During the walk with Naser Bayat & Ignacio Pérez Pérez we’ll be exploring the subject of poetic street photography and urban poetry. Taking place just before the Midsummer, the walk will playfully resonate with the poetics of the midsummer night’s dream – capturing the elusive sights of the city, the fleeting moments and the play of Nordic summer lights. Photographers will discuss their individual process and take participants to their favourite locations for shooting street photography. Participants will use their own photo equipment to take photos and learn new ways of seeing.
Naser Bayat is a self-taught photographer, born in Afghanistan. Naser’s work reveals a creative interpretation of everyday life’s fleeting moments. He lives and works in Finland.
“Street is an endless studio for photography, I see it as the sky, an endless loop of surprises. As stated, the sky's the limit. For me, street photography is a way of living, it is a call, an everyday call for an inner trip. After finding myself behind the camera and in the middle of streets, photography has become a shield that protects my back from the remorse of the past, and my chest from the anxiety of the future; every time it simply teaches me to Carpe Diem. In streets, I learned to see everything from various perspectives, I learned to embrace the diversity, to go with the flow, being candid and open to whatever comes towards me. When you are candid, you can see the poetry of life; those are the candid moments, where poetry meets photography.”
Ignacio Pérez Pérez (Venezuela/Finland) is a visual nomad. His artistic practice crosses diverse fields such as performance art, street photography, walking, dance, and networking. Since 2018 he has been curating the Street Photography Helsinki @streetphotographyhelsinki Instagram account.
“Streets are the biggest stage where I observe life perform itself. People, animals, balloons, clouds, splashes of colour, breezes of light, silhouettes and forms constantly manifesting, celebrating life at every corner, at every step, at every breath, blink, and beat. All like an endless dance that invites me to be here, fully aware to the mystery of every second that comes and flees away all around. Another name of this mystery is love. And this love that calls me out and takes me with it is what all my photos are about.”
Naser Bayat on Instagram
Ignacio Pérez Pérez on Instagram www.instagram.com/ignacioperezperez/
The duration of the walk is approximately two hours. Bring your own device (camera or phone) and dress according to the weather. The maximum number of participants is 10 for every tour and safety distances will be observed. The event is held in English.
During the walks, participants are encouraged to share their photos on Instagram using the hashtag #valokuvamuseophotowalk
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Purchased tickets can’t be returned, in case you can’t attend the walk, gift your ticket to someone who would love to join the Street Photo Walk.
We abide by the safer space principles in all our events: www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi/en/museum-info/safer-space-principles
Photos: Naser Bayat and Ignacio Pérez Pérez
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Mikonkatu 1, FI-00100 Helsinki, Suomi, Helsinki, Finland