Phillip Lorca Dicorcia blurs the boundaries between staged and street photography. His earlier works were deliberately staged, but he used hustlers and prostitutes (like in the above image) who he encountered on the street. His more recent work is based on a more ‘traditional’ street approach in that it uses unaware passers by but with an interesting twist; he uses staged lighting. Basically he sets up strobes hidden on the street and then triggers them as a passerby walks past to capture his images. I think its good that someone is trying to do something different with street photography, as the genre itself is starting to become somewhat stagnant with cliches and overused subjects. So street photographers, take a leaf out of Dicorcia’s book and try something different!!

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