BODYBUILDER AND DOGS
LIMITED EDITION 11 OF 15
Artist Phillip Kaminiak
New York, USA I 2010
This is a typical „street photography“ capture. You walk on the street and look around and look around. Suddenly you look to the side, you see the situation, lift up your camera and click. The moment is frozen for ever. Life continues. And something that will never happen like this again, can suddenly happen to you forever, because you can watch this picture over and over again.
Phillip Kaminiak’s photograph’s look is a mix of classical flash street photography of the 80ies to 90ies, with a slight sense of fashion or portrait photography. The use of flash, small rangefinder cameras, rather wide lenses, a physical closeness to his subjects and 35mm film gives the pictures something raw and glossy at the same time. This has a significant effect on the question you might have standing in front of many of his pictures: „Is it staged or is it documentary“?