I came across the street photography of Thomas Leuthard as I was ravenously adding photographers to my circles in Google plus or G+ as it is affectionately known. Thomas is a great example of how G+ can help talented photographers develop or build a following for themselves. I have gained in similar fashion and the surface has yet to be scratched.
Thomas Leuthard has produced a refreshing take on his photography. His intent is to redefine your view of street photography. He isn’t interested in the history of it. He shares with the reader an honest, candid (pun), and refreshing perspective on a form of art that at first makes the camera feel like a 50lbs dumbbell. Going Candid reads like a great conversation over a afternoon lunch where you lost track of time. Thomas successfully explains his view in a confident and digestible manner. The link above leads to a main page with the following excerpt (Pardon the formatting):
A book about street photography in the digital age. Forget what you know about street photography and read how Thomas Leuthard (85mm) explores the street with his camera. Find useful tips and tricks on how to approach people, getting closer to them and get the best out of you street experience. His workflow starts without a camera and ends in the galleries of this World. It’s not about the Decisive Moment or how you setup your camera. It’s more about the approach of getting a successful street photographer who will build a successful community around the World. It’s all about sharing and socializing. You will be taken to a journey through the big cities of this World looking into the eyes of strangers. Candid is the key word and
you will not be disappointed. Stay tuned for an exclusive book which will change your life as a street photographer…
The pdf is downloadable for free here. Enjoy it.