Joakim Möller

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 "I think the idea of capturing real moments of life on the streets, and in that way making them live on, is what hooked me to street photography in the first place. It is really magical to me that just by pressing a button, i can preserve the things things i observe forever. What i love the most about shooting on the streets, is how unpredictable it is. Everyday  when i go out on my photowalk, i have no idea of what i will get, and it is the surprises that keeps me coming back.

 

For me, it is important to not have clear Idea of what i want to say with my photographs in beforehand. Photography is to me just a visual diary. I tend to shoot a lot, everyday. I try to not think that much, i just shoot what my impulse tells me to shoot. My favorite photography-quote are: ”There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are”- Ernst Haas, i think it sums up what i want to say with my images, even if i never photograph myself, my photographs shows who i am. And as i have matured as a person during the three years that i have been photographing, my style in photography has changed as well, and i have started to pay attention to things i would never have noticed then. That is where the poetry in this art form is to me, as Ansel Adams said: You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved”

 

 

I have the photographer Richard Koci Hernandez to thank for inspiring me to start with street photography in the first place. His photographs moved me in a way that no other images ever had. His work r made me see the world around me in a completely new way. He is still one of my biggest inspirations. 

 

Saul Leiter are another really big inspiration. He used colors in a very careful and purposeful way to create beautiful atmosphere. He inspired me to start photographing in color.

 

I get a lot of daily inspiration from different artists on Instagram. Some of the  accounts that are inspiring me the most right now are:  @canal_andres @fisheyedreams @clem_ono2 @dan.cristea @so.asa  and @jackthestreet ".