image are a reflection of myself, of what I find beautiful and different in comparison to the environment I am used to live in.

A Moment in Tunisia / Moments #5

Posted in Documentary, Photography by John Roshka on February 1, 2013

Untitled #5, A MOMENT IN TUNISIA/Moments, Nabeul, Tunisia, 2012

In 2012 I traveled to Tunisia. I stayed there 8 days so I haven’t documented any serious project. I was there as a tourist and the images I captured represent an unintentional, unplanned reflection of my feelings and mood at that very moment.
I photographed everything that caught my attention: interesting, beautiful and different and I classified the images under:

Views without people

Views with people

Moments

Moments is a series of street images taken in Tunisia during my stay. The images are not straight composed frames, but a capture of a moment.

A Moment in Tunisia / Views with People #5

Posted in Documentary, Photography by John Roshka on January 30, 2013

Untitled #5, A Moment in Tunisia / Views with People, Tunisia, 2012