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My surreal street photography

May 7, 2019
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Small series of surreal street shots taken by me in Rome. I love surrealism in street photography. These kind of images are so strange and enigmatic. Often I underexposed -2/-3 stop to obtain closed shadows and more saturation. To create more mistery and suspence usually I don’t show people faces.

As I said in previous article we can find surrealism in painting, cinema and photography. Today there are a lot of surreal street shots showed in social media and contest. Henry Cartier Bresson sometimes shooted surreal photos with a total different style.

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Surreal is not real. Images must have mystery showing a different reality, something different that looks weird to our eyes. These pictures don’t give any answer or explanations, but only questions and doubts about what we’re watching.  To create surrealism I play with lights, shadows and contrast of the scene.

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Sometimes i play with contrast bewteen foreground and mysterious background.


Sometimes I try to photograph surreal shadows.


Weird situations with high contrast and strange elements in foreground.

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No heads in my surreal street shots.

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Watch other surreal shots in my gallery.


That’s all folks


Stay well, have always light in your life

Best, F.S

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  • James Kuo September 14, 2019

    Bravo. Very nice collection.

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