After practicing graphic design for almost two decades, Markus Hartel began his career in photography in 2003, coincidently when he moved to New York City.
What is street photography? A reflection of every day life – real, unaltered impressions of public places, places that everybody visits every day, the street where you live, the parking lot of your favorite grocery store, the subway. Street photographers document the truth – take candid pictures of things that you don’t notice in your daily grind.
Street photography involves attention to detail. The photographer pays attention to scenes, moments that you only recognize subconsciously. The camera is an unobtrusive extension of the eye in any given situation. Oftentimes, street photographers take pictures they feel; the photographer happens to be there and captures the mood in a fraction of a second. He freezes a moment that you will forget in the same amount of time…
Originally from Bogor, Indonesia. Currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan, as a PhD Candidate in geotechnical engineering. Having a big passion in photography. This blog is the visual expression, the collection of street photography, snapshots of everyday life.
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"I’m Korean and I grew up in Germany. I live in Berlin and street photography is my passion. I love this city dearly and capturing the little moments I happen to see on the streets excite me every day. I carry my camera with me all the time."