Street photography and candid portraits by Grégory Dziedzic, a French urban photographer based in Toulouse. The photographer seeks suspended moments in time when the unaware subjects drop the mask of self-representation. Shooting locations in Istanbul (Turkey), Jakarta (Indonesia), Toulouse (France) and Paris.
I have developed and honed my candid street photography process in Istanbul. Walking against the stream of the crowd, I shoot these unposed portraits on the go, thus immortalizing the faces of passers-by who have dropped the mask of self-representation. These photographs are records of painless collisions on the course of multiple trajectories and gazes both characterized by vacancy (the subjects) or invisible intrusion (I, the photographer).
Istanbul (Turkey), 2010. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2010. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2010. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
The series "Istanbul candids" was published on 24 march 2013 by the alternative Middle-East media collective mashallahnews.com. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2010. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2010. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2011. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2011. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2011. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2011. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2012. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2013. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2011. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2012. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2013. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2017. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2013. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Cover picture of the novel "The Istanbul Girlfriend" published in 2018 by the Iranian publisher Negahpub (Tehran). © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2013. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Tired policeman in the Jakarta Kota train station. Jakarta (Indonesia), October 2013. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Istanbul (Turkey), 2014. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Toulouse (France), 2017. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Paris (France), 2013. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
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