Hartel is a German graphic designer living in New
York. He started taking photographs in the streets
of Manhattan about two years ago - enjoying taking
photographs of strangers. He studied the masters of
street photography in order to perfect his craft.
Markus always carries a camera to document life in
the urban jungle.
is street photography? - a reflection of every day
life; real, unaltered impressions of public places.
Places that everybody visits every day - the street
where you live, the parking lot of your favorite grocery
store, the subway. Street photographers document the
truth - take candid pictures of things that you don't
notice in your daily grind.
photography involves attention to detail - the photographer
pays attention to scenes, moments that you only recognize
subconcious. The camera is an unobstrusive extension
of the eye in any given situation. Oftentimes street
photographers take pictures 'they feel' - the photographer
happens to be there and captures the mood in a fraction
of a second. He freezes a moment that you will forget
in the same amount of time...
take your time and enjoy Markus Hartel's envision
of every day life.