Street Photography: Sidewalktalk

It’s one of those days when you surf through the Net with no purpose, reading bits here and there, following one link after the other while checking your Twitter timeline to see if any one of your contacts has posted something interesting. And then you stumble upon a website and you stay there, devouring all its contents, and cherishing the joy of this new discovery.

In his Sidewalktalk project, photographer and filmmaker Jonas Normann take portraits of the people he meets on the street. His concept is beautifully described as Life Photography. And you can surely feel life coming out of his pictures and videos.

Every face tells a story. And every story is worth telling. Sidewalktalk is my way of telling a story. [..] I get to know new people everyday from every walks of life and that’s what drives me to do what I’m doing. It’s an addiction. I get to know people who under other circumstances would have never talked to me.

We do love stories, and we have immediately fallen in love with Sidwalktalk. Take your time to look at the photographs and soak into the stories they tell. And don’t forget to take a look at his videos (the Onkel A video made me want to jump on an airplane and go to Denmark just to try this cafeteria!).

Happy new discovery!


About Marta Favro

Full time employee in an online marketing agency, photographer and traveller (not necessary in that order). Graduated in English Literature. Passionate of long walks in the Nature, cats, books, music.
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7 Responses to Street Photography: Sidewalktalk

  1. I think you forgot to provide a link.

  2. I absolutely love street photography. For my first novel, I had to do a lot of research on how these photographers get their shot – there are as many methods as there are photographers. The artistry of it is so beautiful to me, because it is so honest. 🙂

    • Marta Favro says:

      Street photography is fascinating, both for the different approaches and for the million stories it tells. The thing that I love the most about this particular genre is that it’s all about ordinary people and how extraordinary they are. It’s honest, and gets to the essence.
      Than you for leaving your words. 🙂

  3. Thanks for sharing that. Loved the music selection as well. I most loved those serious, sullen and sometimes somewhat sad faces… those are the stories I want to know.

    • Marta Favro says:

      Oh I love the music selection too, it perfectly fits with all the stories being told.
      thank you for your comment. 🙂

  4. Thank you for finding this similar to the project I’m undertaken. Though to be truthful up its gone from a project to a personal journey. Seeing this helps inspire me further

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