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The Squirrel King

 

Meet Ricky Powell; self-styled “Lazy Hustler”, street photographer and West Village legend.

I first discovered Ricky Powell through the awesome “Everybody Street” film which illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and fell in love with his style. So I was stoked when I came across The Squirrel King.

This film (Directed by Dimitri Ellerington) was a Finalist of Tropfest Australia 22 2013 and it’s not hard to see why. You can’t help but like the squirrel king.

 

Street photography documentaries

Before I was a photographer I don’t notice how many other people also had a camera. When I got a camera and became a photographer I realised just how many people have cameras too. Welcome to the “frequency illusion,” or the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, the term for the phenomenon where by once you notice something you start noticing it more frequently. I experienced the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon again after I watched Everybody Street, since then I have discovered a bunch of other street photography documentaries. The below documentaries are the best documentary films that I have discovered about street photography and street photographers. I’d recommend watching them all.

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