Sep 06, 2012
Oak Thitayarak is a designer and photographer who's recently released Citizen Chicago, a thirty six page book of beautiful images captured from moments of everyday life in the city streets. Street photography and street portraiture is a documentary art form where extraordinary candid photographs are created from seemingly ordinary moments.
"This form of photography, and photography in general has shown me a lot about life. It's taught me to live with an open mind, never to pre-judge a person or a situation. You can find beauty everything, just take the time to see."
A notion Oak further expresses in the book's manifesto-
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Chicago- a city of the people. Hardened by its weather and bonded by a common loyalty, an unstated union is upheld by the diverse citizens of this metropolis.
Through the eyes of a street photographer, the city becomes a theater. Fascinating characters captured in portraits and snapshots depict frozen scenes from a story directed by life and fate. With every press of the shutter, the intention is to reveal potential in spotting artistry, even in the mundane.
Sometimes poetic, others are as harsh as reality can be. Through it all, each exposure remains true, unposed, and unscripted. Take a walk with me, and let the breeze guide us through the City of Wind.
To download the entire book free visit oakt.net/citizenchicago