We always look at different photographers to see some inspiration for future and also open mind for different styles. There is an ocassion due to one decade celebration of the Leica Street Photo competition. I went through nearly 9 thousand pictures which can be found here: LINK. It took a while to go through, but was worth doing! There are many photographers from all over the World doing fantastic job. Some of them could be recognized straight away. This is what gave me the biggest smile – hard work of people and consequence pays back. Unfortunately there were many pictures of poor quality, repeated or after heavy post processing.

Competition?

Yes, I sent one picture which was recognized in LFI and other places. However, I don’t have ANY expectations. The 2020 was tough and we didn’t have many ocassions to go out to photograph. Especially when non-essential travels are banned and you have a very demanding, super-active kid. Therefore, I focused more on photographing my family (examples are here). We hope 2021 will be much better and bring more occasions to go on streets. Let’s keep fingers crossed!

Our bets!

As I wrote above we went through all the pictures in the Leica Street Photo gallery and selected our favourite ones. We’d like to check whether we can judge pictures similarly to the jury which consists of big names! We are doing it to see how fair & how demanding we are for our own work. The competiton rules say about the selection of up to 20… I picked 36 (one film roll) which IMHO are very good and fit my taste of street photography. Ready? Let’s take a look at our bets for Leica Street Photo:

Final thoughts and waiting for results

I keep my fingers crossed for all the competitors. Regardless pandemic they deliver inspiring work. We had pleasure to look through the Leica Street Photo gallery. In addition, I will write an edit when the results came in on Monday the 21st of December. Again, those are our picks and we only bet which work will be in the final. In conclusion, we are not able to pick the winner, but Paweł Śpiewak picture looks outstading due to symbolic content.

Update 1/2

After finding some time here is the first update. The competition results are delayed until 21 of January 2021. Stay tuned then!

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