Each month EAGER interviews an interesting photographer. However, this time we came across an existing interview that we think to be of interest at FotoTV. Listen to professor Harald Mante, a well known German photographer and teacher talking about the art of shooting photo series.
You divide three different kinds of photo series?
Yes, that's right: the photo series, sequences and the reportage. The last one ofcourse is best known from photojournalism.
What is the difference between your photoseries and sequenses?
Every photoseries ofcourse exsists of multiple images. Wherc the sequence tells a story, the photo series is more of a description of specific object or shape. It doesn't matter how many pictures a series consists of. If you have for example 12 images, than you can happily add or distract three of them. The meaning of the series will still stand out. A photo series can therefor grow easily in time.
A sequence always uses pictures with the same size and by definition the images have a specific order. A sequence mostly captures time and place. For instance, you can take pictures on one specific spot with a certain timelaps. Either you chance fate taking the photos, putting time in charge, or you wait for interesting things to happen. A sequence can very well consist of two pictures.
Prof Mante wrote several books on photography, amongst which one about this topic: Serial Photography. Click on the url and find out more!
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